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CMOS Analog Circuit Design

Third Edition

Phillip E. Allen and Douglas R. Holberg

Publication Date - August 2011

ISBN: 9780199765072

784 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

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Respected authors Phil Allen and Doug Holberg bring you the third edition of their popular textbook, CMOS Analog Circuit Design. Working from the forefront of CMOS technology, Phil and Doug have combined their expertise as engineers and academics to present a cutting-edge and effective overview of the principles and techniques for designing circuits. Their two main goals are:

* to mix the academic and practical viewpoints in a treatment that is neither superficial nor overly detailed
* to teach analog integrated circuit design with a hierarchically organized approach

Most of the circuits, techniques, and principles presented in CMOS Analog Circuit Design come directly from the authors' industrial experience, making the book a valuable resource for both practicing engineers and students taking courses in analog electronics or CMOS analog design.

The trademark approach of Phil and Doug's textbook is its design recipes, which take readers step-by-step through the creation of real circuits, explaining and demystifying complex design problems. The book provides detailed coverage of often-neglected areas and deliberately leaves out bipolar analog circuits, since CMOS is the dominant technology for analog integrated circuit design. Appropriate for advanced undergraduates and graduate students with background knowledge in basic electronics--including biasing, modeling, circuit, analysis, and frequency response--CMOS Analog Circuit Design, Third Edition, presents a complete picture of design (including modeling, simulation, and testing) and enables readers to undertake the design of an analog circuit that can be implemented by CMOS technology.

New to this Edition

  • An updated Chapter 2 that reflects the latest technology on twin-well shallow-trench-isolation CMOS
  • Expanded coverage of such topics as frequency response, feedback, distortion, noise, bootstrapped voltage references, and photosensitivity
  • A new appendix on layout techniques

About the Author(s)

Phillip E. Allen is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Douglas R. Holberg is a Technical Consultant.

Previous Publication Date(s)

August 2011
February 2002
January 1987


"The greatest strength of the book is that it provides a clear learning path-from device, technology, and modeling, to building blocks, subcircuits, and applications."--Yun Chiu, University of Texas, Dallas

"Best CMOS analog IC book."--Dong S. Ha, Virginia Tech

"The coverage on SPICE simulations and layout issues is a welcome addition and makes the book unique from others."--Eun Sok Kim, University of Southern California

"This is a great analog integrated circuit design book that includes coverage of the basic concepts of analog integrated circuits and characteristics. This thoroughly updated revision features new materials on technology, detail design issues such as noise and distortion. It is certainly unique and different from other books." --Yong-Bin Kim, Northeastern University

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background

    1.1 Analog Integrated Circuit Design
    1.2 Notation, Symbology and Terminology
    1.3 Analog Signal Processing
    1.4 Example of Analog VLSI Mixed-Signal Circuit Design

    Chapter 2 - CMOS Technology

    2.1 Basic MOS Semiconductor Fabrication Processes
    2.2 The PN Junction
    2.3 The MOS Transistor
    2.4 Passive Components
    2.5 Other Considerations of CMOS Technology

    Chapter 3 - CMOS Device Modeling

    3.1 Simple MOS Large-Signal Model (SPICE LEVEL 1)
    3.2 Other MOS Large-Signal Model Parameters
    3.3 Small-Signal Model for the MOS Transistor
    3.4 Computer Simulation Models
    3.5 Subthreshold MOS Model
    3.6 SPICE Simulation of MOS Circuits

    Chapter 4 - Analog CMOS Subcircuits

    4.1 MOS Switch
    4.2 MOS Diode/Active Resistor
    4.3 Current Sinks and Sources
    4.4 Current Mirrors
    4.5 Current and Voltage References
    4.6 Bandgap Reference

    Chapter 5 - CMOS Single Stage Amplifiers

    5.1 Inverters
    5.2 Differential Amplifiers
    5.3 Cascode Amplifiers
    5.4* Current Amplifiers
    5.5* Output Amplifiers/Buffers

    Chapter 6 - Simple Operational Amplifiers*

    6.1 Design of CMOS Op Amps
    6.2 Compensation of Op Amp
    6.3 Design of Two-Stage Op Amps
    6.4 Power-Supply Rejection Ratio of Two-Stage Op Amps
    6.5 Cascode Op Amps
    6.6 Simulation and Measurement of Op Amps
    6.7 Macromodels for Op Amps

    Chapter 7 - Complex Operational Amplifiers*

    7.1 Buffered Op Amps
    7.2 High-Speed/Frequency Op Amps
    7.3 Differential-Output Op Amps
    7.4 Micropower Op Amps
    7.5 Low Noise Op Amps
    7.6 Low Voltage Op Amps

    Chapter 8 - Comparators

    8.1 Characterization of a Comparator
    8.2 Two-Stage, Open-Loop Comparator Design
    8.3 Other Open-Loop Comparators
    8.4 Improving the Performance of Open-Loop Comparators
    8.5 Discrete-Time Comparators
    8.6 High-Speed Comparators

    Chapter 9 - Digital-Analog and Analog-Digital Converters

    9.1 Introduction and Characterization of Digital-Analog Converters
    9.2 Current, Voltage and Charge Scaling Digital-Analog Converters
    9.3 Extending the Resolution of Parallel Digital-Analog Converters
    9.4 Serial Digital-Analog Converters
    9.5 Introduction and Characterization of Analog-Digital Converters
    9.6 Serial Analog-Digital Converters
    9.7 Medium Speed Analog-Digital Converters
    9.8 High Speed Analog-Digital Converters
    9.9 Oversampling Converters

    Appendix A Circuit Analysis for Analog Circuit Design
    Appendix B Integrated Circuit Layout
    Appendix C CMOS Device Characterization
    Appendix D Time and Frequency Domain Relationship for Second-Order Systems
    Appendix E Switched Capacitor Circuits

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