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1 High Speed Mixed Signal and Communication IC design Prof. Mark Rodwell web: mixed_signal.htm Level: both Graduate and Senior-level Undergraduate Transistor and passive component models. High frequency broadband amplifier design. High speed digital IC design at the transistor level. Circuit noise, signal/noise rations, digital communication receiver sensitivity. Latched comparator design. Fiber optic and microwave digital transceivers. Overview of ADCs, DACs, DDS. Topics: Review: Transistor models, characteristics, figures of merit transmission-lines, terminations, reflections High speed broadband amplifier design: Transfer functions, time constants methods gain bandwidth limits tuning networks for gain peaking / broadbanding Darlington and ft-doubler gain stages transimpedance-transconductance ("Cherry Hooper") stages
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Unformatted text preview: gain control High speed digital IC design at the transistor level ECL and CML gate designs, DC design circuit structures for and / or / xor / latches … large-signal delay analysis, design for high speed transmission line interconnects, signal distribution power-delay relationships Amplifier noise / sensitivity review of probability, random variables, physics of random processes noise models of transistors and passive elements input referred noise voltage, noise current, noise power, noise temperature… signal/noise ratio relationships in analog and digital communications Fiber optic transceivers transmitter and receiver architectures circuit blocks: front-end, linear channel, AGC loop, timing recovery design at the circuit and system level. sensitivity analysis at the level of Smith and Personik Brief overview of ADC and DAC concepts and architectures....
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