# Education

## EE 200 Electronic Circuit Implementations (Spring)

This is an introductory level electronic circuits implementation course, consisting of weekly laboratory sessions.

In the first module, basic circuit experiments such as Thevenin equivalent circuits, RC and RL first order circuits, resonance circuits, high order filters, operational amplifier circuits, and basic radio circuits with the use of opamp, diode and RLC components. In the second module, DC, small-signal and frequency models of semiconductor devices such as PN diodes, BJT and MOSFETs will be included. Using these models, different circuit implementation will be executed, such as wave shaping circuits (with diodes, op-amps, passives and integral/differentiator circuits), different configuration of single/multi stage amplifiers (CE, CC, DB, and combination of these as multistage amp., CS, CD, CG, and combinations), oscillators (with BJTs and feedback concepts), etc. Analytical design methodologies, along with CAD tools (such as Spice), will also be part of the course for designing and implementing circuits.

Lab manuals will be provided to the students.

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- Download LTSpice software

## EE 202 Electronics Circuits II (Spring)

Concepts of basic semiconductor devices (PN junctions, MOSFETs and BJTs); design of DC bias circuits; DC/AC models of semiconductor devices; frequency response; small/large-signal analysis of devices/circuits; single-stage, multistage and differential amplifiers; feedback and stability concepts in amplifiers; the use of CAD tools (Spice) in circuit design and analysis.

To teach the structures, physical operation, terminal characteristics, large- and small-signal models, amplifier and switch applications of transistors (BJT's and FET's) and reinforce these concepts through design exercises.

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated the ability

Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith, *Microelectronic Circuits*, 6th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2011 (www.sedrasmith.com)

- R. C. Jaeger,
*Microelectronic Circuit Design*. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997 - R. T. Howe and C. G. Sodini,
*Microelectronics*, Prentice Hall - D. A. Neamen,
*Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design*, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996 - M. N. Hornstein,
*Microelectronic Circuits and Devices* - SPICE, Gordon Roberts and Adel Sedra, Second Edition, 1996

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- Download LTSpice software

## EE 303 Analog Integrated Circuits (Fall)

DC, small-signal and high-frequency design and analysis of CMOS amplifier topologies, including cascode and differential amplifiers; bias circuits; output circuits; active loads; stability and feedback; noise; multi-stage amplifiers; application examples of CMOS analog integrated circuits: comparators, active filters, signal wave-form generators, etc.; design and verify CMOS analog circuits by computer aided tools (e.g. Cadence).

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated the ability

B. Razavi, *Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits*, McGraw Hill, 2001, ISBN 0-07-238032-2

- T. C. Carusone, D. A. Johns, K. W. Martin,
*Analog Integrated Circuit Design*(Wiley), December 13, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0470770104 - P. Gray, P. Hurst, S. Lewis,and R.G. Meyer,
*Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits*, 5th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2010, ISBN 978-0-470-39877-7 - P. Allen and D. Holberg,
*CMOS Analog Circuit Design*, 2nd Edition, 2002, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-511644-5 - M. N. Hornstein,
*Microelectronic Circuits and Devices* - A. Hastings,
*The Art of Analog Layout*, Prentice Hall, 2001.

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- Cadence tutorial

## EE 480 / EE 633 Microwave Devices and Circuits (Fall)

Very-high frequency behavior of electronic devices. Avalanche, transferred electron, and acoustoelectric oscillators and amplifiers; parametric interactions. General properties and design of nonlinear solid-state microwave networks, including: negative resistance oscillators and amplifiers, frequency convertors and resistive mixers, transistor amplifiers, power combiners, and harmonic generators.

This course also covers RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuit) design. Gain, noise, linearity, inter-modulation, dynamic range, power consumption trade-offs, system-level analysis. Low-noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators. Current research topics in the field.

John, W. M. Rogers and Calvin Plett, *Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design*, Second Edition, Artech House, 2010, ISBN: 1607839792, 9781607839798

- Behzad Razavi,
*RF Microelectronics* - Thomas H. Lee,
*The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits* - Sorin Voinigescu,
*High-Frequency Integrated Circuits*

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- LNA design using Cadence SpectreRF
- SpectreRF overview
- Network Analyzer Basics

## Previously Taught Courses

**Undergraduate Courses**

- ENS 203 Electronic Circuits I
- EL 204 Semiconductor Physics and Devices
- EE 407 Microelectronic Fabrication
- EE 404 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
- EE 480 Special Topics in Microelectronics - RFIC

**Graduate Courses**

- EE 580 Special Topics in Microelectronics - Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits
- EE 533 Microelectronic Fabrication
- EE 626 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
- EE 631 Integrated Optics & Optoelectronics (Coordinator)
- EE 632 Mixed-Signal VLSI System Design
- EE 639 Advanced RF and Microwave Circuit Design
- EE 680 Selected Topics in Microelectronics I
- EE 681 Selected Topics in Microelectronics II

## Seminar, Project and Thesis Courses

**Seminar Courses Organized**

- EE 551 Graduate Seminar I
- EE 552 Graduate Seminar II

**Project Courses**

- ROJ 102 Freshman Project Course
- ENS 491 Graduation Project (Design)
- ENS 492 Graduation Project (Implementations)
- PROJ 302 Summer Project

**Thesis Courses**

- EE 590 Master Thesis
- EE 790 Ph.D. Dissertation