Homework 1 - Due 10th February
This homework covers the basics of transistor operation - regions of inversion, saturation, triode etc. It will introduce you to some features of the simulator.
Homework 2 - Due 13th February
This homework introduces you to AC simulation and commonly adopted design techniques. It is aimed at developing some intuition into circuit design, specifically IC design methodologies
Homework 3 - Due 8th March
This homework introduces you to another method of analysing feedback networks and also aims to help you understand how various bias points are set in an opamp circuit.
Project - Due 3rd May
I will hold TA office hours from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM on mondays and 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM on tuesdays (before the class, for the benefit of commuters). The venue is the VLSI lab (12th floor of Mudd). Please do not come towards the end of the session.
Submit your NDA forms before the class on 27th January so that you can start your homeworks immediately. VLSI lab accounts are activated only after the receipt of the forms. The form is available here http://www.mosis.org/Customer/Forms/mep_nda_student.html. More information about the tools are available here on Prof. Kinget's website.
All homeworks are due before the class in the week following the day it was issued.
All the homeworks must be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to the e-mail ID: email@example.com . Do not send it to my e-mail ID. Put "6312 Homework number" in the subject of the e-mail. If you don't want to type, write it and scan it.
All graphs must be properly annotated with legends, axis labels etc., and proper units must be used for all numbers reported.
Read the Notes section of each homework before you start working on it