Chair of Networked Electronic Systems

etit 6019-01a: Design and Analysis of Selected Fundamental CMOS Circuits


Lecture, 2 SWS, ECTS-study, ECTS-credits: 5
suitable for ERASMUS-/exchange students, language of instruction English
Time and place: Fri 11:00 am- 12:30 pm, KS2/Geb.F - SR-II
from 6.4.2020 to 5.7.2020
Comment on time and place: Please check the entry for this course by 05.04.2020. Please also pay attention to the information in the section "Requirements / Organizational matters".


Requirements / Organizational matters

The course starts with an online offer. Please register for the OLAT course until 05.04.2020.



Students are introduced to the design and analysis of several elemental CMOS integrated circuits. The course begins with a discussion of differential amplifiers and related design aspects, including the differential pair with passive load and active load, common-mode feedback, push-pull amplifier, source-follower, folded cascode, and instrumentation amplifier. The students learn how to apply a simplified expression for the channel-length modulation effect for resistance estimation. Furthermore, they understand the circuit principles of inductorless oscillator circuits (Wien-Bridge Oscillator, Gm-C quadrature oscillator, ring oscillator, relaxation oscillator). Approaches to on-chip amplitude stabilization are discussed. Further structures of interest are circuits for NTAT, PTAT and bandgap reference generation. The students will be able to predict circuit performance using SPICE-based simulation software.


Subjects / Fields of study

WPFL ETIT-MA from 1 (ECTS-Credits: 5)
WPFL Wirt-IngMA from 1 (ECTS-Credits: 5)