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EE 140/240A, Spring 2018
Analog Integrated Circuits

Mon, Wed, and Fri: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
241 Cory Hall

Discussion Sections:

Section 201:  Friday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, 299 Cory Hall
Section 202:  Wednesday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, 299 Cory Hall
These sessions will be conducted by Nandish Mehta (GSI).

Laboratory Sections:

Lab 101:  Thursday, 8:00am - 11:00pm, 125 Cory Hall
Lab 102:  Thursday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, 125 Cory Hall
These lab sessions will be conducted by Nandish Mehta.


The prerequisites for this course are EE105 and some aspects of EE 20N. 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.


  • Required:
    • For EE140: B. Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits,  2nd Edition, McGraw Hill.
    • For EE240a: Gray, Hurst, Lewis, Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits,   5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
    • NOTE:  This text was used for previous renditions of this course, so is still very relevant as supplemental reading, especially for MOS circuit design.
  • Various material to be distrbuted throughout the course.

  • Suggested References:  (on reserve in the Engineering Library)
    1. P.E. Allen, D.R. Holberg, CMOS Analog Circuit Design, Holt, Reinhart, and Winston, Inc., 1987. This is one of very few books dedicated entirely to MOS analog circuits. We will use some of the material in chapter 8 on the topic of CMOS op-amp design.

    2. D.A. Johns, K. Martin, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, J. Wiley & Sons, 1997. This is also a very good book that covers a wide range of topics dealing with CMOS analog integrated circuits.

    3. R. Gregorian, G.C. Temes, Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1986. NMOS and CMOS analog circuits with emphasis on switched-capacitor circuits.

    4. A.S. Sedra, K.G. Smith, Microelectronics Circuits, New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc. 1987. An introductory text covering a variety of analog circuits, including CE, CB, CC transistor amplifiers.

    5. Richard Dorf, Modern Control Systems. This book provides an excellent treatment of control systems and feedback theory. This is a good reference book for those of you who need to improve your control and feedback skills.

    6. Y.P. Tsividis, Operation and Modeling of the MOS Transistor, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987. This is a very good book covering in detail the modeling of the MOS transistor.

    7. P. W. Tuinenga, SPICE: A Guide to Circuit Simulation & Analysis Using Pspice, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995. For those who are not experienced with SPICE, this is a good tutorial.

    8. S. Wolf, Silicon Processing for the VLSI Era, Vol. 2 Process Integration, Lattice Press, 1990. Comprehensive coverage of different IC processes and their fabrication techniques and integration. Various circuits and their characteristics are also covered. An excellent reference book for all integrated circuit engineers.

    9. S. M. Sze, ed., VLSI Technology, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1983. Detailed description of the processes used in VLSI wafer/circuit fabrication.

    10. S. M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, New York: John Wiley, 1981. Comprehensive discussion of device theory and operation.
  • Course Details:
    Course Information
    Class Syllabus
    HW & labs 25%
    Midterm-I and II 10% + 15%
    Project 25%
    Final 25%

    Academic Dishonesty Policy

    Professor Kristofer Pister
    512 Cory Hall
    Phone: (510) 643-9268

    Office Hours:
    Monday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, 512 Cory Hall
    Friday, 10:00am - 11:00pm, 512 Cory Hall
    If you find my office door to be open, feel free to come in.

    Teaching Assistants:

    TA:  Mr. Nandish Mehta
    Cubicle 23, Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC),
    2108, Allston Way, Berkeley-94704
    Phone:  (510) 642-2328

    Office Hours:
    Thursday, 05:00pm - 06:00pm, 125 Cory Hall

    Office hours are the primary mechanism for individual contact with Prof Pister and Nandish.
    All students are strongly encouraged to make use of office hours.

    Old EE140 Webpages:
    Archived webpages of EE140 can be found here

     Last updated 12/22/17 by Nandish

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