Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

ESE319: Fundamentals of Solid-State Circuits

Spring 2019

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 an emphasis on analog circuits.  It will cover both fundamentals as well as the 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, and various current mirrors. 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.

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 and fabrication.

 

 

 

 


 

 

General Information

Instructor

Jan Van der Spiegel
Room 201 Moore

Office Hours: Tue 4:30-5:3 0PM and Wed. 2:30-3:30 PM

Email: jan@seas.upenn.edu

Teaching Assistants 

Han Hao (Lab); 307 Moore

Pouria Sanjari, (Lectures); 307Office Hours: Mon 2-3 PM and Review session Fr. 10 AM

Firairi Baya, (Lectures); Office Hours: Wed. 2-4 PM in Detkin Lab

Time and Location

Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, 212 Moore

Prerequisite

ESE 215.

    Main text

Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, by B. Razavi, McGraw-Hill, 2001 (or newer edition).

   Grading:

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

  COURSE OUTCOMES SEE BELOW.


 

 

Syllabus (tentatively)

 

Lecture Topics (Tentative)
Introduction, Semicodncutors and MOS Filed Effect Transistor (MOSFET)
MOSFET structure and Threshold Voltage (Vth)
MOSFET I-V characteristics: triode region
MOSFET in saturation
MOSFET second order effects
MOSFET Layout and MOS Capacitor
Single Stage Amplifier: Common Source (CS) - introduction
CS Amplifier: biasing, diode connected load and active loads
CS Amplifier: Source Degeneration; Output Impedance
Differential Pair Amplifier: Introduction and Small Signal Analysis
Differential Pair Amplifier: CMRR, Active Load
Differential Pair Amplifier:  Slew Rate (SR), Examples of Diff. Amplifiers
Diff. Amp: Offset Voltage & Design Procedure 
Common Drain (CD)  Ampl. (or Source Follower)
Common Gate Amplifier
Common Gate Amplifier examples
Cascode Amplifier
Cascode Amplifier
Differential Cascode
Output Stages (Class A) & Power efficiency
Class B amp (Push Pull) & Class AB
Basic Current Mirrors
Cascode Current Mirrors
Frequency Response, Miller Effect
Baiscs of Feedback

 

Course outcomes

At the end of the semester you will be able:

 


 

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