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CMOS Analog Circuit Design

2011 Edition, August 5, 2011

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  • Revision: 2011 Edition, August 5, 2011
  • Published Date: August 5, 2011
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Page Count: 774
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The objective of the third edition of this book continues to be to teach the design of CMOS analog circuits. The teaching of design reaches far beyond giving examples of circuits and showing analysis methods. It includes knowing the necessary fundamentals and background and applying them in a hierarchical manner that the novice can understand. Probably of most importance is to teach the concepts of designing analog integrated circuits in the context of CMOS technology. These concepts enable the reader to understand the operation of an analog CMOS circuit and to know how to change its performance. In today's computer- oriented thinking, it is crucial to maintain personal control of a design, to know what to expect, and to discern when simulation results may be misleading. As integrated circuits become more complex, it is crucial to know "how the circuit works." Simulating a circuit without the understanding of how it works can lead to disastrous results.

How does the reader acquire the knowledge of how a circuit works? The answer to this question has been the driving motivation of this text beginning with the first edition. There are several important steps in this process. The first is to learn to analyze the circuit. This analysis should produce simple results that can be understood and reapplied in different circumstances. The second is to view analog integrated-circuit design from a hierarchical viewpoint. This means that the designer is able to visualize how subcircuits are used to form circuits, how simple circuits are used to build complex circuits, and so forth. The third step is to set forth procedures that will help the new designer come up with working designs. This has resulted in the inclusion of many "design recipes," which became popular with the first and second editions and have been enlarged in the third edition. It is important that the designer realize that there are simply three outputs of the electrical design of CMOS analog circuits. They are (1) a schematic of the circuit, (2) dc currents, and (3) W/L ratios and component values. Most design flows or "recipes" can be organized around this viewpoint very easily.