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X489: Fundamental Analog ICs


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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
Gain the competitive advantage by learning how to analyze, simulate, and design a CMOS analog integrated-circuit. This course is intended for working professionals who have no strong foundation on analog design, but are interested in either upgrading their knowledge and skills or redirecting career development in the valuable semiconductor market. This course covers basic concepts, practices, and design skills used for analog ICs. Lectures covered include: Basic current mirrors, high-performance current mirrors, single-stage CMOS amplifiers, differential amplifiers, output stages, and short-circuit protection circuitry.


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  MANDARIN Preview  Mandarin 16 
Course Overview (SLIDE SHOW Only)  English 45 


Class Presentation
Lecture Topic # of Slides
Course Overview  45 
General Considerations of BJT Current Mirrors  71 
General Considerations of MOS Current Mirrors  52 
Simulation and Design of BJT Widlar Current Mirror  66 
BJT Wilson Current Mirror  27 
MOS Cascode Curent Mirror  54 
CMOS Transconductance-Stabilized Bias Design  48 
Input Common-Mode Range  69 
Small-Signal Analysis Skills of Differential Amplifiers  48 
10  MOS Differential Amplifiers  59 
11  Differential-Mode vs Common-Mode Half-Circuits  51 
12  Active-Load Differential Amplifiers  50 
13  High Frequency Response of Differential Amplifiers  65 
14  Wide-Band Differential Amplifiers  43 
15  Active-Load NMOS IC Amplifier  52 
16  High Frequency Response of CMOS IC Amplifier  46 
17  CMOS & BiCMOS IC Amplifiers  52 
18  Class A Output Stage: Simulation & Analysis  73 
19  BJT Class B Push-Pull Output Stage  70 
20  Design of Class AB Output Stage  71 


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Who Should Attend

Many types of working professionals find this course both practical 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 essential knowledge in this area.

Course Syllabus


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

"EL ENG X488: Semiconductor Devices for IC Design "
"EL ENG X483: Semiconductor IC Amplifiers "

or possess working-level knowledge on basic microelectronic circuits and semiconductor devices.


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