Course detail

Analog Integrated Circuits Design

FEKT-BPA-NAOAcad. year: 2023/2024

Basic classification of integrated circuits. Integrated circuit (IC) design, design methodology and requirements for analog integrated circuits. Basic operating modes of MOS transistors, MOS transistor models. Design and simulation of basic IC blocks (current mirrors, reference circuits, output stages, amplifiers, OTA). Procedures and rules for the design of analog ICs layout. Computer exercices focused on simulation and design of analog functional blocks. Use of professional design system OrCAD PSICE for complex design of analog IC.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The student is supposed to have basic knowledge about electronic components (especially transistors, resistors and capacitors) and further knowledge of the principles of basic analog circuits (transistor amplifiers, operational amplifiers, feedback, etc.).

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

- a maximum of 30 points for protocols of computer exercises,
- a maximum of 10 points for mid-term test,
- a maximum of 60 points for the final exam, which consists of a written part (45 points) and oral exam (15 points).
Computer exercises are mandatory. Properly excused absence from seminars can be replaced by appointment with the teacher.


Aim of this course is make students familiar with manufacture proces of the integrated circuits, circuit design and layout of the basic blocs.
The student is able to:
- describe the basic steps in the design process of integrated circuit,
- describe the basic structure of the chip or transistor respectively,
- to design and verify the basic building blocks of analog integrated circuits (current mirror, reference, transistor amplifier, power amplifier),
- to design and verify basic parameters of the structure of the operational amplifier and OTA.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Baker, J.R.:"CMOS circuit design, layout and simulation", IEEE Press a Wiley Interscience, ISBN 0-471-70055-X, 2005 (EN)
Razavi:"Design of analog integrated circuits", McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-238032-2, 2001 (EN)
ALLEN, P., E., HOLBERG, D., R. CMOS analog circuit design, second edition.Oxford University Press, New York 2002, ISBN 0-19-511644-5 (EN)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPA-ELE Bachelor's

    specialization BPA-ECT , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Classification of integrated circuit. Aspects of design of analog integrated circuits. Used technologies (bipolar, CMOS, BiCMOS)-their performance and comparison.
Design and simulation of basic analog integrated building blocks (current mirrors and references, amplifiers).
Methodology and design rules for layout of analog integrated circuits.
Novel circuit principles - SC and SI, current- and mixed-mode circuits.

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Computer exercices focused on simulation and design of analog functional blocks. Using of professional design system OrCAD PSPICE for complex design of analog IC.
Basic characteristics of MOS transistors.
Reference circuits.
Current mirrors, active load.
Differential amplifiers with passive and active load.
A simple operational transconductance amplifier.
Two-stage operational amplifier.