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:
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.
'During the training, we learned how to design step by step while understanding the reasoning behind each one of them. I found this design approach highly useful and therefore I would recommend the training strongly.'
'I have learned a lot from this course, thanks!'
'Very good course, learnt a lot, pleasant.'
Lectures, practical training, home-work and final assignment.
€ 5.749,00 excl. VAT
11 days in a period of 18 weeks
Expected in September 2018
Eindhoven or Nijmegen
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