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IN03120460, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0520, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANALOGUE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge ANDREA BEVILACQUA ING-INF/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/01 Electronics 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of analog and digital electronics.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to learn the theoretical basis and to experiment in laboratory the CAD-assisted methodology for the design of analog, mixed-signal and radiofreqeuncy integrated circuits. At the end of the course, each student is expected to be able to: (i) translate system-level specifications into circuit-level design constraints; (ii) exploit the design degrees of freedom in order to optimize the circuit main figures of merit, like area, power, noise performance; (iii) proficently use the state-of-the-art CAD tools available in the lab to carry-on the front-to-back design of a realistic analog integrated circuit.
Examination methods: Standard.
Assessment criteria: Written exam.
Course unit contents: Two-port model for the amplifier. Small-signal model and figures of merit of MOSFET device. Design methodology based on the transconductance-bias current ratio.

Single-stage amplifiers. Current mirrors. Mismatch analysis. Noise in integrated circuits. One- and two-stage operational transconductance amplifiers (OTA). Feedback in operational amplifiers. Stability analysis. Current and voltage references.

Circuits for radiofrequency (RF) applications. RLC resonant networks. Low-noise amplifiers. Voltage-controlled oscillators.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures. In addition, design homeworks supported by a laboratory activity (free access to the CAD laboratory).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Texbook plus handouts prepared by the lecturer, and available to the students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • P.R. Gray, P.J. Hurst, S.H. Lewis, R.G. Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits. --: J. Wiley & Sons, 2009.