Fall 1999

The focus of this course is on the analysis and design of the analog parts of integrated circuits. These are the difficult, but most interesting parts of the IC's and control the leading edge products like modems and wireless communications products.  Most ``high-tech'' products and projects depend on ICs, and a good understanding of the basic working and capabilities is crucial for every engineer. Because of this, you may consider taking EECS 105 even if you are not a ``core IC person'', but rather specialize in a field that depends on ICs indirectly, such as communications, controls, or computers. 


    Reading for 1st Week: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.61, 2.62.
    Reading for 2nd Week: 2.5, 2.63, 3.1. Read examples 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 very carefully!
    Reading for 3rd Week: 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.41, 3.42, 3.43
    Reading for 4th Week: 3.5, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9.
    Reading for 5th Week: Read in detail 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6. From 4.4 you only need to know the concept of the "gradual channel approximation" in p212, understand figures 4.14 & 4.15, and Eqs 4.46, 4.47, Eq 4.50, 4.56, 4.57 and 4.58. From 4.5.4 it is important to understand Eqs 4.83 & 4.84.

    Reading for 6th Week: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 (in detail). Equation 6.22 is key, as well as all equations on page 347. Also read 7.1 and 7.2. Make sure you understand Figure 7.8 and section 7.2.3.
    Reading for 7th Week: Figures 7.14, 7.15. Section 7.5. Overall, you should understand well the Forward Active Mode and the Saturation Mode of the BJT. Calculation of the small signal model under FAM is key. Example 7.5 is important.
    Reading for 8th Week: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, (example 8.3 is important!), 8.4, 8.5. Also, 9.4 (voltage and current sources). Next week we will go back to chapter 8 to complete the discussion on CE/CS, CG/CB, CC/CD amps.
    Reading for 9th Week: Complete 94, and go back to 8.6, 8.8, 8.9. The important thing this week is to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various BJT (CE, CC, CB) and MOS (CS, CD, CG) amps. Tables 8.3 and 8.4 are good references.
    Reading for 10th Week (frequency response, etc.): Click here to meet the inventor of "phasors"! Also, read the "Sinusoidal Analysis and Phasors" appendix from your Lab manual, as well as 10.1 from the book. For a discussion on decades and octaves click here.
    Reading for 11th Week: 10.2, 10.3, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3 (you may want to look ahead a bit and read 10.4.4, 10.4.5 too)
    Reading for 12th Week: 10.5, 10.6 (i.e. finish up frequency response of single-stage amps) and 9.1, 9.2 (i.e. introduction to multi-stage amps).
    Reading for 13th Week: 9.3, 9.4 (as a review - we covered this in week 8... pay attention to figure 9.30 though), 9.5.
    Reading for 14th Week: 9.6 (i.e. finish up multi-stage amps) and 10.7 (i.e. preview frequency response of multi-stage amps.
    Reading for 15th Week: Finish chapter 10, and study 11.1, 11.2, 11.3

    The Final Exam was graded. The average was 69, and the sigma 17. You can stop by and see your exam in Prof. Spanos' office during the week of 12/13, by appointment.

    The Final Class Grades have been posted outside 568 Cory on 12/13.

                               Happy Holidays!

Fall 1999 Matrix of all Classes, Labs, Discussions, Office Hours

Lectures Handouts

Sample Problems

Exam Information
Textbook Homepage
EE105 Newsgroup Labs



The best way to ask a question is via the newsgroup, ucb.class.ee105. Professor Spanos and the TAs will make it a life mission to check the newsgroup vigilantly to answer questions. It aids us as well because by answering questions publicly on the newsgroup allows us to answer them for the whole class and not individually. If you post and don't get a quick response, please go ahead and email us via the links above. Instructions for using newsgroups at Berkeley is available for Unix machines (via trn) here, for PCs (via Outlook Express) here, and for Macs (via NewsWatcher) here.Most web browsers today will simply let you click the link and open the correct newsgroup as well.  View the EE105 Newsgroup, ucb.class.ee105


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