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Analysis and Design of VLSI Analog-Digital Interface Circuits

IC776CA (Berkeley EECS247)

Spring 2006 - 3 units



         (4/14) Final exam and course grades were posted. Thanks for your good work and have a great summer.

         (3/8) Homework 5 was posted. It is due EOD Thursday 3/23.

         (3/7) Midterm grades were posted.

         (3/6) Project was posted. It is due EOD Tuesday 4/4.

         (2/2) Homework 4 deadline was extended to EOD Thursday 3/9.

         (2/15) Homework 4 was posted. It is due EOD Thursday 3/2.

         (2/9) Homework 3 was posted. It is due EOD Thursday 2/16.

         (1/26) Homework 2 was posted. It is due EOD Thursday 2/9.

         (1/11) Homework 1 deadline was extended to EOD Thursday 1/26.

         (1/1) Homework 1 was posted. It is due end of day (EOD) Thursday 1/19.

         (1/1) Welcome to Spring 2006 IC776CA class. You may want to check back often for updates and announcements.


Prof. Bernard E. Boser

Course Consultant:

Huifang Qin    (Email: huifangq@eecs.berkeley.edu)

         Office Hours: Tue. & Thu. 3-4 pm PT

  • You may contact the Cal View Office to make an appointment if those times do not work for you.
  • Class mailing list: n247@cory.eecs.berkeley.edu, when asking questions that may be of a concern of the whole class, e.g., regarding homework, please use this email alias so everyone will receive a copy.


         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), HSPICE, and SPECTRE will be used throughout the course.


Familiarity with analog circuit analysis (transistor models, small signal circuit analysis, frequency compensation, etc.) and building blocks (amplifiers, references, mirrors, etc.) as taught in EE140 and EE142. Circuit simulation with HSPICE. A basic course in signal processing (Laplace transform, sampled data systems, filter synthesis) is very helpful.

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