Course Syllabus for

Advanced Analogue Design
Avancerad analog design

ETIN75F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-02-25

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: ETIN75
Teaching language: English


The course is a follow-up to Analog Electronics and gives you deeper insight in design of negative feedback amplifiers. Amplifiers are the core of analogue systems. This is why the theory is applicable to many analogue systems. The course gives a complete design strategy for amplifiers. Several aspects on amplifier design are covered for example noise and frequency compensation methods. The course also touches some control theory.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

In this course synthesis of high performance negative feedback amplifiers is presented using a structured design methodology. In order to optimise channel capacity the course covers noise, distortion and bandwidth. Noise: Origin of noise, calculation of input noise source and optimisation of noise performance. Distortion: Origin of distortion, definition of useful figure of merit; Distortion is described by power series and clipping; Optimisation of current budget and effects of local feedback. Bandwidth: Estimation of maximal bandwidth; Phantom-zero and pole-split is used as advanced methods in frequency compensation. Biasing: Biasing of multi-stage amplifiers; Realization of bias sources and global bias feedback.

Course Literature

•Lecture notes 2012 Electro and information theory. •Exercises, Laboratory manual 2012, Electro and information theory.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written assignments. Written exam, hand-ins and laboratory work. The grade is set from the written exam. Two re-exams are given each year but laboratory work is only done once a year.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge:ESS020/ESSF01 Analogue Electronics

Further Information

Course coordinator: Universitetsadjunkt Bertil Larsson, If the number of applicants is less than 8,the course might be cancelled. Further information: With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies

Course Occasion Information

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