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X490: IC Filters and Oscillators


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Type of Credit Academic Credit
Campus Department EECS
Level Upper Division
Number of Units 2
Level of Difficulty Level 3 (Intermediate)
Instructor Dr. Vincent Chang
Number of Lectures 20
Course Length 30 hours

Course Fee

US$ 845.00
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Course Description
Integrated analog filters, oscillators, and multivibrators are a very significant category of building blocks in a circuit designer’s effort to develop an analog module for implementing many applications in signal processing or wireless communications. This course is intended for working professionals who have no experience in analog circuit design, but are interested in laying a strong foundation on advanced analog microelectronics. Topics include feedback, filters, oscillators, function generators and multivibrators. The scope of the individual research projects, which are required for every student, will pertain to techniques that are extensively used in today’s world, including switched-capacitor circuits, continuous-time filters, and Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCOs) for Phase Locked Loop (PLL) applications. The instructor will guide the student to choose a practical research topic which can be implemented in the real-world applications, such as frequency synthesizers or televisions.


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Lecture Topic Soundtrack # of Slides
X139 Course Overview  English / Mandarin 57 


Class Presentation
Lecture Topic # of Slides
Course Overview  57 
General Considerations of Feedback  50 
Type of Amplifiers and Feedback Topologies  65 
Effect of Loading in Series-Shunt Feedback  69 
Basics of Second-Order LRC Low-Pass Filters  52 
Band-Pass & All-Pass Filters Based on LRC Resonators  53 
Second-Order Active-RC Filters: Inductor Replacement  70 
Single Amplifier Biquadratic Active-RC Filters  56 
Active-RC Filters: Two-Integrator-Loop Techniques  69 
10  Basic Principles of Switched-Capacitor Filters  47 
11  General Considerations of Sinusoidal Oscillators  54 
12  Wien-Bridge Oscillator with Nonlinear Amplitude Control   36 
13  Colpitts and Hartley LC Oscillators  42 
14  Theory and Application of Crystal Oscillators  43 
15  Key Concepts of Hysteresis in Bistable Multivibrators  81 
16  Square Waveform Generators: Astable Multivibrators  68 
17  Triangular Waveform Generators: Astable Multivibrators  54 
18  Pulse Generators: Monostable Multivibrators  73 
19  Square-Wave Generator: Integrated-Circuit Timer  85 
20  Square Waveform Generators: CMOS Multivibrators  67 
  MyTutor_Homework 1-P1_Shunt-Shunt Feedback  71 
  MyTutor_Homework 1-P2_Direct vs. Feedback Analysis  70 
  MyTutor_Homework 1-P3_Active Feedback Network  37 
  MyTutor_Homework 1-P4_Second-Order Notch Filters  46 
  MyTutor_Homework 2-P1_Series-Series Feedback  67 
  MyTutor_Homework 2-P2_Feedback Outsider  53 
  MyTutor_Homework 2-P3_Shunt-Series Feedback  76 
  MyTutor_Homework 2-P4_One Amplifier Two Topologies  59 
  MyTutor_Homework 3-P1_BJT Amplifier-LC Oscillator   34 
  MyTutor_Homework 3-P2_Inverting Bistable Multivibrator  36 
  MyTutor_Homework 3-P3_Triangular-Wave Generator  43 
  MyTutor_Homework 3-P4_Advanced CMOS Oscillator  31 


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Who Should Attend

Many types of working professionals find this course both useful and interesting:

• Majored in EE but need to brush up on their knowledge in this area for advancing their careers.
• Wish to enter the semiconductor market and are looking to acquire advanced knowledge in this area.

Course Syllabus

Course Prerequisite

You should either have taken the prerequisites offered by UC Berkeley Extension:

"X481: Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits"
• "X483: Semiconductor IC Amplifiers"
• "X489: Fundamental Analog ICs"

or possess working-level knowledge on fundamental analog microelectronics, such as operational amplifier, differential amplifier, small-signal analysis and frequency response.

You should access detailed information in the Classrooms after you register this course.


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