The objective of the subject is to inform students about potential of electronic circuit simulations. The course is based on concrete applications. Themes of the first part of the lectures are put to a test on basic circuits. Specific circuit applications follow with a detailed explanation and a simulation in exercises afterwards. Selected circuits will be checked by laboratory measurements.
Basic knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits and their analysis.
The course aims to introduce students to the possibilities of electronic circuit simulation and practical measurement of their parameters in laboratory exercises.
Credit is obtained by processing semestral tasks (simulation and measurement). The overall rating is based on the score during the semester and the oral examination.
1. Analysis of electronic circuits, programs for analysis, types of analyses. Modeling semiconductor devices, criteria for accuracy assessment. Model of semiconductor diode, DC and transient parts of the model, diode noise model with three basic types of noise.
2. Bipolar junction transistor model (fundamental parameters, modified Gummel-Poon model, characterization of quasi-saturation, modeling delay of microwave transistors).
3. MOSFET models (semiempirical model, fundamental features and properties of BSIM and EKV models, method of modeling LDMOS structures).
4. JFET and MESFET/pHEMT models, modeling frequency dispersion of parameters of microwave transistors. Modeling frequency dispersion on transmission lines.
5. Fundamentals of macromodeling. Basic features of methods for solving systems of nonlinear algebraic-differential equations, i.e. determining operating points and transients.
6. Semisymbolic analysis, calculation of poles and zeros. Quasi-linear analysis, design of mixers.
7. Sensitivity analyses in frequency and time domains, using the sensitivity analysis for optimization.
8. Real operational amplifier, parameters, modeling, possibilities of parameter measurements. 9. Selected nonlinear applications with operational amplifier, principles, properties, simulation problems.
10. Feedback structures, possibilities of semisymbolic analysis, usage of mathematical programs.
11. Linear regulators, used circuits, properties.
12. Oscillators, the conditions of oscillation, amplitude control, derivation, simulation capabilities.
13. Power amplifiers, classes, fundamental circuitry, parameter classification and measurement, digital amplifiers.
14. Fundamental circuits with switched capacitors - simulation possibilities by means of classical methods.
1. Simulator structure (graphical editor, core simulator, working with netlist, graphical postprocessor).
2. Circuit simulation, types of DC analysis.
3. Circuit simulation, frequency and noise analyses.
4. Circuit simulation, transient and Fourier analysis.
5. Other types of analyses that are specialized to radio engineering.
6. Controlling accuracy and reliability (convergence) by means of algorithm parameters.
7. Simulations with macromodels of integrated circuits, especially of operational amplifiers.
8. Laboratory exercise - measurement of the operational amplifier parameters.
9. Laboratory exercise - measurement of the operational rectifier parameters.
10. Semisymbolic analysis of feedback structures.
11. Laboratory exercise - measurement of the feedback regulator parameters.
12. Transient and spectral analysis of oscillator - calculation of distortion.
13. Laboratory exercise - measurement of digital power amplifier parameters.
14. Basic simulation of periodic switched linear circuits, credits.
1. Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith: Microelectronic Circuits 7th edition, Oxford University Press, 2015, ISBN-13: 978-0199339136.
2. J. Dostal: Operational Amplifiers, Second Edition (EDN Series for Design Engineers) 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1993, ISBN-13: 978-0750693172.
3. G. Roberts, A. Sedra: SPICE (The Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering) 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, 1997, ISBN-13: 978-0471609261.
4. T.A. Fjedly, T. Ytterdal, M. Shur, Introduction to Device Modeling and Circuit Simulation, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1998.
5. A. I. Pressman, K. Billings, T. Morey: Switching Power Supply Design, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill Companies, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0071482721