Analog and Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits

Course Description

Introduction. Limitations in the analog integrated circuit design. Analysis of noise, distortion and offset voltage. Advanced configurations of integrated amplifiers. Switched-capacitor circuits. Sample and hold circuits. Basic architectures of AD and DA converters. AD and DA converter building blocks. System-level integrated circuit design.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify limitations of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits
  2. Analyze electrical characteristics of analog integrated circuits
  3. Design one stage operational amplifiers with respect to basic electrical characteristics
  4. Explain the operation principle of switched-capacitor circuits
  5. Explain the basic architectures of AD and DA converters
  6. Analyze the basic building blocks of AD and DA converters
  7. Apply EDA tools for integrated circuit design
  8. Describe the aspects of system-level integrated circuit design

Forms of Teaching




Problem solving

Independent assignments

Exercises solved through seminar/project


Lab excercises

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 12 % 0 % 0 %
Seminar/Project 0 % 8 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Before the final exam students must have completed all laboratory exercises.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Analog and digital circuits, mixed-signal circuits, Design challenges, Noise, design for reduced noise
  2. Noise, design for reduced noise, Signal distortion, analysis, design rules
  3. Mismatch, mismatch sources, reduction of mismatch effects on a circuit performance, Digital circuits as interference generators
  4. Two-stage comparator, Comparators with hysteresis, High speed comparators
  5. Fully differential amplifiers
  6. Fully differential amplifiers, Class AB amplifier
  7. Integrated feedback amplifiers, Current amplifiers
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Analog switches, charge injection, Sample and hold circuits
  10. Sample and hold circuits
  11. Amplifiers, Offset cancellation
  12. Characteristics of analog-to-digital (AD) converters and digital-to-analog (DA) converters, Building blocks of AD and DA (switches, comparators, resistor arrays, capacitor arrays)
  13. Basic AD architectures, Basic DA architectures
  14. Supply voltage filtering, electrostatic discharge protection, Routing and protection of sensitive signals, common mode signal suppression, Impact of temperature, device position and orientation on chip, chip packaging
  15. Final exam

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(.), Behzad Razavi (2000.), Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, McGraw-Hill,
(.), P. Gray, P. Hurst, S. Lewis, R. Meyer (2009.), Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Wiley,


Laboratory exercises

For students


ID 222461
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
6 Exercises
12 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

87 Excellent
75 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable