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EE 140/240A, Fall 2013
Analog Integrated Circuits

Tues. and Thurs: 9:30am - 11:00am
241 Cory Hall

Discussion Sections:

Section 101:  Friday, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 247 Cory Hall
Section 102:  Monday, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 241 Cory Hall

Laboratory Sections:

Section 11:  Monday, 9:00am - 12:00pm, 125 Cory Hall, TA: Yang Lin
Section 12:  Wednesday, 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 125 Cory Hall, TA: Yang Lin


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:
    • Gray, Hurst, Lewis, Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits,   5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

    • Various material to be distrbuted throughout the course.

  • Recommended References:
    • B. Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits,  1st Edition, McGraw Hill, 2001.

    • NOTE:  This text was used for previous renditions of this course, so is still very relevant as supplemental reading, especially for MOS circuit design.

  • 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. K.R. Laker, and W.M.C. Sansen, Design of Analog Integrated Circuits and Systems, McGraw-Hill, 1994. This book is a very good book and provides a very detailed treatment of many topics that we will cover in our course. I strongly recommend that you buy this book if you can afford it. Otherwise, try to use it as a reference for additional reading material.

    4. M. Ismail and T. Fiez, Analog VLSI Signal and Information Processing, McGraw-Hill, 1994. This book is a VLSI-oriented analog text book that emphasize the design of larger systems using standard building blocks. It has discussions on op-amps and the use of various types of op-amps in different circuits. A good book for the VLSI analog designer.

    5. 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.

    6. A.B. Grebene, Bipolar and MOS Analog Integrated Circuit Design, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1984. An excellent reference on a variety of MOS and bipolar analog circuits and their implementation.

    7. 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.

    8. R.L. Geiger, P.E. Allen, N.R. Strader, VLSI Design Techniques for Analog and Digital Circuits, New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1990. A good reference book covering both fabrication technology and basic circuit principles for analog and digital circuits. No real circuit details.

    9. P.E. Gray and C.L. Searle, Electronic Principles, Physics, Models and Circuits, John Wiley, 1969. This is an older book that provides a very detailed treatment of many electronic circuits, especially amplifiers. The emphasis is on discrete amplifier design. It has a very good treatment of feedback techniques and their application in amplifiers. We will refer to this book quite often, and I will pass out handouts on relevant material from this book.

    10. 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.

    11. 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.

    12. 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.

    13. W. Maly, Atlas of IC Technologies, Menlo Park, CA.: Benjamin/Cummings, 1987. Comprehensive guide to processing and process sequences.

    14. 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.

    15. 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.

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

    17. S. M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, New York: John Wiley, 1981. Comprehensive discussion of device theory and operation.

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

Office Hours:
Monday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, 574 Cory Hall
Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm, 574 Cory Hall

Teaching Assistants:

TA:  Mr. Yang Lin
373 Cory Hall
Phone:  (510) 517-3931

Office Hours:
Monday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, 288 Cory Hall
Tuesday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, 288 Cory Hall

TA:  Mr. Jalal Nilchi
373 Cory Hall

Office Hours:
Tuesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm, 288 Cory Hall

Office hours are the primary mechanism for individual contact with Professor Nguyen and the TA's. All students are strongly encouraged to make use of office hours.

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