Direct current/Integrated circuits

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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]

Introduction to Integrated Circuits

  • Digital Integrated Circuits
    • CMOS
    • TTL
  • Analog Integrated Circuits
  • Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits
  • RF 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]

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

Online resources[edit]

IC Design Tutorials / Fundamentals RFIC Theory and RFIC Subcircuits sections are applicable to IC design in general.

MIT OpenCourseWare, Integrated Microelectronic Devices - Fall 2002 Lecture Notes (MOSFET / BJT Device Physics)

MIT OpenSourceWare, Microelectronic Devices and Circuits Fall 2003 Lecture Notes (a CMOS IC Design course)

UC-Berkeley Analog IC Design Course Fall 2004 Lecture Notes

Purdue CMOS Analog Design Course - Spring 2006

Iowa State Analog Integrated Circuit Design Course Lectures in Powerpoint format, Spring 2006

An Introduction to Analog Circuit Design - Part 1, Planet Analog

Short Introduction to CMOS Design from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Toulouse, France

Since many of these links are to pages hosted at universities, there is the risk that the pages may be removed at any time.

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Active participants[edit]

Neurondev -Nov. 17th 2007

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