Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MSOC1. Optional for: E4, E4dps, E4rn, F4, F4nfe, N4, N4nel. Course coordinator: Pieternella Cijvat,, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Prerequisites: ESS020 or ESSF01 Analogue Circuits. Recommended prerequisits: ETI290 Advanced Analog Design. Assessment: The student must pass both the laborations part and the exam. Further information: The course will be given in English. Home page:

Analogue IC Design builds upon the knowledge obtained in the courses Analogue Circuits (ESS020 or ESSF01) and Advanced Analogue Design (ETI290), where amplifier design using discrete components has been taught. In Analogue IC Design one will learn to design amplifiers on integrated circuits. The aim of the course is to create a solid understanding of analogue integrated circuit design. The focus is on CMOS technology, which is the most common technology for integrated circuits. The aim of the laboratory part of the course is to create skills using CAD-tools for IC-design, so that the students after completing the course can perform an IC-project (ETI210) with analogue orientation.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course starts with a short part about how CMOS circuits are manufactured, and how the designer can control the shape of the circuit using the layout. Then the realization of different components and their properties are covered. An emphasis is put on equations and models that describe the behaviour of the components, especially the MOS transistor. The components are then combined to different building blocks, primarily current mirrors, amplifier stages, and operational amplifiers. The choice of circuit topology and component parameters to meet a given specification is a very central part of the course, as well as analysis of given designs.

Modern CAD-tools for analogue IC-design is also an important part of the course, where the laboratory work is central. It covers design and simulation on schematic level as well as on layout level. After completed course one should be able to perform an IC-project (ETI210) with analogue orientation. One can also continue with design of radio frequency CMOS circuits in Integrated Radio Electronics (ETI170).

Gray, Hurst, Lewis, Meyer: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Fourth Edition. Wiley 2001.