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CMOS Analog Circuit Design short course to be held on June 4-8, 2018 on Amelia Island, Florida. See Upcoming Short Courses link above.

• The CMOS Analog Circuit Design short course is now available on-line through Continuing Ed at Imperial College, London. Use the following link for more information.

• A new ESD on-line course is available that focuses on ESD from the viewpoint of an analog/mixed-signal designer.

• The CMOS Analog Circuit Design short course is also available with IC design projects via EDX at Efabless.


  CMOS Analog IC Design Short Course - Lecture Material

Introduction to Technology

  • Basic MOS Semiconductor Fabrication Processes
  • PN Junction
  • MOS Transistor
  • CMOS Transistors
  • BJT Transistors
  • Passive Components
  • Other Technology Considerations

Analog Circuit Modeling

  • Simple MOS Large Signal Model
  • Modifications for Submicron Technology
  • Small-signal MOS Model
  • BJT Large-signal Model
  • BJT Small-signal Model
  • Computer Models
  • Extraction of Simple Model using the Computer

Analog Subcircuits

  • The MOS Switch
  • MOS Diode
  • MOS and Bipolar Current Source/Sinks
  • Current Mirrors
  • Current and Voltage References
  • Bandgap Voltage References


  • Simple Inverters
  • Differential Amplifiers
  • Cascode Amplifiers
  • Current Amplifiers
  • Output Amplifiers
  • High Gain Architectures

Operational Transconductance Amplifiers

  • General Design Principles of Op Amps
  • Compensation of OTA's
  • Two-stage CMOS OTA Design
  • Power supply rejection ratio of the two-stage op amp
  • Cascode Op Amps
  • Simulation and Measurement Techniques
  • Macromodels for Op Amps

High Performance Op Amps

  • Buffered Amplifiers
  • High-Speed/Frequency Op Amps
  • Differential Output Op Amps
  • Micropower Op Amps
  • Low Noise Op Amps
  • Low Power Supply Op Amps


  • Characterization of Comparators
  • Two-stage Open-loop Comparator
  • Other Open-loop Comparators
  • Improving the Performance of Open-loop Comparators
  • Discrete-time comparators
  • High-speed comparators

Digital-Analog & Analog-Digital Converters

  • Characterization and Definition of D/A and A/D Converters
  • Current Scaling D/A Converters
  • Voltage Scaling D/A Converters
  • Charge Scaling D/A Converters
  • Voltage and Charge Scaling D/A Converters
  • Other Types of D/A Converters
  • Characterization and Definition of A/D Converters
  • Serial A/D Converters
  • Medium-Speed A/D Converters
  • High-Speed A/D Converters
  • Oversampled A/D Converters
  • State of the Art A/D Converters, Limits of A/D Converters




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