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EE140, Spring 2009
Linear Integrated Circuits

Tues. and Thurs: 12:30 am - 2:00 pm
101 Moffitt Library

Discussion Sections:

  • Section 101:  Wednesday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, 521 Cory Hall
  • Section 102:  Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, 299 Cory Hall
    NOTE:   This change takes effect for sure on March 6th, possibly Feb. 20th.   Until then, 557 Cory has been reserved.   Please watch for announcements.
  • Section 103:  Friday, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, 293 Cory Hall

Lab Sections:

  • Section 10:  Monday, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, 353 Cory Hall
  • Section 11:  Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, 353 Cory Hall
  • Section 12:  Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:00 am, 353 Cory Hall

EE105 and some aspects of EE20N. It is assumed that you are familiar with the following topics:

  • Basic network theory
  • Basic linear systems theory (Fourier and Laplace transforms, Bode plots).
  • The use of small-signal models in the analysis and design of BJT and MOS amplifier circuits
  • Analysis of single- and multi-transistor amplifiers with BJTs and MOS (including common-emitter source), common-collector (drain), common-base (gate), cascode, cascade, darlington, etc.)
  • Elementary semiconductor physics and device operation for pn junctions, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and MOS field-effect transistors (MOSFETs).

Familiarity with integrated circuit fabrication techniques is helpful, but not necessary. We will review IC fabrication techniques whenever needed.
Course Objectives
To give the student a firm grounding in the analysis and design of MOS and bipolar analog integrated circuits. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of IC design, and on intuitive understanding of circuit behavior as opposed to heavily analytical approaches. A heavy emphasis is placed on design content, and the students use SPICE as a simulation tool.


  • ″Design of Analog CMOS Ingegrated Circuits,″ by Razavi, First Edition, McGraw Hill, 2001 (required).
  • Various material to be distributed throughout the course. (required).
  • ″Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits,″ by Gray, Hurst, Lewis, Meyer, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2008 (recommended).
  • ″The Spice Book,″ by Vladimirescu, First Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1994 (recommended).

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Professor Clark Nguyen
574 Cory Hall
Phone: (510) 642-6251

Office Hours:
Monday, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, 574 Cory
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, 574 Cory

Teaching Assistant:
Mr. Dusan Stepanovic
Berkeley Wireless Center, 2108 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Office Hours:
Tuesday, 2:30-4:30 pm, Moore Room, Cory Hall Courtyard (tentative)

Teaching Assistant:
Mr. Yang Lin
373 Cory Hall
Phone: 643-9825

Office Hours:
Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 am, Moore Room, Cory Hall Courtyard (tentative)

Teaching Assistant:
Mr. Mehmet Akgul
373 Cory Hall
Phone: 643-9825

Office Hours:
Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm, Moore Room, Cory Hall Courtyard (tentative)

Instructional Support Assistant:
Rosita Alvarez-Croft
253 Cory Hall
(510) 643-4976

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