Course detail

Analog Integrated Circuits

FEKT-MPA-AIOAcad. year: 2021/2022

Basic calculations of transistor equation
The principle of technological, lithographic and thermal concurrence
The principle of current mirrors with bipolar and MOS transistors
The principle of active load
The principle of the elementary current comparator
The calculation of earnings levels with active load
The principle of differential transistor stage
Calculation of the differential transconductance bipolar transistor level
The calculation of earnings differential bipolar transistor stage with resistive load
The differential transistor stage with active load
OTA transconductance stage

The principle of power supply IPTAT - "American" concept
Elementary Bandgap voltage source
General-stage operational amplifier
Single stage amplifier with high gain
Two-stage operational amplifier with emitter follower
Buffer with unity gain
General output stage Rail-to-Rail
The principle of frequency compensation
Millerovská frequency compensation, calculation of AC transmission operational amplifier
Principle Bandgap reference
Bandgap reference by P. Brokawa with active load

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to:
- describe and explain the transistor equation for the two basic types of transistors,
- to design, simulate and evaluate the results of a basic analog integrated circuits (current mirror, reference, simple OTA, output stage)
- to design, simulate and evaluate the results of complex analog integrated circuit especially Rail-to-Rail operational amplifiers, and more.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested, especially with regard to the principles of analog circuits.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lecture and computer and numerical excercises.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

- a maximum of 30 points for two tests during the semester,
- a maximum of 70 points for the final exam, which consists of a written part and oral exam.

Course curriculum

1. Transistor equations for bipolar transistors
2. ASIC Matching
3. Current mirror, current source
4. Active load
5. Bipolar differential transistor pair
6. IPTAT current source
7. Operational amplifier
8. Bandgap reference
9. Equation for the MOS transistors
10. MOS differential transistor pair

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the subject is to make thoroughly students familiar with the state of art and perspectives of bipolar analogue integrated circuits and to prepare them for the design-oriented subject Design of analoque integrated circuits CMOS - MPA-NAI.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Computer exercises are mandatory. Properly excused absence from seminars can be replaced by appointment with the teacher.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Sedra,A., Smith, K.: Microelectronic Circuits - 8th edition, Oxford Univ. Press, 2019, ISBN: 978-0190853464 (EN)
Holberg, D., R., Allen, P., E.: CMOS Analog Circuit Design, 3rd edition, 2013, ISBN: 978-0198097389 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-MEL Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme MPAD-MEL Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer