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Before choosing course

The student should after the course understand properties of advanced analog circuit with the aim to to design integrated circuits.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus IL2218 (Spring 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Models for MOS integrated circuits active devices
  • Single transistor and multiple transistor amplifiers
  • Current mirrors, active loads and references
  • Operational amplifiers with single ended outputs
  • Frequency response of integrated circuits
  • Feedback and stability of feedback amplifiers
  • Noise

Intended learning outcomes

The student is after the course able to:

  • describe and explain large signal behaviour and small signal models for MOS transistors, evaluate models with simulation
  • draw small signal models , calculate gain and input, output impedances of transistor amplifiers, sketch transfer function of amplifiers
  • describe and design different kinds of current mirrors
  • analyse MOS operational amplifier
  • calculate frequency response of integrated amplifiers
  • explain the benefits of negative feedback and identify different feedback configurations
  • analyse frequency response and appraise stability of feedback amplifiers, design stable amplifiers
  • describe different noise sources, use noise models and calculate noise in amplifiers
  • describe short channel effects and MOS device models
  • use SPICE simulation tools in order to verify and analyse ampliers.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic course in analog electronics.

Recommended prerequisites

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Bezad Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits

Upplaga 1, 2000, McGraw Hill

ISBN 0-07-118839

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Course, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

  • Lab. course (LAB1 3,0 credits)
  • Written exam (ANN1; 4,5 credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IL2218

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Engineering

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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