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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: 11.01.2022 - 18.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III

    2021-2022 Spring III

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.