Analog and Mixed-Signal Electronics

Module Number: EI70510

Duration: 1 Semester

Occurence: Winter Semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 5


Professor in charge: Ralf Brederlow

Amount of work

Contact hours: 90

Self-study hours: 60


Description of achievement and assessment methods

During a written examination without aids students have to proof by answering questions, analysing given circuits and calculate specific parameters of the circuits that they understood how mixed-signal circuits work.

Exam type: written

Exam duration (min.): 90 Minutes

Possibility of retaking: In the next semester: Yes; at the end of the semester: No

Homework: No

Lecture: No

Conversation: No

Written paper: No

Recommended requirements

Basis lectures on circuits design and on signal representation


Fundamentals of discrete time signal processing;

switched-capacitor circuits and design methodology;

Nyquist-rate D/A- and A/D-conversion: basic function principles, quantization noise, resolution and precision; dynamic characteristics;

basic Nyquist-rate D/A- and A/D-converter architectures, principles and examples of calibration and error correction;

oversampling conversion: principles of oversampling and noise shaping; architectures of modulators including single loop, cascaded, time continuous and bandpass modulators; decimation filtering; system architectures for oversampling A/D and D/A converters

Teaching and learning methods

  • Learning method: In addition to the individual methods of the students consolitdated knowledge is aspired by repeated lessons in exercises and tutorials. Students shall work on the problems on their own before the solutions are exlained and discussed in the exerises lecture. Additional problems are provided for self-study
  • Teaching method: During the lectures students are instructed in a teacher-centered style. The exercises are held in a student-centered way.

Media formats

The following kinds of media are used:

  • Presentations
  • Lecture notes
  • Exercises with solutions as download


The following literature is recommended:

  • Johns Martin: Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • Razavi: Principles of Data Conversion System Design
  • Allen Holberg: CMOS Analog Circuit Design
  • Baker, Li, Boyce: CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, Simulation
  • Gregorian, Temes: Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing
  • Oppenheim: Zeitdiskrete Signalverarbeitung
  • Norsworthy, Schreier, Temes: Delta-Sigma Data Converters
  • Schreier, Temes: Understanding Delta Sigma Data Converters