Course syllabus

Avancerad analog design
Advanced Analogue Design

ETIN75, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-23

General Information

Elective for: E3, E3-dpd, MSOC1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course is a follow-up to Analog Electronics and gives you deeper insight in design of negative feedback amplifiers. Amplifiers are the core of analogue systems. This is why the theory is applicable to many analogue systems. The course gives a complete design strategy for amplifiers. Several aspects on amplifier design are covered for example noise and frequency compensation methods. The course is a firm base for continuing studies in analog ueand radio related courses and also touches some control theory.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


In this course synthesis of high performance negative feedback amplifiers is presented using a structured design methodology. In order to optimise channel capacity the course covers noise, distortion and bandwidth.

Origin of noise, calculation of input noise source and optimisation of noise performance.

Origin of distortion, definition of useful figure of merit; Distortion is described by power series and clipping; Optimisation of current budget and effects of local feedback.

Estimation of maximal bandwidth; Phantom-zero and pole-split is used as advanced methods in frequency compensation.

Biasing of multi-stage amplifiers; Realization of bias sources and global bias feedback.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam, hand-ins and laboratory work. The grade is set from the written exam. Two re-exams are given each year but laboratory work is only done once a year.

Code: 0113. Name: Advanced Analogue Design.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0213. Name: Assignments.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0313. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 8.
The course overlaps following course/s: ETI290

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetsadjunkt Bertil Larsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.