Course title
Intensive course on Integrated Circuits Analysis and Design 1

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Course content
This course provides basic knowledge in integrated circuits analysis and design. It will include:
1) brief review on semiconductor devices such as diode and MOS transistor as well as
implementation of resistor, capacitor, and inductor on an integrated circuit.
2) basic integrated circuit analysis technique
3) understanding trade-offs and process variation

Note that this course is only available in a face-to-face classes.
Due to the limitation of workstations, the number of student will be limited to 8. The students will be selected based on students skill and motivation.

Students who wish to take this course should contact the lecturer in advance (see the contact address bellow).
This course may not be available to exchange students due to the term of use of software used in the class.
Purpose of class
This course aims to make the students understand the basic of integrated circuit analysis and design.
Goals and objectives
  1. The students can understand and explain the basic of semiconductor devices
  2. The students can understand and consider the trade-offs in integrated circuit design
  3. The students can analyze and design an operational amplifier
  4. The students can do a proper verification procedure in integrated circuit design
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

quizes midterm exam final exam Total.
1. 5% 10% 10% 25%
2. 5% 10% 10% 25%
3. 5% 10% 10% 25%
4. 5% 10% 10% 25%
Total. 20% 40% 40% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Module 1 :
Class guidance
Introduction to semiconductor devices
Review physics of semiconductor devices 200minutes
2. Module 2 :
MOS transistor and its small signal model
Single transistor amplifiers
Review complex impedance 200minutes
3. Module 3 :
Multiple-transistor amplifiers
Review single transistor amplifiers 200minutes
4. Module 4 :
Current mirrors
Review MOS transistor characteristics and small signal equivalent circuit 200minutes
5. Module 5 :
Active loads
Review current mirrors, single and multiple-transistor amplifiers 200minutes
6. Module 6 :
Review semiconductor devices characteristic 200minutes
7. Mid-term exam and discussion on the solution Review Module 1 - 6 200minutes
8. Module 7 :
Output stages
Review MOS transistor and its small signal model 200minutes
9. Module 8 :
Two-stage operational amplifiers
Review amplifiers, active loads and output stages 200minutes
10. Module 9 :
Frequency response
Review operational amplifier and complex impedance 200minutes
11. Module 10 :
Feedback and stability
Review feedback theory 200minutes
12. Module 11 :
Noise in integrated circuit
Review semiconductor devices characteristic 200minutes
13. Module 12 :
Fully differential operational amplifier
Review single output operational amplifier 200minutes
14. Final exam and discussion on the solution Review Module 8 - 12 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Quiz 20 pts + exams 80 pts = 100 pts. (total point)

To earn the credits of this course, student shall:
1. Get at least 60% of the total point
2. Take both midterm and final exams

The exams might be a practical exams instead of writing ones.
In case of practical exams, students will earn 60% of the score if they can correctly design the circuit and perform adequate simulations.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Behzad Razavi, "Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits", McGRAW-HILL
1. Have a basic understanding in electric and electronic circuits theory and analysis.
2. Have experience in using EDA tools such as Cadence Virtuoso and Spectre.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Friday 9:00-12:00
  • Contact address: nico[at]
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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