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Course Name Applications of Linear Integrated Circuits
Course Code 15ECE339
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Current Sources and Operational Amplifiers: Current mirror – Wilson Current Mirror – Widlar Current Source – Current Sources in IC Form. Op-amp basics; ?A741 – Internal schematic – Parameters – Frequency compensation of voltage and current feedback amplifiers – Grounding and shielding.

Unit 2

Op-amp CircuitsI: Instrumentation amplifiers – Current Sources using opamps – Isolation Amplifiers – Operational transconductance amplifiers (OTA) – Log and anti-log amplifiers – Multipliers – Voltage to frequency and frequency to voltage converters – Phase sensitive detectors (PSD) – Phase locked loops (PLL) – Lock-in amplifiers;

Unit 3

Op-amp circuits II: Voltage references – Low noise current differencing and low power operational amplifiers – Power supply ripple – Voltage regulators – IC protection circuits – Analog to digital converters –  ADC.

Text Books

  1. Franco S., “Design with operational amplifiers and analog integrated circuits”, Third Edition, New York McGraw-Hill, 2002.
  2. Sedra A and Smith K C, “Microelectronic circuits”, Sixth Edition, New York Oxford University Press, 2010.


  1. Behzad Razavi, “Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2003.
  2. Graeme J., Tobey G., and Huelsman L. P., “Operational amplifiers – Design and Applications”, New York McGraw-Hill, 1971
  3. Soclof S, “Applications of analog integrated circuits”, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1985.
  4. Relevant Datasheets from Texas Instruments, Maxim and Harris Semiconductors

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