Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

EEC 210

MOS Analog Circuit Design

Fall 2023

Preliminary Course Overview

This page last modified on September 24, 2023


Course Time and Location: Tu, Th 10:30-11:50 am, 1130 Bainer.
Class will not meet on holidays (November 23).

Instructor: Professor Stephen Lewis
Office Hours: TBA (On Zoom).
Please talk with me in office hours or after class instead of sending me email.

Recommended Text: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, 5th Edition, Wiley, 2009.
The text is not required, and the course will be taught so that you do not need to buy it. If you do buy it, a used copy of either the 4th or the 5th edition is fine for this class.

Text Corrections: Errata

Reference Texts:
  1. CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Baker, 4th Edition, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2019.
  2. Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Razavi, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2016.
  3. Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Carusone, Johns, and Martin, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2011.

Prerequisites: EEC 110B, 140A

Objectives: This course concentrates on analog circuits using CMOS technologies. After taking this course, a student should understand:
  1. Linear models for CMOS devices
  2. CMOS amplifier and reference circuits
  3. Compensation techniques for electronic linear amplifiers
  4. Simple noise-analysis techniques for CMOS amplifiers
  5. The use of the SPICE circuit-simulation program

Assignments will be posted on the course website but will not be collected or graded this term. Homework solutions will be available on the course website about a week after the homework is posted.

The grades will be based on a midterm exam, an HSPICE-based design project, and a final exam. The midterm exam will be on Thursday November 2. The project will be assigned in early November and probably due on Tuesday November 21. The final exam time is scheduled for Tuesday December 12 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. (Click the following link Campus final exam schedule and then click "Final Exam Period Groupings.")

The weighting used for the final course grade will be:

Project 25%
Using HSPICE will be required
Midterm Exam 25%
Closed book and 1 sheet (both sides) of notes allowed (8.5 in. by 11 in.)
Final Exam 50%
Closed book and 2 sheets (both sides) of notes allowed (8.5 in. by 11 in.)

Reading suggestions:
The reading suggestions give an outline for the class and refer to the recommended text: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, 5th Edition, Wiley, 2009.

MOS Transistors and Technology Sec. 1.1-1.2, 1.5-1.9
Basic MOS Amplifiers Sec. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.2, 3.3.4, 3.3.5, 3.3.7, 3.3.9,, 3.4.3, 3.4.4
Differential Pairs Sec. 3.5.3, 3.5.4, 3.5.5,,
Current Sources and Active Loads Sec. 4.1, 4.2.1,,,,,, 4.3.1-4.3.5, A4.1.2, A4.2.2
Reference Circuits Sec. 4.4
MOS Two-Stage Op Amp Sec. 6.1-6.4
Frequency Response Sec. 7.1-7.3, 7.5 (skip material on bipolar transistors)
Stability and Compensation Sec. 9.1-9.4, 9.6 (skip material on bipolar transistors)
Introduction to Noise Sec. 11.1-11.8 (skip material on bipolar transistors)