Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-721: Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits Design




This course will familiarize students with advanced analog integrated circuit (IC) design issues. Analog circuit design issues play an important role in creating modern ICs. First and foremost, analog circuits act as the interface between digital systems and the real world. They act to amplify and filter analog signals, and to convert signals from analog to digital and back again. These analog interfaces appear in all communications devices (e.g., cell phones) - both to condition the "transmitted" signal and as sensitive "receivers." In addition, these analog interfaces appear in sensors (e.g., accelerometers). The goal of this course is to familiarize students with some of the advanced analog circuit design ideas that are involved in these tasks. Specific topics will include analog filtering (continuous-time and discrete-time), sample-and-hold amplifiers, analog-to-digital converters, and digital-to-analog converters.

4 hrs. lec.

Prerequisites: 18-623 and senior or graduate standing.

Last Modified: 2022-11-16 2:28PM

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  • Spring 2023
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