Lab CMOS A/D Converter Design
Designing critical parts of an A/D converter using circuit simulation software
Module Number: EI78060
Duration: 1 Semester
Ocurrence: Winter Semester
Number of ECTS: 6
Professor in charge: Ralf Brederlow
Amount of work
Contact hours: 75
Self-study hours: 105
Description of achievement and assessment methods
The module is examined in form of a lab performance with the following components:
• The performance of the circuits designed during the lab according to the given specification is evaluated.
• The design, its performance and presentation is presented in a 10 minutes talk (5 mins. each group member).
• The students will write a documentation of their design and its performance. This group report (10 - 15 pages).
Solid-State and Semiconductor Device Physics, Analog and Mixed-Signal Electronics, CMOS Analog-to-Digital Converters
Upon successful completion of the lab the students are able to design and verify transistor level integrated mixed-signal circuits and small systems according to a given specification. They are able to start the design with a system-level implementation and then realize the circuit blocks at transistor level. Some blocks will be designed from scratch, some will be reused from other existing designs, with an appropriate selection. Both at system level and at transistor level, specific circuit design software will be used.
Using the circuit designed and the knowledge from the prior basic lab (reference or power supply), a simple A/D or D/A converter architecture will be build and verified for circuit functionality and performance with non-idealities.
Working instructions and computer + software (Matlab, Cadence Design environment) will be provided.