Analog Integrated Circuits

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the operation of basic building blocks of integrated circuits
  2. Analyze and design single-stage and multi-stage operational amplifiers
  3. Explain important configurations of operational amplifiers and their characteristics
  4. Explain DC, AC and transient specifications of operational amplifiers
  5. Analyze the stability and apply frequency compensation of amplifiers
  6. Explain the offset voltage and mismatch of integrated circuits and calculate the contributions of various mechanisms on mismatch
  7. Analyze and design of fully differential amplifiers

Forms of Teaching




Problem solving

Independent assignments

Exercises solved through seminar/project


Lab excercises

Grading Method

By decision of the Faculty Council, in the academic year 2019/2020. the midterm exams are cancelled and the points assigned to that component are transferred to the final exam, unless the teachers have reassigned the points and the grading components differently. See the news for each course for information on knowledge rating.
Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 12 % 0 % 12 %
Seminar/Project 0 % 8 % 0 % 8 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Before final exam students must have completed all laboratory exercises.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Analog electronics, applications, challenges, comparison with digital electronics; NMOS and PMOS transistor structure, current-voltage characteristics, small-signal dynamic parameters.
  2. MOS transistor small-signal model; MOS and bipolar transistor comparison.
  3. Noise in resistors, diodes, MOS and bipolar transistors; Amplifier noise figure; Component mismatch, choosing component value and dimensions; Distortion.
  4. Amplifier bias networks, setting of transistor dimensions.
  5. Amplifier small-signal analysis, gain, bandwidth.
  6. Amplifier design rules, choosing transistor dimensions, goals, limitations.
  7. Basic single-stage amplifier configurations, cascode amplifier; Basic configurations of two-stage operational amplifiers.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Amplifier stability analysis, dominant and non-dominant poles, zeros; Design rules for maximum gain-bandwidth product.
  10. Three-stage amplifiers and design rules; Symmetric operational amplifier.
  11. Folded cascode operational amplifier; Fully differential amplifiers.
  12. Fully differential amplifiers.
  13. High input- and output-swing amplifiers, rail-to-rail amplifiers.
  14. High input- and output-swing amplifiers, rail-to-rail amplifiers.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Elective Courses (6. semester)


(.), Willy M. Sansen, Analog Design Essentials, Springer, 2006.,
(.), R. Jacob Baker, CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, 3rd Edition, IEEE Press, 2010.,
(.), R. Jacob Baker, CMOS Mixed-Signal Circuit Design, 2nd Edition, IEEE Press, 2002.,


ID 183486
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
15 Exercises
12 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

87 Excellent
75 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable