|Subject Area||Computer Hardware and Architecture|
|Semester||Semester 8 – Spring|
A continuation of Advanced Electronics course.
- Differential pairs.
- Electrical noise
- Frequency response and stability of feedback amplifiers
- Low Noise Amplifiers
- Operational Amplifiers
- Sample and hold
The laboratory part of the course includes design and circuit simulation using sophisticated simulation software using Advanced Design System for which the Board has secured 10 licenses.
This optional course expands and broadens the knowledge and abilities of students in a wide range of electronics.
It aims at better understanding and expansion of the student’s knowledge on issues related to the design of analog VLSI circuits, mainly amplifiers, oscillators, operational amplifiers etc. The laboratory part of the course involves performing laboratory exercises using the Advanced Design System circuit simulator.
Upon completion of the course 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 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 and often with those resulting from alternative methods.
- The ability to synthesize and design circuits
- The skills to continue further and to more specific related subjects.
- The ability to combine knowledge and 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