Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


To understand the basic building blocks of analog integrated circuits. To understand the large and small signal transistor models, learn to design analog integrated circuits and to analyse them. Learn to design an operational amplifier with CMOS technology using the CAD design tools.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 19.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Kari Halonen, Jussi Ryynänen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kari Halonen, Jussi Ryynänen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course includes single stage amplifiers, differential amplifier, operational amplifiers, comparators, analog multiplier, current biasing circuits and voltage reference circuits. Also noise, linearity and power supply rejection of the operational amplifiers are discussed. A CMOS operational amplifier is designed during the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture examination 20%, Exercises 40% and Project work 40%.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 21h (3h, 7 times)

    Exercises 14h (2h, 7 times)

    Project work 28h (2h, 14 times)

    Independent work 72h:  preparation for lectures and revision, independent calculation & project work.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Johns-Martin: Analog Integrated Circuit Design, John Wiley&Sons Inc., 1997

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    S-87.3137 Integrated circuit Design and S-87.3141 Analog Integrated Circuits

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Electronics I and basic circuit analysis courses or equivalent.



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