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This course is the follow-up course of the course “Design of analog electronics - Analog Electronics 1”. It addresses the design of application-specific amplifiers with discrete transistors or in IC technology.

Included in the course price are the course book and a license and one year support of the symbolic simulator SLiCAP (Read more here). For those who already have a SLICAP license, the course price is 249 E lower. 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 acquired. 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 the course, the participant will be able to:

Intended for

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

Education: At least BSc in physics or electrical engineering. Prior knowledge: linear algebra, matrices, complex numbers, transformations, network theory and of the knowledge and skills learned through course module DAE-AE1.


Day 1: IC processes and device modeling

- BiCMOS technology:

Day 2: Principle of amplification

Available power gain and biasing of active components

- Biasing techniques:

Day 3: CE and CS amplifier stages

Day 4: Application of balancing techniques

Day 5: Application of negative feedback

- Balanced and unbalanced local-feedback stages
- Balanced and unbalanced model-based feedback amplifier stages:

 Day 6: Design of multiple-stage amplifiers

 Day 7: DC References

Day 8-10: The final exercise comprises the design of an application-specific amplifier in BiCMOS technology
Attention needs to be paid to the following aspects:

Day 11: Presentation of the results of the final assignment by the participants and group discussion


A HTI certificate after completing homework and final assignment.


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


€ 5.749,00 excl. VAT


11 days in a period of 18 weeks


MSc Anton Montagne

Course leader

Ir. Hans Vink


11-09-2017 | 09:00 - 17:00
25-09-2017 | 09:00 - 17:00
09-10-2017 | 09:00 - 17:00
23-10-2017 | 09:00 - 17:00
06-11-2017 | 09:00 - 17:00
20-11-2017 | 09:00 - 17:00
27-11-2017 | 09:00 - 17:00
11-12-2017 | 09:00 - 17:00
08-01-2018 | 09:00 - 17:00
22-01-2018 | 09:00 - 17:00
05-02-2018 | 09:00 - 17:00


Eindhoven or Nijmegen


Tel. +31 85 401 3600

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Design of analog electronics - analog IC design

This 11 day course learns to specify and design an analog integrated circuit comprising an application-specific amplifier and/or DC reference.

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