Analog/Digital System Design, 6 credits (TNE026)

Analog/digital systemkonstruktion, 6 hp

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Adriana Serban

Director of studies or equivalent

Adriana Serban

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEN Electronics Design Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 6 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 1, 2 English Norrköping o

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Electronics Design Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Analog circuits, Digital circuits, Signals and systems.

Intended learning outcomes

The course provides theoretical and practical depth in the development of digital/analog systems with the aid of advanced Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software. The course reinforces and further develops analog and digital circuit theory, while it also gives a practical introduction to design and fabrication of Integrated Circuits (ICs) using CMOS technologies. Techniques for analog and digital design are presented. Design of a functional integrated circuit from specification to verification and optimization will be completed in form of an industrial-like project and a professional project report. After passing the course the student should know:

  • Explain the main steps of a CMOS process.
  • Understand and compare the analog and digital models of CMOS transistors.
  • Describe the relationships between physical and electrical characteristics of a MOS transistor and explain their effect on different transistor parameters, such as time delay, maximum frequency of operation, power consumption.
  • Analyze and compare advanced analog ICs based on CMOS techniques, such as different types of current sources, amplifiers, filters and comparators.
  • Analyze and compare simple digital circuits based on different CMOS techniques.
  • Explain the process of designing complex analog/digital systems starting from simpler analog/digital circuits.
  • Present project results in written form (technical report) and oral presentation.

 

Course content

CMOS transistor, from physical structure to electrical characteristics. Advanced analog ICs based on CMOS techniques, such as different types of current sources, amplifiers. Analog design techniques. Digital circuits based on different CMOS techniques. Combinational and sequential logic circuits. Digital design techniques. Mixed-signal circuits, such as comparators. Analog/digital systems design aspects. Design of Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) circuits and other PLL-based circuits. Using CAD tools for modelling of analog/digital systems. Different types of simulations. The design project relays on team building, project planning, pre-study, independent project work in the lab. Moreover, the design of an analog/digital circuit will include circuit schematic capture, development of own simulation set-ups, verification and optimization of all subcircuits and, finally, of the entire system.

Teaching and working methods

The course is organized around a project task and includes lectures, classes and laboratory sessions. They intensively support the necessary ICs design theory, the specific design methodology and the introduction of the new EDA-tool. The project will be carried out by groups of 3 students. The laboratory sessions will be dedicated to small parts of the project or to relevant project examples while introducing the EDA-tool and the ICs design methodology. The labs will be followed by lab reports including relevant theory, circuit schematics, simulation results and discussions around the applied design methodology with focus on circuit optimization.

Examination

UPG7Written laboratory workU, G1 credits
PRA2Well performed project with approved written report, presented in writing and orallyU, G3 credits
UPG5Short examination (dugga)U, G2 credits

The final grade is calculated from the results of the ingoing course submoments, examination (40%), project and laboratory (60%).

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: RF electronics, RF system design

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Adriana Serban

Examiner

Adriana Serban

Course website and other links

http://www2.itn.liu.se/utbildning/kurs/

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 53 h
Recommended self-study hours: 107 h

Course literature

CMOS. Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, R. J. Baker, H. W. Li, D. E. Boyce, Wiley Interscience. ISBN 0-471-70055-X.
CMOS. Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, R. J. Baker, H. W. Li, D. E. Boyce, Wiley Interscience. ISBN 0-471-70055-X.
UPG7 Written laboratory work U, G 1 credits
PRA2 Well performed project with approved written report, presented in writing and orally U, G 3 credits
UPG5 Short examination (dugga) U, G 2 credits

The final grade is calculated from the results of the ingoing course submoments, examination (40%), project and laboratory (60%).

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