EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 13: Cascode Stage and Current Mirrors
Why cascode topology ?
cascode topology as a current source
cascode topology as an amplifier
frequency response of a cascode amplifier
Current mirrors for IC biasing
basic MOS current

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 14: Differential Amplifiers
Why differential amplifiers?
advantages of using differential topology in ICs
single-ended and differential signals
Differential pair
large-signal and small-signal analysis
differential ha

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 9: Design of Single-Stage Amplifiers
CB and CG Configurations
Common-base (CB) topology
characteristics of CB amplifier
CB stage with RS and RB
Common-gate (CG) topology
characteristics of CG amplifier
impedance tra

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 7: Single-Stage Amplifiers-Biasing
General considerations
input/output impedance
different amplifier topologies
DC and small-signal analysis
Different biasing configurations
simple biasing
resistive divider
self-bias
curre

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 10: CC and CD Configurations
Common-collector topology (emitter follower)
why emitter (source) follower?
characteristics of emitter follower
Common-drain topology (source follower)
characteristics of source follower

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 2: Semiconductor Materials
What is semiconductor? Why silicon?
Free electrons in silicon
doping in semiconductors
donors vs. acceptors
carrier concentration in Si
Transport of carriers
drift current
diffusion current
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EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 8: Single-Stage Amplifiers
CE and CS Configurations
Common-emitter topology
load-line of CE amplifier
emitter degeneration
input/output impedance with emitter degeneration
Common-source topology
similarities between

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 7: Single-Stage Amplifiers-Biasing
General considerations
input/output impedance
different amplifier topologies
DC and small-signal analysis
Different biasing configurations
simple biasing
resistive divider
self-bi

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 6: MOS Transistors
Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect
Transistors (MOSFETs)
transistor structure
I-V characteristics
equivalent circuit model of MOSFET
1/35
General Considerations
The idea of MOSFET was conceived in th

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 4: Diode Models and Circuit
Input/output characteristics (transfer function)
Large-signal model vs. small-signal model
operating point
small-signal assumption and model
Applications of diodes
rectifiers
limiters
1/2

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 4: Diode Models and Circuit
Input/output characteristics (transfer function)
Large-signal model vs. small-signal model
operating point
small-signal assumption and model
Applications of diodes
rectifiers
limiters
1/2

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 5: Bipolar Junction Transistors
Bipolar junction transistors (BJTs)
transistor structure
I-V characteristics
equivalent circuit model of BJT
1/34
General Considerations
The bipolar transistor (BJT) was first invented in 19

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 6: MOS Transistors
Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect
Transistors (MOSFETs)
transistor structure
I-V characteristics
equivalent circuit model of MOSFET
1/35
Structure of MOS Transistor
The MOS transistor consists

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 2: Semiconductor Materials
What is semiconductor? Why silicon?
Free electrons in silicon
doping in semiconductors
donors vs. acceptors
carrier concentration in Si
Transport of carriers
drift current
diffusion curre

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 4: Diode Models and Circuit
Input/output characteristics (transfer function)
Large-signal model vs. small-signal model
operating point
small-signal assumption and model
Applications of diodes
rectifiers
limiters
1/24
Input

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 14: Differential Amplifiers
Why differential amplifiers?
advantages of using differential topology in ICs
single-ended and differential signals
Differential pair
large-signal and small-signal analysis
differential half cir

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 12: Frequency Response for
Different Circuit Topologies
Frequency response of amplifiers
frequency response of CS (CE) stage
open-circuit time constants technique
Frequency response of CG (CB) stage
Frequency response

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 12: Frequency Response for
Different Circuit Topologies
Frequency response of amplifiers
frequency response of CS (CE) stage
open-circuit time constants technique
Frequency response of CG (CB) stage
Frequency response of s

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 8: Single-Stage Amplifiers
CE and CS Configurations
Common-emitter topology
load-line of CE amplifier
emitter degeneration
input/output impedance with emitter degeneration
Common-source topology
similarities between CE and

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 13: Cascode Stage and Current Mirrors
Why cascode topology ?
cascode topology as a current source
cascode topology as an amplifier
frequency response of a cascode amplifier
Current mirrors for IC biasing
basic MOS cu

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 1: Introduction to Electronic systems
Examples of electronic systems
cellular phone and digital camera
Analog versus digital
Considerations of amplifier design
Basic circuit theorems
KVL and KCL
Thevenin and Norton

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 10: CC and CD Configurations
Common-collector topology (emitter follower)
why emitter (source) follower?
characteristics of emitter follower
Common-drain topology (source follower)
characteristics of source follower
bias c

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 11: Frequency Response:
Fundamental Concepts
General considerations
transfer function and frequency response
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High frequency model of transistors
origins of parasitic capacitanc

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 1: Introduction to Electronic systems
Examples of electronic systems
cellular phone and digital camera
Analog versus digital
Considerations of amplifier design
Basic circuit theorems
KVL and KCL
Thevenin and Norton theorem

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 11: Frequency Response:
Fundamental Concepts
General considerations
transfer function and frequency response
Bode plot and Bodes rules
Millers Theorem
High frequency model of transistors
origins of parasitic capacita

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 10: CC and CD Configurations
Common-collector topology (emitter follower)
why emitter (source) follower?
characteristics of emitter follower
Common-drain topology (source follower)
characteristics of source follower

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 9: Design of Single-Stage Amplifiers
CB and CG Configurations
Common-base (CB) topology
characteristics of CB amplifier
CB stage with RS and RB
Common-gate (CG) topology
characteristics of CG amplifier
impedance transforma

EE 2255 Microelectronics
Lecture 5: Bipolar Junction Transistors
Bipolar junction transistors (BJTs)
transistor structure
I-V characteristics
equivalent circuit model of BJT
1/34
General Considerations
The bipolar transistor (BJT) was first invented