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B. Murmann Page 1 of 3 STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Department of Electrical Engineering EE315A: VLSI Signal Conditioning Circuits
TIME: Class: Tue & Thu, 11:00-12:15 pm, Packard 101
Review Session: Mon, 2:15-3:05pm, Skilling 191 INSTRUCTOR:
Office hours: Boris Murmann
See course website (under “course staff”) TAs:
Office Hours: Ross Walker, Andy Chen
See course website ADMIN:
Office: Ann Guerra
CIS 207 GRADING: Homework
Final Exam REFERENCE
BOARD: 30% (lowest HW score will be dropped)
40% Schauman & Van Valkenburg, Design of Analog Filters, Oxford
University Press, 2001.
Gray, Hurst, Lewis and Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog
Integrated Circuits, 5th Edition, Wiley, 2008.
Please use the bulletin board at http://ccnet.stanford.edu/ee315a/ for
group discussions or to post questions. You will need to log in by
clicking on the “students” link. The teaching staff will not support
the ee315a newsgroup (su.class.ee315a). PREREQUISITES EE214
It is assumed you have prior exposure to analog circuit design and
device modeling as covered in EE214. The course also requires
familiarity with HSpice or a similar tool; prior exposure to
MATLAB is a plus, but not absolutely necessary. In addition, you
should be familiar with basic signals and systems theory (Laplaceand z-transform). Last modified 4/19/2009 4:11 PM EE315A Spring 2009
B. Murmann Page 2 of 3 COURSE CALENDAR (Tentative)
Date Lecture Tue 03/31 1: Introduction Thu 04/02 2: Continuous time filters Tue 04/07 3: Continuous time filters Thu 04/09 4: Continuous time filters Tue 04/14 5: Continuous time filters Thu 04/16 6: Continuous time filters Tue 04/21 7: Continuous time filters Thu 04/23 8: Switched capacitor filters Thu 04/23 9: Switched capacitor filters
PRE-TAPING, 4:15-5:30, Skilling 191 Tue 04/28 NO CLASS Thu 04/30 NO CLASS Mon 05/04 10: OTA design
MAKE-UP SESSION, 11:00-12:15, Skilling 193 Tue 05/05 11: OTA design Thu 05/06 12: OTA design Tue 05/12 13: OTA design Thu 05/14 14: OTA design Tue 05/19 15: Dynamic offset cancellation techniques Thu 05/21 16: Sensor interface examples Mon 05/25 Memorial Day Tue 05/26 17: Sensor interface examples Thu 05/28 18: Layout techniques Tue 06/02 19: Layout techniques Mon 06/08 Assignments HW1 out HW1 due, HW2 out HW2 due, HW3 out HW3 due, HW4 out HW4 due, HW5 out HW5 due, Project out Project due
Final Exam, 7:00-10:00 pm Last modified 4/19/2009 4:11 PM EE315A Spring 2009
B. Murmann Page 3 of 3 FAQ
I am an SCPD student. When/how should I submit my homework?
FAX (650-736-1266 or 650-725-4138) or email ([email protected])
your assignment to SCPD by the specified due date and time.
May we work on the project in groups?
Yes, you are encouraged to work on the project in groups of two. Each group will submit
one write-up. In case you can't find a partner, it is OK to work alone. It is NOT
acceptable to work in groups of three.
Which program will we use for circuit simulation?
We will use Cadence Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Analog Design Environment, and
SpectreRF as our main tools. Simulation examples and setup information will be covered
in the first review session and homework1. You may use other tools “at your own risk.”
Do I have to be a Matlab wizard to make it through this class?
No, we'll be using only a fairly basic subset of the Matlab functionality. Even though
prior exposure to Matlab will help, you should also be able to pick up the skills you need
during the course. In case you haven't worked with Matlab at all, we recommend that you
work through the tutorial at:
I cannot attend your scheduled office hours. Are you available at other times?
Feel free to email me to set up a meeting on an as-needed basis.
I am an SCPD student, and I must get a grade of B or higher, otherwise I have to pay.
Can you guarantee that I won’t have to pay?
No, of course not. You earn your grade; we don’t randomly generate it. But, this is a
~B+-centered course, as are most 300-level graduate courses here. To minimize the
likelihood of having to pay, stay current on the homeworks and, especially, allot plenty of
time to do a good job on the midterm project. Many SCPD students find themselves in
trouble time-wise, because of customer visits, unexpected tape-out problems, etc., at their
place of employment. My advice is to expect the unexpected, and budget enough extra
time for EE315A.
I need to take the final exam at other than the scheduled time. May I?
Such arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis, and we cannot guarantee flexibility
in this matter. The most common acceptable reason is a demonstrable scheduling conflict
with another course (which would imply that you are taking two courses that are
scheduled at the same time). Please alert us as soon as possible. Last modified 4/19/2009 4:11 PM ...
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