Analog and Mixed Signal Processing

Course Description

Real and causal signal spectra; Ideal transmission; Linear and nonlinear distortion; Current Feedback OPAmps; Transconductance OPAmps; Signal and Impedance transformation Circuits; Inductance Simulations; Nonlinear circuits; Comparators; Limiters; Nonlinear Feedback; Filters; Classification; Amplitude, Phase and Group Delay; Approximations; Butterworth; Chebyshev; Cauer; Linear Phase; Passive Filters; Active-RC filters; High-order Filters; Sensitivities; Selective and Coupled amplifiers; Analog Switches and Multiplexers, Models, Errors, Crosstalk, SC Circuits for Signal Processing; Filters, Transducers, Modulators; PLL, AD, DA conversion, Sigma-Delta Converters, VLSI Signal Processing Circuits CAD and CAA programs.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the concept of mixed-signal processing and give examples of mixed signal processing systems
  2. Identify static and dynamic limitations of operational amplifiers
  3. Analyze and realize linear and nonlinear circuits with operational amplifiers
  4. Define transfer properties of filter circuits according to given specifications.
  5. Design and realize passive and active electrical filters.
  6. Apply optimal components and configurations for realization of signal processing circuits.
  7. Use SC components in discrete and analog signal processing.
  8. Apply CAD and CAA programs for realization procedure of circuits.

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are given 2 hours per week in the classroom.


Exercises are given as part of the lecture 1 hour per week in the classroom.

Independent assignments

Students will complete 2 homework assignments as part of self work.


Laboratory exercises are held in two cycles of 2 hours per week in the department laboratory.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 50 % 20 % 50 % 20 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 20 %
Exam: Written 50 % 60 %
Exam: Oral 20 %

Any changes in the method of assessment will be announced in the first lecture.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Spectra of real and causal signals, Ideal transmission, linear and nonlinear distortion
  2. Classification, Transfer function, Amplitude, phase and group delay, Filter approximations
  3. Passive RC and RLC filters, Active RC Filters, Filter synthesis
  4. Signal-flow graphs, Memristors, Power-line filters
  5. Filters with transconductance amplifiers, Current feedback filters, Fully balanced filters, High-order filters
  6. Signal and impedance transformation circuits, Inductance simulations, Complex filters, Polyphase filters
  7. SC filters, SC transducers, SC modulators
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Analog switches, charge injection, Sample and hold circuits
  10. Nonlinear circuits, comparators, limiters, Nonlinear feedback
  11. Advanced DAC and ADC topologies
  12. Advanced DAC and ADC topologies
  13. Advanced DAC and ADC topologies
  14. Data acqusition systems
  15. Final exam

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For students


ID 222460
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
12 Exercises
6 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable