Integrated Analog Circuits

This course is intended to establish a basic understanding of integrated analog circuits. After a short review of technology and devices, the course will focus on the design and analysis of integrated analog circuits. This starts with a the functionality of the MOS and bipolar transistors, followed by basic models, that describe their large and small signal behavior. Based on this knowledge, fundamental amplifier circuits will be developed, single- and multistage differential amplifiers are analyized, and the source of electronic noise will be described. Noise cancellation concepts will be introduced.

The lecture is finalized with the introduction of further applications of integrated, analog circuits, which will include switched-capacitor circuits for analog signal processing as well as data converters.


  • Devices and non-idealities
  • MOS and Bipolar transistors including signal parameters and non-idealities
  • On-chip bias generation
  • Review of basic analog circuits
  • Single-stage CMOS amplifiers
  • Enhanced CMOS amplifier concepts
  • Two-stage CMOS amplifiers with frequency compensation
  • Introduction to electronic noise
  • Switched-Capacitor Circuits
  • A/D and D/A converters


Basics for:

  • Project: Analog CMOS Circuit Design
  • Lecture: Circuit Design in Nanometer-Scaled CMOS Technologies
  • Master thesis at the Institute of Microelectronics

Media forms:

  • Worksheets, task-sheets, materials over Internet, Power Point - presentation, simulation models


  • Spicy VOLTsim
    An integrated framework of editor, simulator & 3D-visualizer of analog circuits