Design of analog electronics - analog electronics 1


Price:€ 4.500,00 excl. VAT
Duration:9 days in a period of 16 weeks, +31 85 401 3600


The course modules 'Analog electronics 1 and 2' focus on specifying and designing the most essential analog functions for embedded systems using standard integrated circuits and passive components.

The course “Analog Electronics 1” is the basic course. It presents the basic design theory and its application in the design of application-specific amplifiers using operational amplifiers.

Included in the course price are the course book and a license and one year support of the symbolic simulator SLiCAP (Read more here). Course participants require a laptop and a license for MATLAB including the Symbolic Math Toolbox. 

For those who cannot make use of a company license, a low-cost home version of MATLAB including the Symbolic Math Toolbox for self-study can be bought. This license is not included in the course price.

The participant will make use of the new symbolic circuit simulator: SLiCAP-MATLAB. The capabilities of this simulator reach far beyond those of existing symbolic Spice simulators. It can be used for deriving design equations that relate properties of active and passive devices to those of the complete circuit. With the aid of these design equations and a component library with available components and their properties, the engineering of analog circuits can largely be automated. SLiCAP concurrently generates html design reports.


After having attended the course, the participant:

  • will know the characteristic properties of ideal(ized) amplifiers and will be able to derive the functional requirements for amplifiers from their application.
  • will be able to characterize the non-ideal behavior of amplifiers and will know to derive performance requirements from the application description
  • will know about other relevant design aspects of amplifiers
  • will be able to design low-noise and power efficient amplifier structures for arbitrary port impedance and port isolation requirements with the aid of feedback techniques, balancing techniques and isolation techniques
  • will be able to relate the properties of the components in the feedback network to important performance aspects and costs factors of the amplifier, as: inaccuracy, noise, nonlinearity, power dissipation, area and costs
  • will be able to model individual performance aspects of voltage-feedback and current-feedback operational amplifiers
  • will know about other relevant performance aspects of operational amplifiers, such as: input voltage range, output voltage and current drive capability and voltage slew rate
  • will know in which way and to what extent the equivalent input noise sources of an operational amplifier affect the noise performance of the negative feedback amplifier
  • will be able to apply the asymptotic-gain negative feedback model to derive budgets for properties of the operational amplifiers and the passive components of the negative feedback amplifier.

Intended for

Designers with little or no experience in analog electronic design as well as for experienced analog designers who want to improve their skills.

Education: At least BSc in physics or electrical engineering.

Prior knowledge: linear algebra and matrices, complex numbers, transformations, network theory.


Day1: Introduction
•  Signal modeling and characterization, selected topics
•  System modeling and characterization, selected topics
•  Noise in electronic systems, physical mechanisms and modeling
•  Network theory, selected topics
•  Exercises


Day 2: Application, modeling and characterization of amplifiers
•  Introduction to amplification and amplifiers
•  Modeling and characterization of ideal behavior
•  Modeling and characterization of non-ideal behavior
•  Exercises


Day 3: Application, modeling and characterization of operational amplifiers
•  Types of operational amplifiers
•  Modeling of specific behavioral aspects:
-    Noise behavior
-    Statistical modeling of offset and bias quantities
-    Modeling of the small-signal dynamic behavior
-    Modeling of PSRR and CMRR
•  Use of macro models


Day 4: Design of amplifier configurations
•  Techniques for the synthesis of negative-feedback amplifiers:
-    Sensing and comparison techniques
-    The nullor as ideal controller
-    Balancing and port isolation techniques
•  Negative feedback implementation techniques:
-    Direct and indirect feedback
-    Nonenergic, passive and active feedback


Day 5: Negative feedback modeling
•  Black’s feedback model
•  Asymptotic-gain model
•  Deriving controller requirements from amplifier requirements:
-    Design considerations regarding noise behavior
-    Design considerations regarding accuracy and linearity
-    Design considerations regarding low-frequency and high-frequency cut-off


Day 6: Frequency compensation techniques
•  Compensation strategies
•  High-frequency compensation techniques and their interaction with other performance aspects
•  Low-frequency compensation techniques and their interaction with other performance aspects


Day 7: Other design considerations
•  Temperature stability
•  Linearity, slew-rate, overdrive recovery, latch-up and phase-reversal
•  Implementation aspects (availability of components, component models, and design and analysis tools)


Day 8: Guidance of assignmentsintended for


Day 9: Presentation of the results of the final assignment by the participants and group discussion



Lectures, practical training, home-work and final assignment.




A HTI certificate after completing homework and final assignment.


“High level (academic), very knowledgeable teacher, very useful, especially methodology.” Rob Fonville - NXP Semiconductors
“Very good course. Interaction between teacher and students is very good.” Chen Chen - NXP Semiconductors


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