E151/3 SP21

Introduction to Analog Design


Meeting Time Location
Lecture 2:30-3:45 M/W Discord
Office Hours 9:00-10:00AM M Discord
Office Hours 9:00-10:00AM W Discord
Lab Hours 9:00-12:00 F Discord
Open Lab Any time N/A
Lab Tutoring Asynchronous Discord Chat

A Standard Week
Sunday Midnight Finish videos for lecture
Monday Lecture Take a quiz, do an activity, maybe a mastery problem, work on lab
Monday Midnight Turn in lab notebook
Tuesday Midnight Submit finished warm-ups to Sakai, finish videos for lecture
Wednesday Lecture Take a quiz, debrief the lab, maybe a mastery problem, work on lab
Thursday Midnight Submit marked up, self-graded homework on Sakai
Friday 9AM Start lab with supervision, finish on your own


Labs and Design Projects

Due Manual Lab Name Scope Lesson
2/01 Lab 01 Loading and the Mystery Box Probe care, RLC meter, 1x/10x Setting
2/09 Lab 02 Diode Current Measurements Supply & Measure Precision, Loading
2/16 Lab 03 Measuring BJT Parameters Coupling, Invert, BW Limit
2/23 Lab 04 Common Emitter Amplifier Spotting instability, Decap, Layout
3/02 DP1 DP1: Week 1 Warm-ups Triggering (auto, normal, single)
3/05 DP1 DP1: Multistage Amplifier Design
Spring Break
3/19 Lab 05 MOSFETs, Mirror, Active Load Hold Off, "Add Noise" on Fn. Gen.
3/26 Lab 06 References vs. Temp and Vdd Averaging and Persistence
4/06 Lab 07/08 Dynamics: Week 1 Probs None, off for Cesar Chavez
4/13 Lab 07/08 Dynamics: Week 2 L+C Pickup, Coupling, Grounding
4/20 Lab 09 Op-Amp 1: Differential Amp Diff Measurements, Poor Man's Balun
4/27 Lab 10 Op-Amp 2: Output Stage Squaring for Power, Power Ratings
5/4 DP2 DP2: Warm-up Problems Sync, Line Trigger, Injection Locking
5/7 DP2 DP2: Op-Amp Gain and Feedback

Skill Mastery

# Sunrise Sunset Skill Name
01 1/27 2/03 Find the step response of a non-trivial RC network
02 2/03 2/10 Find bias point of diode circuit and calculate differential resistance
03 2/10 2/17 Find the bias point of a BJT circuit and calculate small signal parameters
04 2/17 2/24 Make an amplifier model out of a given circuit by conducting small signal analysis
05 2/24 3/03 Calculate the amplifier parameters for a multi-stage amplifier using single-stage amplifier equations
06 3/03 3/17 Analyze the bias point and gain of a circuit with an active load
07 3/17 3/24 Find the bias point of a MOSFET circuit and calculate small signal parameters
08 3/24 4/05 Calculate a sensitivity or temperature coefficient for a given circuit
09 4/05 4/12 Use open circuit time constants to estimate the bandwidth of an amplifier
10 4/12 4/21 Make a differential model of an amplifier and calculate common-mode or differential parameters
11 4/21 4/28 Predict operational amplifier properties (gain, input bias, slew rate) from a schematic
12 4/28 5/05 Use phase margin to assess the stability of an amplifier in feedback

Lecture Notes, Handouts, Readings

Date Resources Title G&M section
1/25 V S H Introduction No book
1/27 V S H Review of dynamics and Thevenin 3.1 (ish)
2/01 V S H Introduction to Diodes 1.2
2/03 V S H Diodes in Circuits No book
2/08 V S H Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors 1.3.{1-3}
2/10 V S H BJTs in Circuits and PNP Devices 1.4 (ish)
2/15 V S H Common Emitter Amplifiers and Biasing 3.3.1
2/17 V S H Amplifier Design Process and Voltage Swing No Book
2/22 V S H Multistage Analysis, Emitter Follower 3.3.8
2/24 V S H CE w/ Degeneration, Small Signal Patterns 3.3.6
3/01 V S H Common Base Amplifiers and Cascodes 3.3.{3,5}
3/03 V S H Active Loads 4.2.{1-3,5}
3/08 Spring Break
3/10 Spring Break
3/15 V S H Current Mirrors 4.2.{1-3,5}
3/17 V S H MOSFETs 1.5-6
3/22 Midterm
3/24 V S H Band Gaps and Current Sources 4.4 (selected)
3/29 V S H Dynamic Model of BJT 1.2.1, 1.4.{2,7,8}
3/31 V S H PZ Plots, CE Dynamics and Miller 7.2.1
4/05 V S H Open and Short Circuit Time Constants 7.3.{1,2,4}
4/07 V S H Cascode, Mirror, EF/CB Dynamics, 7.2.2-3
4/12 V S H Differential Pairs 3.5.{1-2, 4-6}
4/14 V S H More Differential Pairs 3.5.6, 7.3.4
4/19 V S H Output Stages 5.{1,2,4}
4/21 V S H Op-Amp Design 6.2, 6.8 (ish)
4/26 V S H Amplifiers in Feedback 6.1.{1-4},9.{2-3}
4/28 V S H Oscillators See TI Note
5/03 V S H Review No Book
5/05 V S H Special Topic No Book