Elad will hold extra office hours on Fri. 5-16 from 10:30 - 11:30am.
The final will be held on Mon. 5-19 from 8am-11am in 534 Davis. Note
that the exam will begin at 8am sharp.
Elad will hold a review session on Thurs. 5-15 from 11am to 12pm in 550
For practice, the Spring 2007 final can be found here along with the
(5-7-08) Elad will hold additional office hours
today (Wed.) from 2-3pm.
(5-6-08) Elad will hold additional office hours
today (Tues.) from 5-6pm.
An additional script has been posted in eye_check.zip
to allow you to automatically check that your comparator is receiving the
correct data bits. See the Project page for
Since everyone will be presenting their projects, attendance to Thursday
5/8's lecture is mandatory.
Elad will hold additional office hours this week on Mon. 5/5 from 4:30-6pm.
The files needed to run the eye diagram test for your project have been
posted in eye_files.zip. Please
see the Project page for additional instructions
on how to use these files.
Thurs., May 1st's lecture will be taped ahead on Wed. Apr. 30th
11am-12:30pm in 203 McLaughlin.
For this week, Elad's Thurs. office hours have been moved to Wed. 4-5:30pm.
Project 2 has been posted, and is
due Thurs. 5/8 in the drop box.
(4-23-08) There were a couple of minor
typos in the originally posted channel model files - please re-download proj_files.zip.
(4-25-08) If you would like to create
SPICE netlists from Cadence using the channel models and/or the default
designs, download the Cadence files located in
proj_cadence.zip and copy them
into your library directory. Note that you will need to use the "hspiceD"
simulator in analog environment, and that you will still need to include
the model files in your deck.
Project Clarification: For the
excel/text file requested in the project, please do not submit a
printed copy - just send the electronic file by email to Elad.
Thurs., Apr. 17th's lecture will be taped ahead on Wed. Apr. 16th
11am-12:30pm in 203 McLaughlin.
For this week, Elad's Thurs. office hours have been moved to Wed. 2-3:30pm.
Project 1 has been posted, and is
due Thurs. 4/17 in the drop box.
Homework #5 has been posted, and is
due Thurs. 4/3 in the drop box.
(3-22-08) If you don't have a partner for the
project, please let Elad know by email as soon as possible (if you haven't
done so already).
Elad's office hours this Thurs. (3-20) will start at 11:30am instead of
There was a typo in the midterm exam solutions handed out after the exam -
in problem 1)c), the final result for V2* should been
-(3/4)V1*+1/4*sqrt(V1*^2+8*Vdd*V1*/k). I.e., there was a minus sign
missing in front of the (3/4)V1* term.
Homework #4 has been posted, and is
due Thurs. 4/3 in the drop box. Note however that you are strongly
encouraged to complete this homework early in order to ensure you have
enough time to complete HW#5.
The midterm will be held in 3111 Etcheverry from 9:30-11:00am on Thurs. Mar.
13th. Please note that the exam will begin at 9:30am sharp (i.e., no
10 minute delay).
For practice, the Spring 2007 midterm can be found
here along with the
There was an error in the solutions for problem 4 from HW#2 - a corrected
version of the solutions has been posted.
In preparation for the midterm, Elad will hold a review session in 550 Cory
from 5-6pm on Tues., Mar. 11th. Elad will also hold extra office hours
Fri. Mar. 7th from 11am-12pm.
Homework 3 clarification: For problem #2, you
can assume that the switches are ideal, but that the input voltage has some
finite source resistance.
3 has been posted, and is
due Thurs. 3/6 in the drop box.
The midterm exam will most likely be moved to Thurs., Mar. 13th during the
normal lecture time (9:30am-11:00am). If anyone has a conflict with
this date/time, please email Prof. Alon by Mon. Feb. 25th.
An updated version of the lecture #7 slides (with corrections to the typos
related to the cascode noise calculation) have been posted.
Homework 2 clarification: For problem #2, you
can assume that Cox = 10fF/um2.
2 has been posted, and is
due Thurs. 2/21 in the drop box.
(1-31-08) There were a couple of typos in the originally posted version of the
cmos18.txt spice library file - please re-download
the library as described in the quick start guide.
(1-31-08) There was a typo in the original HW1 handout - the correct syntax for
printing transistor parameters in HSPICE is:
For this week only, Elad's office hours have been moved to Mon. from
3-4pm, and Thurs. from 5-6pm.
Homework 1 had been posted, and is
due Thurs. 2/7 in the drop box.
Instructions for setting up an instructional account and running the
required tools have been posted in the Software
section of the site.
Description: Analysis and optimized design of integrated analog
systems and building blocks. Specific topics include operational and
wide-band amplifiers, gain-bandwidth and power considerations, analysis of
noise in integrated circuits, low noise design, feedback, precision passive
elements, analog switches, comparators, CMOS voltage references,
non-idealities such as matching and supply/IO/substrate coupling. The
course will include a significant design project applying the techniques
taught in class to implement the analog front-end of a high-speed serial