Classes

Electronics I

Semester: 
Spring
Offered: 
2014
  1. Bipolar junction diodes. Rectifier and limiting circuits; 2. bipolar junction transistors (BJT). Transistor amplifier circuits. Differential pairs. Current sources. Multi-stage amplifiers; 3. Field effect transistors (MOSFET and JFET). CMOS Amplifier circuits; 4. basic logic circuits in CMOS technology; 5. the ideal operational amplifier. Circuit analysis with operational amplifiers. Non-ideal characteristics of operational amplifiers.

Low-Voltage Electronics (ERT-A)

Semester: 
Spring
Offered: 
2013

The course can be divided into 5 macro modules: 1) evolution of the roadmap of CMOS technology and major limitations imposed by the reduced supply voltage (e.g., degradation of the signal-to-noise ratio, degradation of transistors’ matching, problems in using more than 3 devices in stack, etc.); 2) advanced topologies of amplifiers and comparators employing positive-feedback schemes and able to operate at low supply voltages; 3) techniques for switches’ linearization (‘clook-bootstrapping’ circuits, switch-linearization circuits (SLCs), etc.); 4) the switched-opamp tec

Nanocircuits and Analog Systems (NSA)

Semester: 
Fall
Offered: 
2012

This course is divided into 5 macro modules: 1) CMOS Technology; 2) design of CMOS Amplifiers; 3) types of noise, sampled-noise (kT/C) and calculus of the excess noise factor of a CMOS amplifier; 4) analysis and design of switched-capacitor circuits in the discrete time-domain; 5) analysis and design of switched-capacitor filters.