Prof. Michael Green, Instructor
2213 Engineering Hall
Dept. of EECS
Tu 3:00 - 4:30pm, Th 9:00 - 10:30am or by appointment
You are encouraged to make full use of these office hours
Tu Th 11:00am -- 12:20pm / MSTB 118
2 TAs and 1 reader are assigned to this course. Their contact information, office hours, etc., will can be found here.
This is a course in the design and analysis of analog
integrated circuits. We will discuss a number of aspects of
circuit design ranging from basic device operation through the design of
large analog circuits including amplifiers and oscillators. Circuit simulation will be used
throughout the course.
The detailed course schedule can be found here.
Students enrolled in this course are expected to
be familiar with the following topics:
of p-n junctions
large-signal and small-signal characteristics
circuit analysis (e.g., nodal analysis)
& LaPlace transforms
Students completing this course will be able to:
- Analyze and design BJTs and MOSFETs circuits using large and small signal models under D.C. and A.C. conditions.
- Analyze and design multistage and differential amplifiers using BJTs and MOSFETs with current source and active loads.
- Analyze and design amplifiers operating at high frequency.
- Understand the basic operation and topology of feedback amplifiers.
Your final grade will be based on the following:
The grading for EECS170C
and 170LC is combined -- you will be
assigned the same grade for both courses.
the midterm and final examinations you
will be tested on material from both 170C and 170LC.
accordance with University regulations, your final course grade must be
based solely on the above grading criteria. Any other
items, such as (but not limited to) academic status, outside
commitments, or performance in previous courses will not
be considered in assigning the final course grade. You are
strongly advised not to ask the instructor or TAs to make exceptions to
|Tue. May 6 in class||Midterm Examination (30% of grade)|
|Tue. June 10, 10:30am-12:30pm (location TBA)||Final Examination |
(40% of grade)
will be available for download (in pdf format) from the course web page each
Tuesday following the lecture. The
solution to the previous week’s homework will
also be posted at that time. Completed
assignments will be due the following Tuesday prior to the beginning of the lecture. Homework
assignments will count toward 15% of your
grade. Late homework
assignments will be recorded and
corrected but no credit will be
given. The corrected
assignments will be handed back during your
discussion section. Be sure to indicate
your discussion section number on your homework
Occasionally there is
a mistake in the homework solutions. If you are the first student
to catch such a mistake, you will receive one-half point (out of 100 points maximum)
toward your total score for the course.
Laboratory assignments will alternate each week between circuit simulations and measurements.
Circuit simulation labs
will be assigned as part of the weekly homework assignments. Simulations,
which are run on the UNIX servers, can be done on any of the campus
computing facilities. In particular, the computing labs located
on the 1st floor of Engineering Hall are open and available during the
170LC lab section times, and the TAs will be available in EH 1121 to
Students are expected to be
familiar with basic UNIX commands; some
introductory material can be found here. Instructions on running HSPICE/AWAVES can be
Circuit measurement labs will be assigned on Fridays every other week and take place during your assigned laboratory section in EH 1121.
The TAs will be present during the laboratory section
meeting times in EH 1121 during Week 1 for students who wish to review
use of UNIX and learn about running HSPICE and Cadence circuit simualtion tools.
Discussion sections will begin right away starting Week 1. Attendance
at all discussion sections is highly recommended - most of the of the
review material critical to this course will be presented by the TAs in
these sections. It will be in these sections that the TA will:
- Present examples that supplement the lectures and homework assignments
- Go over sample 170C exams from previous years in preparation for the midterm and final examinations
- Pass back corrected homework assignments and midterm examinations, as well as go over the solutions
- Answer any questions about the material
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