Introduction to Analog IC Design

Introduction to Analog IC Design

Course Overview

Analog circuits are becoming more important today because they provide the interface between the real world signals and digital processing systems. These circuits are typically made of smaller circuits that perform basic functions such as signal transformation, amplification, or rejection. In order to successfully build integrated analog circuit systems, the designer must first be familiar with the basic analog blocks. At the lowest level of design, the designer must understand the MOS transistor characteristics and how these can be used to build analog circuits. This course provides the trainees with background on MOS transistor physics, its operating characteristics, and how it can be used to implement basic analog building blocks such as single stage amplifiers, bias circuits, and differential amplifiers. This will enable the trainees to design and implement their own basic analog blocks to build more complex circuits.

Course Prerequisites

The trainees for this course are expected to have taken electronics courses covering semiconductor device physics i.e. diodes and bipolar junction transistors. Moreover, the trainees are expected to have strong background on circuit analysis of passive and active devices including DC and small-signal. A background on linear systems analysis is also required.

Lectures Overview

Lecture Topic
2MOS Transistor
3Small Signal and Two Port Network Analysis
4Single Stage MOS Amplifiers
5Current Sources
6MOS Capacitances
7Frequency Analysis
8Frequency Analysis of MOS Amplifiers
9MOS Differential Amplifier with Resistive Load
10MOS Differential Amplifier with Active Load

Laboratory Topic
1Linux Environment Familiarization
2MOS DC Characterization
3MOS Small Signal Characterization
4Common-Source Amplifier with Resistor Load
5Current Sources
6AC Analaysis
7Frequency Response of Common-Source Amplifier
8Differential Amplifiers
ProjectCommon-Source Amplifier with Current Mirror Load


AM Session: 8am to 12nn
PM Session: 1pm to 4pm
Day AM/PM Lecture Lab
1AMLecture 1
Lecture 2
Lab 1 (optional)
Lab 2
PMLecture 3Lab 3
2AMLecture 4Lab 4
PMLecture 5Lab 5
3AMLecture 5
Lecture 6
Lab 6
PMLecture 8Lab 7
4AMLecture 9
Lecture 10
Lab 8
PMLecture 11Project Checking


PIIC Staff
Philippine Institute for Integrated Circuits
Microelectronics and Microprocessors Laboratory
University of the Philippines


  • Louis P. Alarcon, University of the Philippines
  • Marc D. Rosales, University of the Philippines
  • Modesto H. Tagoc, University of the Philippines

Recommended Texts

  • Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits by Behzad Razavi
  • Analysis and Design Analog Integrated Circuits by Paul Gray, Fred Hurst, Stephen Lewis, Robert Meyer
  • CMOS Circuit Design Layout and Simulation by R. Jacob Baker