ECE 511 Analog Electronics

Analog integrated circuits and analog integrated circuit design techniques. Review of basic device and technology issues. Comprehensive coverage of feedback networks and MOS operational amplifier design including gain, frequency response, common mode feedback, supply independent biasing, input offset, slew rate, settling time, stability, and compensation. Brief coverage of noise, matching, and nonlinearity. Strong emphasis on use of SPICE based computer simulation design tool for homework and project assignments. Students are required to complete an independent design project. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite
  Undergraduate degree engineering with a class in electronics engineering or consent of instructor. Senior-level undergraduate analog circuit course covering dc and small-signal analysis of simple bipolar (BJT and/or HBT) and CMOS amplifier circuits including two-stage amplifiers and op-amp compensation concepts. Students taking ECE 511 must be proficient with DC, small signal AC analysis, and Kirchoff's current and voltage laws, and have a full understanding of transistor operation and small-signal modeling.

• Course Objectives

After taking this course, the student should be able to analyze and design critical analog integrated circuit blocks at the transistor level, including single and multi-stage amplifiers, bias networks, and both elementary and advanced operational amplifiers.  The student should be able to determine the effect of feedback on circuit operation and then design appropriate feedback networks for amplifier and bias circuits.  Finally, the student should be able to efficiently use Cadence design tools for circuit design and analysis.

• Course Requirements

Homework Assignments: 20%

Exams (two tests + final): 60%

Project: 20%

• Textbook

Required for all students
Carusone, Johns, and Martin, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, 2nd edition, Wiley and Sons, 2012.

Required for students who have only had one semester of electronics at undergraduate level:
Murmann, Analysis and Design of Elementary MOS Amplifier Stages, 1st edition, National Technology & Science Press, 2013.

Supplemental references (not required, but helpful):

  1. Gray, Hurst, Lewis and Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th edition, Wiley.
  2. Behzad Razavi. Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits. McGraw-Hill.
  3. Ken Kundert, The Designer’s Guide to Spice & Spectre, Springer, 1995

• Computer and Internet Requirements

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• Instructor

Dr. Brian A. Floyd, Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Monteith Engineering Res.Ctr. 441, Box 7911
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-513-7365
Fax: 919-515-2285
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