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Analog Electronic Circuit


This is a basic analog electronics course. The most important objective for electronic circuits is to build an amplifier. This course will develop the principles behind the design of an amplifier. You should be able to design an operational-amplifier independently well before the end of the course. The course will use MOS devices exclusively. Other analog circuit building blocks such as voltage regulators and power amplifiers will also be discussed.

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Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee.




PREREQUISITES: Should know basic circuit analysis

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Texas Instruments, Cypress Semiconductors, Sandisk Technology, Western Digital, STMicroelectronics, Qualcomm, Freescale Semiconductors, Cadence, Synopsys


Shouri Chatterjee received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 2000, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2006, he was a design engineer in the wireless division at Silicon Laboratories Inc., Somerset, NJ. Since November 2006 he has been with the faculty of the department of Electrical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. Currently he is the NXP/Philips chair professor at IIT Delhi.


Week 1  :  Non-linear circuit analysis, diodes, load line concepts, introduction to the MOSFET
Week 2  :   DC operating point, biasing the MOSFET, small signal model of the MOSFET, small signal analysis
Week 3  : Thevenin and Norton models, common source, common gate, common drain Circuits
Week 4  :  Source degenerated common source amplifier, cascode and cascaded circuits
Week 5  :  Current sources and current mirrors, biasing with current sources, constant gm circuits
Week 6  :  Differential amplifiers, common mode and differential mode gains, CMRR, structure of a complete amplifier
Week 7  :  Folded cascode differential amplifier, self-biased active-load differential Amplifier
Week 8  :  Feedback: examples of feedback amplifiers, current and voltage sensing, current and voltage feedback; op-amps and op-amp circuits
Week 9  :  High frequency model of the MOSFET, revision of common-gate, common- source, common-drain circuits; poles and zeros in the transfer function
Week 10  :  Poles and zeros of cascode amplifier, Miller theorem, phase margin, unity gain bandwidth, compensation of the cascaded amplifier
Week 11  :  Voltage regulators, LDOs, stability of regulators, power supply rejection,bandwidth
Week 12  :  Power amplifiers, audio power amplifier, class-A/class-AB/class-B/class-C; push-pull class-AB power amplifier


Fundamentals of Microelectronics by Behzad Razhavi, Wiley 2013

  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exam: October 28, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams: Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm.
  • Exam for this Course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at http://nptel.ac.in/noc/