EE114 Autumn 08/09
R. Dutton, B. Murmann
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HOMEWORK #4
(Due: Friday, October 24, 2008, noon PT)
1.
Consider the cascode circuit (CSCG) on slide 24 of lecture 10. For simplicity in this problem
assume
λ
=0 and ignore backgate effect in your calculations.
a)
Calculate the quiescent point voltage at the source of MNC (V
X
), assume V
O
=V
B
=2.5V
and IB is such that both the devices are in saturation.
b)
Compute all intrinsic and extrinsic device capacitances of MN1 and MNC. For the
calculation of junction capacitances, use your result from part (a) and assume
V
O
=V
B
=2.5V. (Use the parameters values(like AS, PB, Cov, Ldiff etc) from HW#3 for
extrinsic capacitor calculations)
c)
Compute the 3dB bandwidth of this circuit using a ZVTC analysis. How closely does
your answer match the simulation result on slide 25? State the percent error.
d)
Compare the symbolic expression for the time constant associated with C
gd
of MN1 in
this circuit with the expression on slide 10 of lecture 9. Explain qualitatively why the
cascode helps improve the 3dB bandwidth in this circuit.
2.
In this problem, we will investigate an interesting case in which the benefit of cascoding is
dependent upon operating frequency. In the cascoded common source stage shown in Figure
1 all devices are biased in the saturation region. You may neglect backgate effect, but you
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 Gate, Input impedance, Inductor, Voltage source, Norton's theorem, Electronics terms

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