teaching

The Analog and Mixed-Signal Lab supports undergraduate education by designing lab intensive courses. Courses offered introduce undergraduate students to the field of Microelectronics.

Graduate courses focus more on advanced integrated circuit design and involve design projects.

Graduate Courses

  • Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit Design (F15-Present)

MOS Models for Analog Design, Electronic Noise, Band gap References, Operational Transconductance Amplifier (OTA) Design, Output Stages, Comparator Design, Sample and Hold Circuits, Analog-to-Digital (A/D) and Digital-to-Analog (D/A) Converters.

Text Books: Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Behzad Razavi, Published by Mc Graw Hill Education, Second Edition, ISBN: 9780072524932

  • Mixed-Signal Circuit Design (F15, W16-W20)

Fundamental circuit techniques and design issues for mixed-signal integrated circuits. Topics include switched-capacitors, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion including oversampled coders, along with both system-level and circuit level modeling using VerilogA.

  • Fundamental of Data Converters, F15-F16

This focus of this course is on data converter circuits and systems. Commonly used architectures such as flash, two-step, pipelined, algorithmic, successive-approximation and oversampling delta-sigma modulators are discussed in details. The effects of circuit non-idealities are analyzed and various system and circuit techniques will be discussed to enhance the performance of these converters.

  • IC Mask Design, F13

The course Covers analog circuit layout, and verification of CMOS circuit with use of computer-aided design tools such as Cadence. Topics covered are analog MOSFET models, current sources, references, amplified design, nonlinear analog circuits, dynamic analog circuits, ADC, and DAC.

  • Solid State Devices, F09-F11

This course examines the physics of microelectronic semiconductor devices for silicon integrated circuit applications. Topics covered include: semiconductor fundamentals, p-n junction, metal-oxide semiconductor structure, metal-semiconductor junction, MOS field-effect transistor, and bipolar junction transistor. The course emphasizes physical understanding of device operation through energy band diagrams and short-channel MOSFET device design. Issues in modern device scaling are also outlined.

UnderGraduate Courses

  • Electronics II, Undergraduate, 3rd Year, Core Course, F14, F16-F20

Analog amplification; small-signal modeling of analog circuits; differential amplifier topology; BJT, MOSFET, and JFET differential amplifiers; frequency response and time-dependent circuit behavior; feedback and stability; multistage and power amplifiers; active filters and oscillators; use of CAD in modern transistor circuit design.

Text Book:

Microelectronics Circuits, Sedra and Smith, 7th edition, Oxford Publishing, ISBN: 9780199339136

  • Electronics I, Undergraduate, 2nd Year, Core Course, W13-W21

Classification of signals; introduction to diodes; rectifier circuits, Zener diode, limiting and clamping circuits; Op amp amplifier configurations, Op amp distortion, non ideal op amp performance; active filters, Tow-Thomas Biquad; Introduction to data converters; oscillators; super-diodes; pulse generation, MOS field effect transistors, Bipolar Transistors, transistor Amplifier

Text Book:

Microelectronics Circuits, Sedra and Smith, 7th edition, Oxford Publishing, ISBN: 9780199339136

  • Digital Signal Processing, Undergraduate, 4th Year, Core Course, W08-W12, W21

Discrete time signals and systems models and analysis; Z-transform; discrete Fourier transform (DFT); FFT algorithms; FIR filter design; IIR filter design; stability; realization; hardware and software implementations; digital signal processing applications.

  • EM Waves and Radiating Systems, Undergraduate, 2nd Year, Core Course, W10-W14

Static electric fields; Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law and its applications; electric potential; dielectrics; boundary conditions; capacitance; resistance; steady electric currents, current density, boundary condition for current density, equation of continuity and Kirchhoff’s law; power dissipation; static magnetic fields; Biot-Savart’s law, Ampere’s law; vector magnetic potential; magnetic dipole; magnetic circuits; boundary conditions for magnetic fields; magnetic forces and torque; induction currents.

  • Computer Aided Analysis, Undergraduate, 2ndYear, Core Course, F07- F08

Object oriented programming in C++ covering most of the basic concepts. Development of Classes for matrix operations, complex numbers, etc. The rest of the course covers class development for a set of numerical schemes that include: Gauss-Jordan Method for solving Linear Simultaneous Algebraic Equations; Matrix inversion; Root finding using the Newton-Raphson and the half-interval methods; Lin-Bairstow method for Roots of Polynomials; Least-squares fitting; Numerical Integration using the Trapezoidal and Simpson’s 1/3 rule; Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations of any order using Euler, Improved Euler and the fourth-order Runge-Kutta methods.

  • Physical Electronics, Undergraduate, 2ndYear, Core Course, W10

Free electron theory of metals; Fermi level, work function; resistivity; band theory of solids, Fermi-Dirac distribution, density of states; semiconductors, donor and acceptor states; Hall effect; semiconductor devices, Field-Effect Transistors; dielectric materials and devices; semiconductor devices; P-N junction diodes, Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFET), and Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT).