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EE 562
ANALOG ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

Andrew Mason

Email: mason@engr.uky.edu Homepage: http://www.engr.uky.edu/~mason

Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering
University of Kentucky

Office:
Phone:
Fax:

685 Anderson Hall
859-257-1775
859-257-3092

Mail to:

453 Anderson Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0046

NOTE: No class on Thursday, Nov. 30th
Use this time to work with your team on the final design project.

Fall 2000

Course Syllabus

Course Topic Outline

Homework and Solutions

Design Projects

SPICE MOS Model Statements

Comments regarding Design Project Reports

Design Project Grading

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3      (No report, just the circuit)
* Special Note:  M6 in the circuit diagram should actually be diode connected.

Final Project    (due Thursday, Dec. 7th at 5pm.
One report from each team, turned in at Dr. Mason's office.

Handouts

Solid State Physics (Handout 1)

pn Junctions (Handout 2)

Spice Notes (Handout 3)

Fabrication Technology (Handout4)

Visit the site below for some microelectronics education with a sense of humor.
           http://britneyspears.ac/lasers.htm

Previous Semesters

Spring 2000 EE-461g
        Old Exams
                Exam1
                Exam2

Fall 1999 EE-562
        Old Exams
                Exam1
                Exam2


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EE 562: Analog Electronic Circuits: Fall 2000 Course Syllabus

Class Time: Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 – 10:45am
Location: 263 Anderson Hall
Instructor: Andrew Mason, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor
685 Anderson Hall
257-1775
mason@engr.uky.edu
Office Hours Tuesday
Thursday
or by appointment
11am – 12pm
11am – 12pm

Prerequisite:
EE 461, engineering standing, and a desire to learn circuit design. Students are also expected to have some experience in solid-state electronics and transistor-level circuit design. Familiarity with a SPICE simulation program is also necessary.

Required Text:
Johns and Martin, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, 1997, ISBN 0-471-14448-7, TK7874.J65

Supplementary Text:
Horenstein, Microelectronic Circuits and Devices, 2nd Ed., 1996, ISBN 0-13-701335-3, TK7874.H675
Sedra and Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 3rd Ed., 1991, ISBN 0-03-51648-x, TK7867.S39 1991
Gray and Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 3rd Ed., 1993, ISBN 0-471-57495-3, TK7874.G688
Roberts, Sedra, Smith, Spice for Microelectronic Circuits, 3rd Ed., 1992, ISBN 0-03-052617-5, TK7867.S39 1992
Allen and Holberg, CMOS Analog Circuit Design, 1987, ISBN 0-03-006587-9 (not in UK library)

Copies of many of the books in italics are on reserve in the Engineering Library (or should be soon). Please take a look at them if you want more information or are having trouble with a topic. One of these books covers SPICE, but I will hand out additional material on SPICE in class.

Class Website:
Some material such as the class syllabus, homework assignments, project descriptions, etc. will be available through the Web at www.engr.uky.edu/~ee562/. Please use this at your convenience and let me know if there is anything missing.

Computer Usage:
Students will be using computers to write reports and perform circuit simulations. UK supports the B2Spice circuit simulation software, which is available in several PC labs on campus. B2Spice will be used for in-class examples and homework solutions. Although you may use any SPICE program you wish, I can provide limited help if you don’t use B2Spice. Student copies of B2Spice can be purchased from Beige Bag Software (www.beigebag.com) for ~$60. Discounts are available for group orders so let me know if you are interested in purchasing a copy to run at home.

Attendance and Conduct in Class:
Students are expected to attend class and be bright and cheerful with lots of questions. It will be hard to do well in this class without attending the lectures. It is the student’s responsibility to get notes and handouts for any missed class. Makeup exams for excused absences will be oral exams given after the normal exam date. Oral exams will not be fun for either one of us, so try not to miss exams.

Objective:
The objective of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of a variety of analog circuits, their design and use and their frequency behavior.

The following competencies should be imparted to the students:

1. Ability to construct small signal equivalent circuits that reflect the spectral region of interest.
2. Ability to use SPICE in the design and analysis of analog electronic circuits.
3. Understanding of the role of analog circuits in performing a variety of tasks.

Homework:
Several problem sets will be given as homework, which will be due by 5pm on Thursday, one week after it was assigned. Tentative homework due dates are listed on the Course Outline. Students are encouraged to work together on homework as long as each student tries to complete all of the problems on his own. Coping will not be tolerated. Everyone must turn in individual homework, and grades will be based more on effort than on correct answers. Homework must be "neat" and easy to read or your grade will be penalized. Homework solutions will be posted in the library.

Exams:
There will be two mid-term exams and a final exam as listed in the course outline. The final exam will be comprehensive but will focus on material covered after the second exam. Exams will likely be open-book, open-notes, although the instructor will inform you specifically before each exam. There will be no discussion or exchange of notes between students during the exam.

Design Project:
This class will contain a series of circuit design and simulation projects which will begin after the first exam and will culminate in a final project at the end of the semester. The three "midterm" design projects will be completed in assigned pairs with each student writing an individual report. The final design project and formal report will be completed in larger groups of 4-5 students. Report formats and grading will be standard for all students and will be explained before the design projects are started. Grades for the project will consist of three parts, design approach, results, and report quality.

Grading:
Grades will be based on homework, two midterm exams, a final exam, and a series of design projects. Overall grades will be normalized and assigned to a standard curve with the following component contributions:

Overall Grade Breakdown

Homework 20%

Exam 1 15%

Exam 2 15%

Final Exam 20%

Design Project 30%

Design Project Grade Breakdown

Design Project 1 5%

Design Project 2 5%

Design Project 3 5%

Final Design Project

& Formal Report 15%

 

Final Comment:
The primary goal of this class is for you to become a proficient designer of analog CMOS circuits. I realize this material is not easy, so please come to me if you have any questions or are having any trouble understanding the material. And please ask questions in class; chances are that if you don’t understand something then other people don’t either, and I need you to tell me when it’s not making sense.


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EE 562: Analog Electronic Circuits: Fall 2000 Course Outline

 

Week

Date

Topic

Reading

(Johns and Martin)

Supplement Reading

Homework Due

1

Aug. 24

Syllabus, semiconductor physics

HO1

MC&D App. A

 

2

Aug. 29

semiconductor physics

 

 

 

 

Aug. 31

pn junctions

Ch.1.1, HO2

 

HW1

3

Sept. 5

pn junctions

 

 

 

 

Sept. 7

BJTs

1.4

MC&D Ch.3

HW2

4

Sept. 12

MOSFETs

1.2-1.3

MC&D Ch.5

 

 

Sept. 14

MOSFETs

 

MC&D Ch.7

HW3

5

Sept. 19

small signal models

1.5, 1.6, HO3

MC&D App. C

 

 

Sept. 21

small signal models, SPICE

Ch. 2, HO4

MC&D App. B

HW4

6

Sept. 26

fabrication and device layout

 

MC&D Ch.6

 

 

Sept. 28

basic current mirrors and amplifiers

Ch. 3

 

HW5

7

Oct. 3

EXAM 1

(covers Wk. 1-5)

 

 

 

Oct. 5

basic amplifiers, Rout and Av

3.2-3.4

 

 

8

Oct. 10

biasing stages

design project intro

notes

MC&D Ch.8

 

 

Oct. 12

source degeneration

cascode amps and mirrors

3.5-3.7

 

HW6

9

Oct. 17

differential amplifiers

3.8

 

 

 

Oct. 19

GUEST

 

 

HW7

10

Oct. 24

high-frequency models

3.11

MC&D Ch.9

Design Project 1

 

Oct. 26

frequency response of amplifiers

 

 

HW8

11

Oct. 31

noise analysis

Ch. 4

MC&D Ch.10

 

 

Nov. 2

EXAM 2

 

 

 

12

Nov. 7

Election Day

 

 

 

 

Nov. 9

introduction to feedback

intro to opamps

notes

Ch. 5

MC&D Ch.12

Design Project 2 (due the 10th)

HW9

13

Nov. 14

feedback in opamps

 

 

 

 

Nov. 16

opamp design considerations

 

 

HW10

14

Nov. 21

CMOS comparators

Ch. 7

 

 

 

Nov. 23

HOLIDAY

 

 

HW11

15

Nov. 28

CMOS comparators

 

 

 

 

Nov. 30

sample-and-hold circuits

Ch. 8

 

HW12

16

Dec. 5

reference circuits

switched-capacitor circuits

 

Ch. 10

 

Final Project

 

Dec. 7

Last Class, ideal data converters

Ch. 11

 

 

 

Dec. 14

Final Exam (comprehensive)

9:30am – 12:30pm

 

 

HO = handout

MC&D = supplemental text, Horenstein, Microelectronic Circuits and Devices


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