Analog IC Design CPD Module

Start date: 10 September 2024

Duration: 9 weeks, 4-7 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays

Location: Online course

Certificate: Digital Certificate Credential (block chain verified)

Cost: Members € 950; Non-members € 1,425

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

Ken Deevy will host an online Analog IC Design CPD information session on Friday 7th June 2024, 12:30pm - 1:15pm. Please email ken@kendeevy.com to receive an invite to attend.

The Analog IC Design CPD module is designed to support the learner to develop a deep understanding of MOS devices and fundamental analog circuits. It will be delivered using a blend of online video lectures, design simulation labs, tutorials, and daily online support. Participants are required to do weekly homework design lab assignments as well as an exam in weeks 5 and 9. The module has a successful completion rate of over 90% which is high by industry standards. Successful participants will receive a registered digital credential in a certificate format which can be shared on LinkedIn and other social media platforms. It is recommended that participants allow for a time commitment of at least 8-10 hours per week which includes course attendance, study, exams, and lab assignments.
Circuit simulation software required for the lab work can be downloaded (no license required).

Learning outcomes

Develop a fundamental understanding of CMOS devices
Analyse, simulate & design CMOS analog building blocks & amplifier circuits

Evaluate analog layout structures and matching techniques
Gain intuitive know-how with weekly design lab & simulation exercises

Acquire hands-on design skills underpinned with a solid theoretical basis

Who is the course for?

The Analog IC Design CPD module is ideal for early career analog/mixed-signal design engineers who wish to achieve a more rapid skills and career trajectory. However, the module is also ideal for more experienced engineers in other roles, for example digital system design engineers, verification engineers, physical design engineers, test engineers, or engineers who simply want to acquire a deeper understanding of MOS devices & circuits.

The module is at a postgraduate level so intending applicants will ideally hold a 4-year degree in electronic engineering or related discipline. However, applicants with suitable and relevant industry experience can also be accommodated.

Schedule

The programme employs a 9-week delivery format which consists of twice weekly 3-hour live online lectures and lab tutorials over a 6-week period. In addition to the live lectures, there are a series of weekly homework lab assignments and an exam in weeks 5 and 9. In total, the program runs from 10th September to 5th November 2024.

Week 1: MOS device fundamentals
Week 2: Current control, current sources, and current mirrors
Week 3. Analysis and design of single stage and differential amplifiers
Week 4: Introduction to CMOS Opamp and frequency compensation
Week 5: Analog IC layout and component matching techniques
Week 6: Linear regulators, and Noise topics

Trainer Profile

Ken Deevy was a senior design engineer at Analog Devices and spent over 10 years involved in the design and development of a wide variety of analog mixed signal circuits, including high-resolution and high-speed data converters, precision comparators, analog signal conditioning circuits, voltage references and oscillator circuits. Ken has over 25 years of experience as a senior lecturer, educator and researcher in higher education where he introduced a number of Analog and Mixed Signal IC design courses onto undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He holds 4 patents and co-awards in the field of microelectronics. Ken holds a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering, a Master’s degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering and a Master of Higher Education degree from the University of Sheffield.

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