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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: 22.10.2024 - 28.11.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kari Halonen, Kari Stadius, Marko Kosunen

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, Exercises and Project work.

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    Project work

    Independent work:  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 Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn II
    2025-2026 Autumn II