EE 420L Analog Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory
Spring 2017, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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Project – design a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) using either the ZVN3306A or ZVP3306A (or both) MOSFETs and as many resistors and capacitors as you need with a gain of 30k. You should try to get as fast a design as possible driving a 10k load with as large of output swing as possible. AC coupling input and output is okay as long as your design can pass a 100 Hz input current. Your report, in html, should detail your design considerations, and measured results showing the TIA's performance. Note that this is the same project assigned last year so this year we will have one more constraint, that is, your design can draw no more, under quiescent conditions (no input signal), than 0.3 mA from a +9 V supply voltage (quiescent power consumption is less than 2.7 mW for any power supply you use). Your report is due at the beginning of lab on Wednesday, May 3. Access to your accounts will be removed at this time.

April 5 – Lab9 – Design of a Beta–Multiplier Reference (BMR) using the CD4007 CMOS transistor array, due April 19   
March 29 – Lab8 – Characterization of the CD4007 CMOS transistor array, due April 5
March 22 – Lab7 – Design of an audio amplifier, due March 29  
March 8 – Lab6 – Single–stage transistor amplifiers, due March 22
February 22 – Lab5 – Op–amps III, the op–amp integrator, due March 8 
February 15 – Lab4 – Op–amps II, gain–bandwidth product and slewing, due February 22
February 1 – Lab3 – Op–amps I, basic topologies, finite gain, and offset, due February 15  
January 25 – Lab2 – Operation of a compensated scope probe, due February 8
January 18 – Lab1 – Lab safety review and then review of basic RC circuits, due January 25 

Instructor: R. Jacob Baker

Lab Teaching Assistant: None
Time: Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 12:45 AM

Course dates: Wednesday, January 18 to Wednesday, May 3  

Location: TBE B–311

Holiday: April 12 (Spring break from instruction)

Course contentApplications and study of modern electronic analog and digital circuits. Advanced instrumentation.

Credits: 1

Corequisite: EE 420; Prerequisite: EE 320L


30% Quizzes
40% Lab Reports

30% Project


  • Unlike the lectures, laptops can be used during the lab. Please bring your laptop with you to lab!
  • If a quiz is open book then only the course textbook can be used (no ebooks, older/international editions, or photocopies).
  • No late work accepted. Regularly being tardy for labs, leaving in the middle of labs, or leaving early is unacceptable without consent of the instructor.
  • Cheating or plagiarism will result in an automatic F grade in the lab
  • Questions for the instructor (only) should be asked in person (not via email).