Analog Design Techniques, Kofi Makinwa

Start date: 20 September 2023

Duration: 8 x 1.5 hour classes,14:00 to 17:30, on 20, 22, 27 & 29 Sep

Location: Online course

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Members €350 pp; Non-members €525

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This course provides 8 x 1.5 hour lectures (2 per day with 30 mins break between them) across 4 days, 20, 22, 27 & 29 Sep, delivered by Prof. Kofi Makinwa on analog topics in his areas of expertise.
It is similar to a previous course given by Prof. Makinwa in 2020: 8 x 1.5 hour classes

Learning outcomes

  • Latest Analog IC Design techniques

Who is the course for?

Experienced analog IC designers, who wish to deepen their knowledge and learn from a  world class expert on these topics.


2 x 1.5 hour lectures per day on Thursdays and Fridays for 2 weeks:

A) Sources of offset/drift, trimming methods
B) Chopping and auto-zeroing (non-idealities, case studies)
C) Design of low-offset amps (ping-pong, stabilization, hybrid techniques)
D) Instrumentation amps (CFIA, CCIA)
E) Dynamic element matching (non-idealities, case studies)
F) SAR and Sigma-Delta basics
G) Efficient (Noise-shaping) SAR ADCs
H) Efficient Sigma-Delta ADCs (0-N MASH, zoom ADC, FIR-DAC, negative-R technique)

Trainer Profile

Prof. Kofi Makinwa holds degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (B.Sc., M.Sc.), Philips International Institute, Eindhoven (M.E.E.), and Delft University of Technology, Delft (Ph.D.). Since 1999 Prof. Makinwa is an Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Engineering and Head of the Microelectronics Department at Delft University of Technology. His research interests include the design of mixed-signal circuits, sensor interfaces and smart sensors. This has led to 20+ books, 300+ technical papers, and 30+ patents.
Prof. Makinwa has extensive experience lecturing at TU Delft and giving post-graduate training courses via the MEAD Education service on Analog Design topics in his areas of expertise: precision analog circuits, low-offset amplifiers, ADCs, voltage and frequency references, sensor interface circuits and smart sensors.
Prof. Makinwa was the Analog Subcom chair of ISSCC, and has served on the program committees of several other IEEE conferences. He was a distinguished lecturer of the Solid-State Circuits Society and an elected member of its Adcom. He is currently on the program committees of the Advances in Analog Circuit Design (AACD) workshop and the IEEE Sensor Interfaces Meeting (SIM). Dr. Makinwa is the co-recipient of 18 best paper awards, from the JSSC, ISSCC and VLSI symposium, among others. At the 70th anniversary of ISSCC, he was recognized for being its top contributor. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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