|Subject Area||Computer Hardware and Architecture|
|Semester||Semester 6 – Spring|
- Models for integrated-circuit active devices.
- Bipolar and MOS integrated-circuit technology.
- Single transistor and multiple transistor amplifiers.
- Current mirrors, active loads and references.
- Output stages.
- Frequency response of integrated circuits.
- Hands-on experience, practical applications and projects.
This elective course will expand and broaden the knowledge and abilities of students in a wide range of electronics and more specifically in the area of electronics.
It aims at better understanding, expansion of the knowledge of students on issues related to the design of analog integrated circuits, such as amplifiers, output stages and biasing circuits. The laboratory part of the course involves performing laboratory exercises using a circuit simulator tool.
Upon successful completion of this course students should have: a good understanding of the operation of semiconductor devices; a good understanding of small signal and multistage amplifiers (including biasing and frequency response); a good understanding of output stages. Additionally, students will have acquired the following skills:
- 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 simple analog integrated circuit.
- The ability to transfer the acquired knowledge and skills to a more advanced levels via problem solving, designing and developing simple analog circuits or differentiating them with respect to already known circuits.
- The ability to evaluate the results of the analysis carried out, by comparing them with those provided by the theory but often with those resulting from alternative methods.
- The skills to continue further and to more specific closely related subjects.
- The ability to combine knowledge, handle complex issues, and to make judgments about the (better) functioning of a system.
- Capacity for cooperation and teamwork with colleagues to materialize and evaluate through the thorough study of various types of analog circuits.