Course title
Electronic Circuits and Systems

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Course content
This course focuses on design techniques of electronic circuits as well as application based system design. Students will learn basic design techniques and trade-offs in electronic circuits design. The design of basic circuit blocks such as amplifiers, filters, oscillators and power converters will be used as an example to learn the basic design techniques and trade-offs between power, speed and noise.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this class is to develop a basic understanding of electronic circuits design such as design techniques, design flow (from specification to verification) and trade-offs.
Goals and objectives
  1. The students can understand and explain the function of basic circuit blocks
  2. The students can understand the basic procedure in electronic circuits and systems design
  3. The students can understanding the basic trade-offs in circuit design
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Course introduction and overview of electronic circuits and systems design Review basic circuit theorem (Ohm's law, etc.) 200minutes
2. Review on MOS transistor and its trade-off
Essential points in integrated circuits design
Review MOS transistor principle 100minutes
Review basic semiconductor process 100minutes
3. Amplifiers 1 Review amplifiers and their applications 200minutes
4. Amplifiers 2 Review amplifiers and their applications 200minutes
5. Oscillators 1 Review feedback theory, stability criterion 100minutes
Review oscillator principle 100minutes
6. Oscillators 2 Review oscillator type and various implementations 200minutes
7. Filters 1 Review LCR circuits 200minutes
8. Filters 2 Review various filters implementation 200minutes
9. Power Converters 1 Review diode, inductor characteristic 100minutes
Review switching power supply 100minutes
10. Power Converters 2 Review linear regulators and LDO 200minutes
11. Analog-to-Digital Converters 1 Review comparators, thermometer coding, binary coding 200minutes
12. Analog-to-Digital Converters 2 Review flash and sub-ranging AD converters 200minutes
13. Digital Circuits 1 Review digital gates (AND, OR, NOT, etc) 100minutes
Review Karnaugh map 100minutes
14. Digital Circuits 2 Review half adder, full adder 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

quiz assignment 1 assignment 2 Total.
1. 10% 20% 20% 50%
2. 5% 5% 5% 15%
3. 5% 15% 15% 35%
Total. 20% 40% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Quiz 20pts + Assignments 80pts = 100pts (total point)

Students will earn the credits by fulfilling the following conditions:
1. Earn at least 60% from the total point
2. Submit all assignments

Students will earn the following evaluation from the assignments:
1. 60% if they can explain the function of basic circuit blocks and answer basic calculation problems
2. 70% if they can determine the circuit requirements from a given specification
3. 80% if they can explain the design trade-offs
4. 90% if they can derive a proper design steps considering the trade-offs
Textbooks and reference materials
This course does not need any textbook, but any materials related to the lecture will be used as references. Handout will be provided at the beginning of each lecture or published on the web site at least a day before the lecture.
Students who want to take this course are required to have a basic knowledge on electronic circuits analyses such as the understanding of Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, complex notation, Laplace transform, etc. It is also advisable for the students to have a basic understanding on device characteristic of MOS transistor though quick review will be given in the lecture.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • 15:00 -17:00 on each lecture day (any change will be announced during the lecture)
  • Make an appointment in advance for any other time not described above.
    Contact address: nico[at]
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