Overview of MOFSET basics – Second order effects – Measurement of parameters for a given technology with a simulation tool – Passive and active current mirrors – Single stage amplifier – Differential voltage and current amplifiers – Noise performance of elementary transistor stages – Systematic design of operational amplifiers.
Mixed Signal Circuits: Non-linear analog circuits - Open loop comparators – static and dynamic comparators, effect of positive feedback and stability issues – Switched capacitor circuits. Nonlinearity and Mismatch – capacitor nonlinearity, effect of feedback on nonlinearity, linearization techniques – offset cancellation techniques – reduction of noise by offset cancellation.
Data convertors: Fundamental of data converters - static characteristics – INL, DNL – Dynamic characteristics – SNR, SFDR, SINAD – DAC architectures: Resistive – Capacitive – Current steering. ADC Architectures: Flash – SAR – Pipeline ADC.