Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-320: Microelectronic Circuits




18-320 introduces students to the fundamentals of microelectronic circuits. The course will emphasize the analysis and design of basic analog and digital integrated circuits in preparation for further study in analog, digital, mixed-signal, and radio-frequency integrated circuit design. Additionally, students will learn to design and analyze microelectronic circuits using industry standard computer aided design (CAD) software. Topics to be covered include: • MOSFET fabrication and layout • MOSFET models for analog and digital design • Analysis and design of digital CMOS logic gates • Analysis and design of clocked storage elements (e.g., flip-flops, latches, memory cells) • Delay optimization of digital circuits • Circuit topologies for arithmetic and logical functional units • Analysis and design of single-stage MOS amplifiers • Frequency response characteristics of single-stage amplifiers • Differential amplifiers and simple operational amplifiers • Analog filters using operational amplifiers The course includes a lab component which will give students hands-on experience in the design and implementation of analog and digital circuits. Labs will employ both design using discrete, SSI, and MSI parts, as well as using CAD design tools.

Prerequisite: 18-220
Corequisite: 18-240

Last Modified: 2022-11-07 12:55PM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2023
  • Spring 2022
  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2018
  • Spring 2017
  • Spring 2016
  • Fall 2015
  • Fall 2014
  • Fall 2013
  • Fall 2012
  • Fall 2011
  • Fall 2010