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Analog circuits design - 4PMTACD2

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 12.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 8.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 2.0


The student will be able to design analog integrated circuits (and the analog parts of VLSI circuits). She/he will master the device structures and the basic circuits used in MOS technologies, as well as the basic principles underlying their correct layout.

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Integrated components
MOS transistors: structures and modes of operation, large and small signal models, thermal behaviour and noise; operation in weak inversion; standard process and layout.
Passive devices: capacitor and resistors, MOS transistor used as a resistor and as a pseudo-resistor, diodes and interconnections
Parasitic devices and parasitic effects: parasitic capacitors and resistors. Gate breakdown and gate protections
Basic analog structures design tradeoffs:
a. Amplifier
b. Differential Pair
c. Current Mirror
d. Cascode Stage


Solid state physics, basic electronics courses. Analysis of analog circuits, principles of linearization (small/large signal equivalent circuits) of nonlinear devices.


Semester 8 - The exam is given in english only 

Written 2h exam without documents.

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Distanciel :

Additional Information

Semester 8 - This course is given in english only EN

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 8


  • P. Jespers “The gm/ID design methodology, a sizing tool for low- voltage analog CMOS”, Springer 2009
    – B. Razawi “Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits”, McGraw Hill 2001
  • Slides and handouts

Be sure to check regularly the Chamilo page of this course! A lot of useful information are available there.