|Subject Area||Computer Hardware and Architecture|
|Semester||Semester 9 – Fall|
- Diode charasteristics.
- Bipolar and MOS transistor characteristics.
- Single transistor amplifiers and buffers.
- Voltage and current gain.
- Input and output resistance.
- Saturation and harmonic distortion.
- Two-stage amplifiers.
- Current mirrors.
- Differential amplifiers.
- Frequency response of amplifiers.
This optional laboratory course will expand and broaden the knowledge and abilities of students in a wide range of electronics and more specifically in the area of analog systems VLSI.
This course aims at better understanding, expansion of the knowledge of students on issues related to the design of analog circuits, VLSI, such as amplifiers and oscillators, A/D or D/A converters and systems such as PLLs and RF transceivers. Additionally includes a study on the implementation of a circuit or a system in the lab.
Upon completion of the course students will have acquired the following skills:
- Knowledge of and Knowledge of and experience in key characteristics of the design process and analysis of any kind of analog integrated circuit as well as ability to demonstrate understanding of system’s operations.
- The ability to analyze, using appropriate methods, a composite analogue VLSI.
- The ability to transfer the acquired knowledge and skills to a more advanced levels via problem solving, designing and developing analog VLSI systems or differentiating them with respect to already known systems.
- The ability to evaluate the results of the analysis carried out by comparing them with those provided by the theory and often with those resulting from alternative methods.
- The ability to synthesize and design analog VLSI circuits or systems.
- The skills to continue further and to more specific closely related subjects.
- The ability to combine knowledge and handle complex issues, and to make judgments about the (better) functioning of a system, and the capacity for cooperation and teamwork with colleagues to materialize and evaluate through the thorough study of various types of analog circuits and / or systems.