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CODE MNE3105

 
TITLE Analogue VLSI Signal Conditioning 2

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics

 
DESCRIPTION Two stage OTAs: Miller OTA, design methods and properties, Fully differential topologies.

Zero temperature-coefficient references: simple voltage reference, Widlar bandgap reference; Wilson bandgap reference; zero TC current source.

Integrated output stages: Class A, Class B and Class AB amplifier design. Optimisation for low-voltage operation.

Analogue Layout Techniques: layout of transistors, capacitors, resistors and inductors, matching issues and techniques: interdigitation and common centroid. Mixed mode ICs.

Textbooks:

• R.L. Geiger, P.E. Allen and N.R. Strader, "VLSI Design for Analog and Digital Circuits", McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0-07-100728-8

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-unit: MNE3114

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Practicum & Tutorial

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Practical No 10%
Examination (2 Hours and 30 Minutes) Yes 90%

 
LECTURER/S Ivan Grech
Joseph Micallef (Co-ord.)

 
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