College Of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Sciences
Interface Integrated Circuits
Analog circuits are increasingly part of larger chips containing both analog
and digital circuits. In this course, we look at the architecture of these
chips, the representation of signals in the analog and digital domain, filtering,
conversion with analog/digital and digital/analog converters. Constraints such
as maximum signal handling capability, electronic noise, frequency limitations,
and tradeoffs among these factors are discussed. Variety of communication
systems utilizing analog-digital interface circuitry is covered. The key
concepts discussed in the course are:
Areas of discussion:
- Continuous time
filters- biquads and ladder type filters
- Biquads & ladder
Opamp-Mosfet-C, gm-C filters
- .Automatic frequency
- Switched capacitor
- Data Converters
- D/A converter
- A/D converter
- Nyquist rate ADC-
Flash, Pipeline ADCs,….
- Communication systems utilizing
- Wireline communication
systems- ISDN, XDSL…
- Wireless communication
systems- Wireless LAN, Cellular telephone,…
- Disk drive electronics
- Fiber-optics systems
The simulation tools used are SPICE (Hspice, Spectre)
and Matlab . This course
complements EECS 240, a
transistor level mixed circuits course that can be taken either after or before
A basic course in signal processing (Laplace and
z-transform, discrete fourier transform) such as EE120 and fundamental circuit
concepts as taught in EE105 and EE140. Familiarity with Matlab and SPICE will
No single book covers all the topics addressed in this course. The texts
listed below expand on the subjects covered. None is required, though a good
subset will probably, help you substantially should you choose a career in
mixed signal design.
- A. Williams and F.
Taylor, Electronic Filter Design Handbook, 3rd edition,
- W.Heinlein & W.
Holmes, “Active Filters for Integrated Circuits”, Prentice Hall Int.,
Inc. Chap. 8, 1974. Good reference
for signal flowgraph techniques
- A. Zverev, Handbook
of Filter Synthesis, Wiley, 1967.
A classic; focus is on passive ladder filters. Tables for implementing
ladder filters (replaces a CAD tool).
- Data Converters
- R. van de Plassche, Integrated
Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Converters, 2nd
edition, Kluwer, 2003.
Lots of in-depth material, not easy to follow for beginner.
- B. Razavi, Data
Conversion System Design, IEEE Press, 1995.
Good overview of architectures and circuit techniques. Does not cover
- S. Norsworthy et al
(eds), Delta-Sigma Data Converters, IEEE Press, 1997.
Extensive treatment of oversampled converters including stability, tones,
- K. S. Kundert, The
Designer's Guide to SPICE & SPECTRE, Kluwer Academic Press, 1995.
Mandatory insight for anyone concerned with simulation accuracy and
- A. Vladimirescu, The
SPICE Book, J. Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994.
Library reserve list
(UCB Engineering Library)
During the course, reading material from IEEE publications namely, Journal
of Solid States Circuit will be assigned. Students are expected to obtain the
material to study.
Homework 50%, midterm 20%, final 30%.
Homework and exams will be returned in class. Submitting homeworks and
taking exams are mandatory to pass the class.