University of California, Berkeley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department




NTU EE142, Spring 2008
Integrated Circuits for Communications

Text: This course will be based on a series of lecture notes which will be posted regularly throughout the semester. While there is no required textbook, you may find the following references useful for background reading. A copy of the classic Gray/Meyer or the updated Hurst/Lewis is indispensable and highly recommended.

Analysis and Design of Integrated Circuits, Paul R. Gray, Paul J. Hurst, Stephen H. Lewis, Robert G. Meyer, 4th Ed., Wiley, 2001.

The design of CMOS radio-frequency integrated circuits, Thomas H. Lee. Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

RF microelectronics, Behzad Razavi. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, c1998.

Electromagnetics for High-Speed Analog and Digital Communication Circuits, Ali M. Niknejad. Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Professor Ali M. Niknejad

Course Consultant:
Wei-Hung Chen
whchen at

Office Hours:
Tue 10am-11pm (PST)

  You may contact the Cal View Office to make an appointment if those times do not work for you.

  Class mailing list:, 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.


1.      Connecting to EECS servers at UC Berkeley, Trouble shooting

2.      Cadence setup, SpectreRF Manual (under Cadence/spectreRF, instructional account required)

3.      HW1 is posted, due on February 6.

4.      HW2 is posted, due on February 13.

5.      HW3 is posted, due on February 20.

6.      HW4 is posted, due on February 27.

7.      HW5 is posted, due on March 5.

8.      practice midterm 1, 2 and 3

9.      SpectreRF simulation tutorial

10.  HW6 is posted, due on April 2. several examples on distortion analysis 1, 2, 3, 4 and the solutions 1, 2, 3 and 4.

11.  HW7 is posted, due on April 16.

12.  HW8 is posted, due on April 25.

13.  HW9 is posted, due on May 09. VCO examples 1, 2

14.  HW10 is posted, no submission.

15.  practice finals 1, 2 and 3



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