Course detail

New Circuit Principles for Integrated System Design

FEKT-MOPIAcad. year: 2017/2018

1- Trends in low-voltage low-power analog circuit design.
2- MOS-resistor based on master-slave principle.
3- Bulk-driven MOS transistor, advantages, disadvantages and applications.
4- Floating-gate MOS transistor, advantages, disadvantages and applications.
5- Quasi-floating-gate MOS transistor, advantages, disadvantages and applications.
6- Higher order devices, memristors, applications.
7- Differential difference amplifier DDA, principle and applications.
8- Digitally programmable transconductors, principle and applications.
9- Conveyors, principle and applications.
10- Diode-less rectifiers, principle of winner-take-all circuits, advantages and applications
11- Analog circuit design for biological signal processing.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Student will gain knowledge about the latest perspective trends in integrated circuits technique which is in the foreground of interest in research and applications. New circuit principles give a possibility to obtain better parameters of ICs by a circuit solution in the given technology.

The student is able to:
- describe the basic steps in the design process of integrated circuit,
- describe the basic properties of bulk-driven MOSFET's and the way they affect the parameters of amplifiers,
- describe the basic properties of floating-gate MOSFET's and the way they affect the parameters of amplifiers,
- describe the basic properties of quasi-floating-gate MOSFET's and the way they affect the parameters of amplifiers,
- design and verify basic parameters of the structure of the OTA, OP-AMP and DDA,
- draw schematics of basic amplifiers employing operational amplifiers and to explain their operation,
- discuss advantages and drawbacks of modern active elements such as OTA, OP-AMP, DDA and CCII,
- define and explain digitally controlled analog circuits,
- explain the methods of diode-less rectifiers and the principle of winner-take-all circuits,
- describe the basic properties of analog circuit design for biological signal processing.

Prerequisites

- Knowledge of basic analog circuits is essential. - Knowledge of work with the PSpice programme for analysis of electronic circuits.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KHATEB, F.: New circuit principles for integrated system design. Prezentace projektu KISP. Brno 2015 (EN)
MUSIL, V. a kol.: Nové obvodové principy pro návrh integrovaných systémů. Obvody v proudovém módu - případová studie. Elektronický text projektu KISP. Brno 2014 (CS)
MUSIL, V. a kol.: Nové obvodové principy pro návrh integrovaných systémů. Nanoelektronika. Prezentace projektu KISP. Brno 2015 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures and computer laboratories.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Up to 30 points for the activity during the semester.
Up to 70 points for exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1- Trends in low-voltage low-power analog circuit design.
2- MOS-resistor based on master-slave principle.
3- Bulk-driven MOS transistor, advantages, disadvantages and applications.
4- Floating-gate MOS transistor, advantages, disadvantages and applications.
5- Quasi-floating-gate MOS transistor, advantages, disadvantages and applications.
6- Higher order devices, memristors, applications.
7- Differential difference amplifier DDA, principle and applications.
8- Digitally programmable transconductors, principle and applications.
9- Conveyors, principle and applications.
10- Diode-less rectifiers, principle of winner-take-all circuits, advantages and applications
11- Analog circuit design for biological signal processing.

Aims

The aim of the subject consists in the deep study of the perspective trends of development in analogue techniques. The aim of the new circuit principles is to obtain better parameters of analogue circuits by a circuit solution in the given technology and dimensions which are mostly determined by the majority digital technology. This is the most pursued trend in current analogue integrated circuits.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-MEL , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Computer exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer