EE 420 Engineering
Electronics II and ECG
620 Analog IC Design
Spring 2015, University
of Nevada, Las
Vegas
Course lecture
notes and videos are located here
Homework
assignments, due dates, and project information are located here
Current
grades are located here.
In
this course we will make extensive use of LTspice.
Examples
from the lectures are found in ee420_ecg620_s15.zip.
Textbook: CMOS Circuit
Design, Layout, and
Simulation, Third Edition (Chapters 9, 2024)
Instructor: R. Jacob Baker (see office hours at this link)
Teaching Assistant: Yiyan Li
Time:
MW 1 to 2:15 PM
Course
dates: Wednesday, January
21 to Wednesday, May 6
Location: TBE B172
Holidays: February 16
(Washington's Birthday
Recess), March 30 and April 1 (Spring break)
Final exam time: Monday, May 11, 1 to 3 PM
Course content – An
introduction to the design, layout, and simulation of analog integrated
circuits including current mirrors, voltage and current references,
amplifiers,
and opamps. Credits: 3
Prerequisites: EE
320
Grading
25% Midterm
25% Homework/Quizzes
25%
Course Project (more complicated project for graduate credit, that is,
ECG 620)
25% Final
Policies








Penalty points will be deducted from your Homework/Quiz grades for failing to follow these policies (such as using your laptop, phone, tablet during a lecture). 
Course
Outcomes
After completing EE 422/ECG 622 students will be able to:
1.  Discuss the operation of a fieldeffect transistor in weak, moderate, and strong inversion and how it relates to SPICE parameters. Program Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
2.  Describe the gain, speed, and matching tradeoffs when setting the width, length, and overdrive of transistors. Program Outcomes: 1.3, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, and 1.11. 
3.  Analyze and design transistor current mirrors, amplifiers, and differential amplifiers. Program Outcomes: 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.10, and 1.11. 
4.  Design and analyze voltage and current references. Program Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
5.  Design opamps for specific gain, speed, or switching performance. Program Outcomes: 1.3, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
6.  Analyze the frequency response of amplifier and operational amplifier circuits. Program Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
7.  Compensate operational amplifiers for stability. Program Outcomes: 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
Program Outcomes
1.1  An ability to apply mathematics through differential and integral calculus. 
1.2  An ability to apply advanced mathematics such as differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics. 
1.3  An ability to apply knowledge of basic sciences. 
1.6  An ability to apply knowledge of engineering. 
1.7  An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints. 
1.8  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 
1.9  An ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices. 
1.10  An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice,1.11 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 