IL2220 Low Power Analogue and Mixed Signal ICs 7.5 credits

Låg effekts analog och mixed signal IC

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of, and experience with, the basic design concepts for low power analog and mixed signal VLSI circuits in CMOS technology.
After this course the students should be able to:

  • Explain the basic design concepts for low power mixed signal VLSI circuits in CMOS technology.
  • Apply the knowledge in low-power analog and mixed-signal VLSI circuit analysis and simulation.
  • Identify the critical parameters that affect the analog and mixed-signal VLSI circuits’ performance.
  • Design low-power analog and mixed-signal VLSI circuits by using CMOS processes.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The main course topics are:
-BJT and MOS devices; Noise analyses and models 
- Basic current mirrors and single-stage amplifiers: CMOS operational amplifier design; Advanced current mirrors and operational amplifiers
- Voltage comparators; Band-gap voltage references
- Sample & Hold; MOS SC circuit fundamentals; SC filters and gain circuits; Low-voltage SC design techniques
- Continuous-time filters
- Data converters fundamentals: ADCs, DACs.; Nyquist D/A converters Nyquist-rate A/D converters; Oversampling A/D converters; Oversampling D/A converters; Decimation and interpolation filters

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of, and experience with, the basic design concepts for low power analog and mixed signal VLSI circuits in CMOS technology.
After this course the students should be able to:

  • Explain the basic design concepts for low power mixed signal VLSI circuits in CMOS technology.
  • Apply the knowledge in low-power analog and mixed-signal VLSI circuit analysis and simulation.
  • Identify the critical parameters that affect the analog and mixed-signal VLSI circuits’ performance.
  • Design low-power analog and mixed-signal VLSI circuits by using CMOS processes.

Course Disposition

Students will be introduced to low voltage low power design techniques for analog and mixed signal CMOS IC’s.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic knowledge of transistor operation and models, function of simple analog circuits, Laplace and z-transforms, frequency-domain circuit analysis, familiarity with IC fabrication and circuit simulation tools such as SPICE.

Recommended prerequisites

IE1202 "Analog elektronik” or equivalent is required.
IL2218 Analog elektronik fk is recommended.

Students will be introduced to low voltage low power design techniques for analog and mixed signal CMOS IC’s. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of transistor operation and models, function of simple analog circuits, Laplace and z-transforms, frequency-domain circuit analysis, familiarity with IC fabrication  and circuit simulation tools such as SPICE.

Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: 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.

The examination consists of quizzes, homeworks and final written exam.

Other requirements for final grade *

Quiz and homeworks ( pro1;3.0 hp)

Final exam ( TEN1;4,5 hp)

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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Examiner

Ana Rusu

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 IL2220

Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Follow-up course: Advanced Topics in Mixed-Mode Design – IL2221 (IL3602)

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.

Supplementary information

This course is from VT17 replaced by IL2239 Analog-Digital Interfaces 7,5 credits.