Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

ESE319: Fundamentals of Solid-State Circuits

Spring 2015

Professor Jan Van der Spiegel

 


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Description

 

The class deals with the analysis and design of integrated circuits in CMOS technologies with emphasis on analog circuits.  It will cover both fundamentals as well as practice of analog circuit design, with emphasis on circuit performance evaluations using hand calculations and simulations. Topics include MOS transistor operation, single-stage amplifiers, differential amplifiers, multi-stage amplifiers, current mirrors and feedback systems. An accompanying lab will provide the students with the opportunity to practice what was learned in class through designing, simulating, building and testing of real-life systems. The lab component will develop stepwise resulting in a larger end-of-the-semester project, including PCB design.

 

 

 


 

 

General Information

Instructor

Jan Van der Spiegel
Room 203 Moore

Email: jan@seas.upenn.edu

Teaching Assistants 

Kiana Montazeri, Email: kianamon@seas.upenn.edu

Andrew Botelho, Email: botelhoa92@gmail.com

Time and Location

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 N, DRLB 4E9

Prerequisite

ESE 215.

    Main text

Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, by B. Razavi, McGraw-Hill, 2001.

   Grading:

HW (20pts); Midterm (20 pts); Final (30 pts); Lab (30 pts); Quizzes: 1% for extra credit each.

 

Syllabus (tentatively)

 

Lecture

Topics

1

Introduction

2-5

MOS device physics

MOS device physics (2nd order effects)

MOS DC characteristics

Small signal vs. large signal models

Single-stage MOS amplifiers

Single-stage MOS amplifier

Single-stage MOS amplifier

Single-stage MOS amplifier

Single-stage MOS amplifier

Single-stage MOS amplifier

Differential amplifier

Differential amplifier

Differential amplifier

Current Mirrors

Current Mirrors

Operational amplifier

 

Operational amplifier

Operational amplifier

Operational amplifier

Operational amplifier

Feedback and stability

Feedback and stability

Feedback and stability

Oscillators

Oscillators

 

 

 

 

What comes beyond ESE319 for students interested in integrated circuits and electronics system design?