Advanced Topics in Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits
This course will provide a detailed discussion to the various types of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, e.g. data conversion and RF communication ICs, which are the key components in electronic systems. The performance characterization of data converters and RF circuits will be presented, and various types of data converters (including analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog) and RF building block (low-noise amplifier and mixer) will be discussed. The students are expected to complete several design and simulation projects with the implementation of the whole data converters and RF building blocks and the projects are expected to lead to chip fabrications for experimental verification.