Elective Course for:
E3/E4, D3/D4, Socware and Graduate students
- Electronics, ESS010
- Analog Electronics, ESS020
- Semiconductor Physics, ESS030
- Strongly recommended: Digital IC Design - ETI130, Analog IC Design - ETI063 and Integrated A/D and D/A Converters - ETI220.
Course Manager: Pietro Andreani
Lab Supervisor: T B D
Literature: Will be handed out during the course
- 10 x 2h lectures
- 2 lab assignments with 3 x 4h supervised lab time
Pass Grade (3)
- Presence at 8 (10) lectures.
- Presence at 3 (3) lab sessions.
- A written lab assignment report per lab group, with your own solutions to the lab assignments.
Higher grade (4 or 5)
A higher level of, and eventually system-on-chip, integration will greatly improve the performance of an electronic system in speed, power, synchronization, cost, reliability and portability. With the highest density and lowest cost, CMOS is considered the main steam technology for system-on-chip design. In such a single chip system, the digital part will emit strong switching noise through different paths and seriously disturb the analog part like sensitive receiver and A/D converter as well as digital circuit itself. Within the analog part, strong transmitter and oscillator signals will also cause problems. The performance of such a chip will in a large extent depend on the design methodology capable of de-coupling different parts on the same chip. This course is intended to characterize these problems and to introduce corresponding design techniques.
Course Contents in brief:
Trends of IC technology, chips and packaging
Substrate noise coupling mechanisms and modeling
Mechanisms and effects of heating on chip (thermal effects)
Advanced analog and mixed/mode circuit techniques:
- Analog-to-digital (A/D) signal converters
- Delta-Sigma A/D converters