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ENEE411 Analog and Digital Electronics II

Course Description: This course is the second in a series that provides students with a strong background in the design and analysis of mixed signal electronics. ENEE 419A is an elective that begins with a description of analog and digital device models for analysis, design and simulation of transistor level electronic circuits. The course mainly utilizes Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs), which are the most common devices in today’s integrated circuits (chips). The course reviews fundamental single transistor configurations. Multi-transistor circuits are discussed such as current mirrors, differential amplifiers, voltage references, operational amplifiers and data converters. Frequency response, feedback, and stability compensation in multi-transistor circuits are covered. Complementary Metal Oxide Silicon (CMOS) implementations of static and clocked digital as well as mixed signal circuits are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): ENEE 303

Corequisite(s): None

Course Objectives:

  • Consolidate and apply key concepts in semiconductor devices, analog circuits and digital circuits, introduced earlier in the electrical and computer engineering curricula
  • Analyze and design complex CMOS integrated circuits including: DC, transient and small signal responses of components such as current mirrors and differential pairs and circuits such as op-amps
  • Optimize complex analog circuits in terms of performance characteristics such as phase margin, gain, and frequency response trade-offs, and optimize digital circuits in terms of fan-out and minimum propagation delay
  • Use circuit simulators to confirm analysis and predict performance
  • Understand how semiconductor physics influences chip design rules and sets limits on integrated circuit performance

Topics Covered:

  • Device models for analog and digital design
  • The inverter and static logic gates
  • Clocked circuits: latches, transmission gates, flip-flops
  • Current mirrors: basic and cascode
  • Amplifiers: fundamental configurations
  • Differential amplifiers: passive and active loads
  • Frequency response
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Feedback
  • Stability compensation
  • Data converters