Course Syllabus for

Analogue IC-design
Analog IC konstruktion

ETIN25F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-05-21

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: ETIN25
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to give understanding and knowledge for the students to be able to construct their own analogue cricuits. Analogue IC Design builds upon the knowledge obtained in the courses Analogue Circuits and Advanced Analogue Design, where amplifier design using discrete components has been taught. The topic of Analogue IC Design is design of amplifiers on integrated circuits, with the aim of creating a solid understanding of analogue integrated circuit design. The focus is on CMOS technology, which is the most common technology for integrated circuits. The aim of the laboratory part of the course is to create skills using CAD-tools for IC-design, so that the students after completing the course can perform an analog IC-project.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to judge if a design is suitable for integration on a CMOS chip or not.

Course Contents

The course starts with a short part about how CMOS circuits are manufactured, and how the designer can control the shape of the circuit using the layout. Then the realization of different components and their properties are covered. An emphasis is put on equations and models that describe the behaviour of the components, especially the MOS transistor. The components are then combined to different building blocks, primarily current mirrors, amplifier stages, and operational amplifiers. The choice of circuit topology and component parameters to meet a given specification is a very central part of the course, as well as analysis of given designs. Modern CAD-tools for analogue IC-design is also an important part of the course, where the laboratory work is central. It covers design and simulation on schematic level as well as on layout level. After completed course one should be able to perform an IC-project (ETIN01) with analogue orientation. One can also continue with design of radio frequency CMOS circuits in Integrated Radio Electronics (ETI170).

Course Literature

Gray, Hurst, Lewis & Meyer: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Fifth Edition.. Wiley, 2010.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ESS020/ESSF01 Analogue Circuits or ETE115 Electromagnetics and Electronics or ETIA01 Electronics and FRT010 Automatic Control, Basic Course.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Henrik Sjöland <>

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