MSc Track on Telecommunication and Sensing Systems

EE4520 Analog CMOS design I

Topics: Design of basic analog circuits in modern CMOS technology
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the design of basic analog circuits in modern CMOS technology. Students will learn about the operation of MOSFETs, how they can be used to realize basic analog circuits and how to verify the performance of these circuits with the help of Spice-like circuit simulators (LTSpice will be used during the course).

Covered topics:

  • DC, AC and transient analysis.
  • Opamps and feedback: effect of feedback on impedances; frequency behavior; time-domain behavior & stability; asymptotes & feedback; signal integrity.
  • The MOS transistor: regions of operation; simplified model for hand-calculations; second-order effects.
  • Single-Stage Amplifiers: DC behavior; AC Behavior; transient behavior; fundamental limitations.
  • Cascoding: effect on DC gain; effetc of MOS ft.
  • Noise: origins & properties, noise in circuit design.
  • Distortion: calculation procedure; symmetrical systems; distortion and feedback.


prof.dr. Kofi Makinwa

Design of precision analog circuits, sigma-delta ADCs, low-offset amplifiers, voltage and frequency references, sensor interface circuits and smart sensors.

dr. Fabio Sebastiano

cryogenic electronics, quanutm computation, analog/mixed-signal circuit design, frequency references, sensors, sensor readout

Last modified: 2019-12-16


Credits: 3 EC
Period: 0/3/0/0


Kofi Makinwa