Direct current/Integrated circuits

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It is a course of Electronic engineering
  • Level 1
  • Term 1
Electronic engineering
Electronic engineering

Syllabus[edit | edit source]

This is an introductory course on integrated circuit design. The concepts presented here are the fundamentals that any IC designer must understand prior to pursuing advanced IC design concepts.

To understand IC design techniques, one must have a good understanding of circuits and systems concepts. IC designers must have an intuitive feel for ohm's law, kirchoff's laws, and the physics that governs the behavior of transistors. For this reason, a short review on semiconductor device physics is beneficial.

Lecture plan[edit | edit source]

Introduction to Integrated Circuits


  • Small-Signal Model

BJT Basics

  • Small Signal Model

CMOS Blocks / Subcircuits

  • Current Mirrors
  • CG/CE Amplifiers
  • Cascode
  • Folded Cascode

The Opamp

IC Design Flow

IC Design Tools (EDA)

Reference books[edit | edit source]

Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits (4th Edition)
by Paul R. Gray

Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits
by Behzad Razavi

The Art of Electronics

by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill

Lessons In Electric Circuits

by Tony R. Kuphaldt

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Active participants[edit | edit source]

Neurondev -Nov. 17th 2007

User:Kofani1997 - Dec. 09 2023

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Subject classification: this is an engineering resource.
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