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**General**

This course is focussed on analog electronics with an emphasis on transistor level design of integrated circuits. Topics to be covered include transistor amplifiers (differential and multistage amplifiers), integrated circuit biasing techniques, output stage design and IC amplifier building blocks, frequency response of amplifiers, stability and compensation techniques for amplifiers using negative feedback.

This page can also be accessed directly at http://www.eecg.toronto.edu/~johns/ece331/ece331.html

The objective of this course is to teach design and analysis techniques for electronic circuits with multiple transistors.

**- Aug 16, 2020** This web page goes live!

- Quertus will be used for Grades, Discussion Board and Announcements.

- This Web page will be used for Lecture info, Lab info, Problem Set info and Term Test info.

**Lecturer**

David A. Johns Email: johns@eecg.toronto.edu Office: BA5144 (inside of BA5145)

**Textbook**

"Microelectronic Circuits" (seventh edition) by A.S. Sedra and K.C. Smith, Oxford University Press, 2015

We will be covering chapters 8-12.

- For the chapter on Feedback, we will be covering the material "Feedback circuit analysis using return ratio" in

Mon | 3-4pm | on request |

Wed | 3-4pm | Q&A live Online (recorded) |

Fri | 3-4pm | on request |

**First Day of Classes is Sept 10, 2020**

**Last Day of Classes is Dec 9, 2020**

Lec # | Topic | Textbook Section | Lecture Notes |
Video |
Date |
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Introduction | 01_intro.pdf | Sept 11 | |||

Circuit Review | 02_circuit_review.pdf | ||||

Transistor Review | 03_trans_review.pdf | ||||

Transistor Review | (trans review notes) | ||||

Gain Cell | 8.3 | 04_gain_cell.pdf | Gain Cell | Sept 21 | |

Cascode Amp | 8.5 (mosfet) | 05_cascode_amp.pdf | Cascode Amplifier | ||

Multi-Stage Amps | notes | 06_multi_stage_amps.pdf | MultiStage Amps | ||

Current Mirrors | 8.2, 8.6 (mosfet), 13.2.7 | 07_current_mirrors.pdf | Current Mirrors | Sept 28 | |

Differential Amplifiers | 9.1, 9.3.1, 9.4.1, 9.5, 9.6.1 | 08_diff_amps.pdf | Diff Amps (1 of 2) | ||

Differential Amplifiers | (diff amps notes) | Diff Amps (2 of 2) | |||

Freq Response Review | 09_freq_review.pdf | Freq Review | Oct 5 | ||

Single-Time Constant Circuits | 10_single_time_constant.pdf | Single Time Constant | |||

Low Freq Response | 10.1 | 11_low_freq.pdf | Low Freq Response | ||

Mos Capacitor Model | 10.2 | 12_mos_cap_model.pdf | Mosfet Cap modelling and transistor ft |
Oct 19 | |

Miller's Theorem | 10.3.3 | 13_miller_theorem.pdf | Miller Theorem | ||

Open/Short Circuit Time-Constant Estimation |
13b_openShort_timeConstant.pdf | Open/Short Circuit Time Constant Estimation |
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High-Frequency Response | 10.4, 10.5.2, 10.6.1 | 14_high_freq.pdf | High-Frequency Response | Oct 26 | |

Intro to Feedback | 11.1, 11.2 | 15_intro_feedback.pdf | Intro to Feedback | ||

Four Types of Feedback | 16_four_type_feedback.pdf | Four types feedback method | |||

Loop-gain analysis Asymptotic Gain Formula |
(Gray/Hurst textbook) | 17_asymptotic_gain.pdf | Asymptotic Gain Formula | Nov 2 | |

Loop-gain analysis Port Impedance |
(Gray/Hurst textbook) | 18_port_impedance.pdf | Port Impedance | ||

Loop-gain analysis Examples |
(Gray/Hurst textbook) | 19_feedback_examples.pdf | Feedback Examples | ||

Stability of Feedback Circuits |
11.7 - 11.10 | 20_stability.pdf | Stability of Feedback Circuits | Nov 18 | |

Stability Compensation | 21_stabilityCompensation.pdf | Stability Compensation | |||

Loop Gain Simulation | 22_LG_simulation.pdf | Simulation of Loop Gain | Nov 23 | ||

Bipolar Transistors | 23_bipolar_transistors.pdf | Bipolar Transistors | |||

Power Amps Class A/Class B |
12.1 - 12.5 | 24_power_classA_classB.pdf | Power Amps Class A/Class B |
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Power Amps Class AB |
25_power_classAB.pdf | Power Amps Class AB |
Nov 30 | ||

Power Amps CMOS AB |
26_power_cmos_AB.pdf | Power Amps CMOS AB |

**Tutorials**

TUT01 | Mon | 1-2pm | Online | Starts Sept 21 |

The laboratory information is available here.

Your final grade will be determined by:

Final Exam | 40% | Thu Dec 17 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (upload must be done by 9:30pm) |

Term Test 1 | 22.5% | Fri Oct 16 from 3pm to 4:30pm (upload must be done by 4:30pm) |

Term Test 2 | 22.5% | Mon Nov 16 from 3pm to 4:30pm (upload must be done by 4:30pm) |

Laboratory | 15% |

Open book test and exam

The equation sheet for tests is here: equation_sheet.pdf

David Johns david.johns@utoronto.ca