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Analysis and Design of VLSI Analog-Digital Interface Circuits

NTU NEEI6351 / Berkeley EECS247

Fall 2007




§         The final will be a 3 hour,in class, closed book, closed notes exam. You are allowed to bring in a single double sided cheat sheet with relevant formulas and things you want to remember. The final covers the whole class material although it focuses more on the converters part.

       You can take the final anytime between Friday and Dec.20, and in order to do so, just send an email to me AND     ISABEL specifying a date and your proctor’s email address and I will send the text of the final  by email to your proctor.

§         The midterm solution is posted

§         Remember Conference Call with Prof. Boser on Nov.6

§         Remember Conference Call Friday at 9:30am

§         Next Week, I will be attending ESSCIRC in Munich and therefore will not be able to hold office hours on the days Sept.12/Sept.17. I will hold make up office hours this coming Friday Sept.7 and on Sep.18, 8:30 am to 9:30 am PST and will be responsive to email in all this time-please do not hesitate to ask questions

§         (9/2) Welcome to NTU 247 Fall 2007! Check this webpage often for updates on class contents and assignments….


Prof. Bernhard E. Boser

Course Consultant:

Simone Gambini    (Email: sssimone at eecs dot berkeley dot edu)

§         Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8 -9:30 am PST

§         You may contact the Cal VIEW Office to make an appointment outside the office hours.

§         Class mailing list: n247-class@imail.eecs.berkeley.edu. This should be the preferred mean of communication for all matters that regard the class organization, material and tools. I will also use to answer all the questions.


§         Course content/prerequisites: Email the course consultant.

§         Registration, pricing, administrative: Contact Cal VIEW.

Cal VIEW Office

205 McLaughlin Hall

University of California

Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: (510) 642-5776

Fax: (510) 643-5877

Email: ntu@coe.berkeley.edu

Web Page: www.coe.berkeley.edu/calview

Course Description:

This course covers various aspects of the design of integrated analog and analog-digital interface electronics  at the building block and system level. Specific topics include

§         Continuous-time and sampled-data filters

§         Oversampled A/D converters

§         Nyquist rate A/D- and D/A-converters

§         Digital data receivers and equalization

Problem-specific CAD tools such as MATLAB (filter design), PSPICE, HSPICE, and SPECTRE will be used throughout the course.


A basic course in signal processing (Laplace transform, Z transform,  sampled data systems, filter synthesis) is  required. Familiarity with analog circuit analog building blocks (amplifiers, references, mirrors, etc.)  and their imperfections such as offset, noise and distortion is laso highly reccomended . Familiarity with MATLAB and Simulink(or equivalent).



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