ECE 468 - Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI Design

Description:  Credit 4U/5G. Elementary transistor stages and analog components; low-power design; comparison of bipolar, CMOS, and BiCMOS; s-parameters and high-frequency ASIC design and modeling; RF wireless communication system components; behavioral modeling.

Prerequisite:  ECE 467

Textbooks:  R.L. Geiger, P.E. Allen, and N.R. Strader, "VLSI Design Techniques for Analog and Digital Circuits," McGraw Hill, 1990.


  • Analog CMOS models
  • Analog bipolar models
  • Circuit characterization
  • Feedback and sensitivity
  • Elementary transistor stages
  • Low-power low-voltage design
  • Technology scaling
  • CMOS vs. BiCMOS vs. bipolar
  • High-frequency circuit design issues
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Voltage regulators and references
  • Analog signal processing circuits
  • Oscillators and phase-locked loops
  • Monolithic filters
  • Mixers
  • Wireless communication system design
  • Behavioral modeling