Analog CMOS Integrated Circuit Design: Research and Undergraduate Teaching


Journal Article

We describe the use of software, developed as part of a research program in analog CMOS integrated circuit design, in an undergraduate course on analog VLSI design. This approach includes some unusual uses of readily available, inexpensive, and easy to use programs available on microcomputers, such as the Macintosh or IBM PC-clone. Although initially intended to help with the design of CMOS operational amplifiers, the method is very general and other possible applications are described. The flexibility of these programs also allows them to be used with other CAD software, including circuit simulators and programs for schematic entry and layout. The tools allow undergraduate students to complete analog CMOS integrated circuit designs using advanced CAD techniques but without being overwhelmed or losing touch with the underlying circuit design principles. Details of the programs and their use are presented together with the resulting analog IC designs fabricated using NSF's MOSIS (MOS Implementation Service). © 1989 IEEE

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, MJS; Jorgenson, R; Mattos, DW; Halverson, R; Portmann, C; Chung, JK; Tschang, P; Anagnostopoulos, C; Rao, R; Valdenaire, P; Ching, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 210 - 217

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9638

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-9359

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/13.34152

Citation Source

  • Scopus