EE4525 Analog CMOS design II

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the design of advanced analog circuits in modern CMOS technology. Students will learn how to use basic building blocks, such as current mirrors and differential pairs, to build more complex CMOS circuits, such as two-stage amplifiers. At the end of the course, the students will be able to design and optimize a complex CMOS circuit given its specifications.

No new topic will be introduced in this course, and students should have a good understanding of basic circuits block from EE4C10 and EE4520. This course will focus on the students designing a complex analog circuit given a set of specifications, and the interactions with the lecturers and the teaching assistants will focus on discussing the on-going design and answering questions from the students.

Study Goals

  • Students can derive the performance of complex analog CMOS circuits (such as switched-capacitor amplifiers and class-AB amplifiers) in terms of amplification, noise and distortion.
  • Given the specifications for a CMOS circuit, students can chose the best architecture for the circuit and design and optimize the circuit to meet the specifications, by means of first-order hand calculations and verification by a Spice-like simulator.


dr. Fabio Sebastiano

cryogenic electronics, quanutm computation, analog/mixed-signal circuit design, frequency references, sensors, sensor readout

prof.dr. Klaas Bult

Last modified: 2022-06-19


Credits: 3 EC
Period: 0/0/0/2
Contact: Kofi Makinwa