ECGR 6437 Mixed Signal IC Design Fall 2004 Prof. Weldon: 340 Smith, email@example.com Course Web site: http://wws2.uncc.edu/tpw/ (follow links to course) Office hours: http://wws2.uncc.edu/tpw/ Textbook: CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Baker, Li, and Boyce, IEEE Press. References: Sedra and Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 3rd ed., Oxford, 1991. Hodges and Jackson, Analysis and Design of Integrated Circuits, 2nd ed., McGraw Hill, 1988. Gray and Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 3rd ed., Wiley, 1993. Thomas H. Lee, Design of CMOS Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998. Grading will be based on homework/quizzes/projects (40%), final project (40%), and class participation (20%). Grading scale: 90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, with ``curve,'' if any, entirely at the discretion of the instructor. All exams and quizzes may be open book, NO calculators. Quizzes may be given without warning. Collaboration (not copying) on homework or projects is encouraged. However, different project groups may NOT share program code or report material. All computer projects MUST be done in Mentor Graphics. Class attendance and participation are expected. *** NOTE: You MUST do all projects using Mentor Graphics. *** The course is strongly project-oriented. Emphasis is placed on the design and simulation of mixed-signal circuits using the Mentor Graphics suite of design tools. All students are expected to become proficient in the use of these tools to effectively participate in the projects. Students will be expected to understand the design, layout, and simulation of analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuits. A final chip submission for fabrication is REQUIRED, and failure to do so is HEAVILY penalized. Students must agree to test fabricated devices when they are received in the following semester. The course will roughly follow the outline below; key topics are noted. Week Topic 1-3/2 MOS and BJT devices, models, simulation, and layout (Ch. 1-5, 7, 9, 16) 4-5/ Analog circuits and digital sub-circuits (Ch. 20-25) Amplifiers, current mirrors, frequency response, devices, models, simulation, and layout 6-14/ Mixed signal circuits (Ch. 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 26-29) A/D, D/A, PLL, DSP, VCO, Oscillators, ring oscillators, voltage-controlled oscillators. Analog-to-digital converters, digital-to-analog converters Analysis and design of mixed-signal circuits. Phase Locked Loops, devices, models, simulation, and layout 15/ Project demonstrations and tape-out There is no formal course prerequisite for this course, but all students enrolling should be thoroughly familiar with the theory of bipolar junction and MOS transistors and their use in analog and digital circuits. Students should have taken the equivalent of microelectronics (i.e., Sedra and Smith). Students are also expected to be familiar with differential amplifiers, current mirrors, and use of transistors in digital circuits (inverters, nand gates, etc.). If you miss an exam/quiz for any reason, you may receive a grade of zero (exceptional circumstances must be documented and approved by the instructor at least 24 hours prior to the exam). Exams might be open book, but NO calculators. Late homeworks/projects may not be accepted. Frequent absence from class will result in a poor class participation grade. Late projects may not be accepted or may be heavily penalized at the instructor's discretion. Poor or late projects/proposals may adversely affect grade. It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with the academic regulations, degree requirements, and course requirements as outlined in the current University Catalog. The official university guidelines supersede any contradictions that may exist in this handout. ALL STUDENTS MUST MEET PREREQUISITES AND COREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE as published in the UNCC Catalog. Prerequisite: Corequisite: Prerequisite or corequisite: ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Students have the responsibility to know and observe the requirements of The UNCC Code of Student Academic Integrity (in UNCC Catalog). This code forbids cheating, fabrication or falsification of information, multiple submission of academic work, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, and complicity in academic dishonesty. Any special requirements or permission regarding academic integrity in this course will be stated by the instructor, and are binding on the students. Academic evaluations in this course include a judgment that the student's work is free from academic dishonesty of any type; and grades in this course therefore should be and will be adversely affected by academic dishonesty. Students who violate the code can be expelled from UNCC. The normal penalty for a first offense is zero credit on the work involving dishonesty and further substantial reduction of the course work. In almost all cases the course grade is reduced to F. Copies of the code can be obtained from the Dean of Students Office. Standards of academic integrity will be enforced in this course. Students are expected to report cases of academic dishonesty to the course instructor.