Course syllabus

# Avancerad analog design

Advanced Analogue Design

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

## General Information

## Aim

## Learning outcomes

## Contents

## Examination details

## Admission

Admission requirements:
## Reading list

## Contact and other information

Advanced Analogue Design

Valid for: 2012/13

Decided by: Education Board 1

Date of Decision: 2012-03-23

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.

Knowledge and understanding

For a passing grade the student must

- have gained deep understanding in feedback theory
- be familiar with the transistor’s characteristics and its model in that the student is able to make design choices to optimize noise, bandwidth and bias parameters.

Competences and skills

For a passing grade the student must

- from a given specification be able to design an amplifier that fulfils specifications on noise, bandwidth and bias, by calculating and implementing an ideal amplifier topology using at most three stages.
- be able to characterize an amplifier using measured data, and suggest and design changes to meet a given specification

Judgement and approach

For a passing grade the student must

- be well prepared to discuss analogue amplifiers at research level
- be able to express knowledge in feedback theory orally and in writing

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.

*Noise:*

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

*Distortion:*

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.

*Bandwidth:*

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

*Biasing:*

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

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.

Parts

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.

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

- Lecture notes 2012 Electro and information theory.
- Gray, Hurst, Lewis, Meyer: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits. Wiley ISBN: 978-0-470-39877-7 or.
- Verhoeven C et.al.: Structured Electronic Design Kleuwer 2003 ISBN 1-4020-7590-1.
- Exercises, Laboratory manual 2012, Electro and information theory.

Course coordinator: Universitetsadjunkt Bertil Larsson, bertil.larsson@eit.lth.se

Course homepage: http://www.eit.lth.se/course/eti290

Further information: With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.