Microelectronics: Devices To Circuits

By Prof. S. Dasgupta   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 4174
This course is intended for the core courses in Electronics Circuits taught to undergraduates in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The objective of this course is to develop the ability to analyse and design electronic circuits both analog and digital, discrete and integrated. The course starts with the basics of the device most seldom encountered in mixed designs and then go on to do circuit analysis in the later parts. INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any Interested Learners
PREREQUISITES: First course on linear circuit analysis, A basic course on Semiconductor Devices and Digital Electronics. A course on Computer Organization will be also helpful (though not strictly required) INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Cadence; Synopsys; ST Microelectronics; NXP Semiconductors; Semiconductor Complex Limited, Chandigarh; Design House in general
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 17 Nov 2019 IST
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate

Course layout

Week 1:
  • Bipolar Junction Transistor; Physical Structure and Modes of operation,
  • Operation in Active Mode, circuit symbols and conventions,
  • BJT as an Amplifier, small circuit model,
  • BJT as a switch and Ebers Moll Model,
  • Simple BJT inverter and Second Order Effects.
Week 2:
  • MOS Transistor Basic,
  • MOS Parasitic & SPICE Model;
  • CMOS Inverter Basics-I
Week 3:
  • CMOS Inverter Basics(contd)
  • Power Analysis
  • SPICE Simulation-I
Week 4:
  • Biasing of MOS Amplifier and its behavior as an analog switch,
  • CMOS CS/CG/SF Amplifier Configuration,
  • Internal cap models and high frequency modelling,
  • JFET, structure and operation.
Week 5:
  • Multistage and Differential Amplifier,
  • Small Signal Operation and Differential Amplifier,
  • MOS Differential Amplier,
  • BiCMOS Amplifier with Active Load,
  • Multistage Amplifier with SPICE Simulation
Week 6:
  • s-domain analysis, transfer function, poles and zeros,
  • High Frequency Response of CS and CE Amplifier,
  • Frequency Response of CC and SF Configuration,
  • Frequency Response of the Differential Amplifier,
  • Cascode Connection and its Operation
Week 7:
  • General Feedback structure and properties of negative feedback,
  • Basic Feedback Topologies,
  • Design of Feedback Amplifier for all configuration,
  • Stability and Amplifier poles,
  • Bode Plots and Frequency Compensation
Week 8:
  • Ideal Operational Amplifier and its terminals,
  • Inverting and Non- Inverting Configuration,
  • As an integrator and Differentiator,
  • Introduction to Analog Computer,
  • Large Signal Operation of Op-Amp and Second order offsets.
Week 9:
  • Butterworth and Chebyshev Filters,
  • First and Second Order Filter Functions,
  • Switched Capacitor based filters,
  • Single-Amplifier Biquadratic Filters,
  • Second Order LCR Resonator.
Week 10: Combinational Logic Design Week 11: Sequential Logic Design Week 12: Clock Strategies for Sequential Design, Concept of Memory & its Designing-I

Books and references

1. Rabaey, Chandrakasan and Nikolic,Digital Integrated Circuit A DesignPerspective, PHI Latest Edition 2. Weste and Eshraghian, Principles of CMOS VLSI Design Addison Wesley, Latest Edition 3. B.G.Streetman and S. Banerjee, Solid State Electronic Devices, Prentice Hall. 4. Sedra and Smith, Microlectronics Circuits, Oxford University Press, 1998.

Instructor bio

Prof. S.Dasgupta is presently working as an Associate Professor, in Microelectronics and VLSI Group of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He received his PhD degree in Electronics Engineering from Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (currently IIT-BHU), Varanasi in 2000. During his PhD work, he carried out research in the area of effects of ionizing radiation on MOSFET. Subsequently, he was member of faculty of Department of Electronics Engg.,at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (currently IIT-Dhanbad). In 2006, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He is currently the Chairman, Faculty Search Committee of the Department. He has authored/co-authored more than 200 research papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences.

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 17th November 2019 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • 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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • 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 Roorkee It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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