Start date: 16 October 2023
Duration: 4-7 pm Mondays and Thursdays for 6 weeks
Location: Online course
Certificate: Digital Certificate Credential (block chain verified)
Cost: Members € 950; Non-members € 1,425
Course code: N/A
A new condensed 6 week format will be delivered in 2023 which consists of a twice weekly 3-hour live online lecture in weeks 1, 2, 4 and 5 with a twice weekly 1-hour lab tutorial in weeks 3 and 6. The program runs from 16th Oct to 23rd Nov 2023.
The Analog IC Design CPD module will 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 mini-tests in weeks 1, 2, 4 and 5 and lab assignments in weeks 3 and 6. 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, mini-tests, and lab assignments.
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.
Consists of a twice weekly 3-hour live online lecture in weeks 1, 2, 4 and 5 with a 2-hour lab tutorial in weeks 3 and 6. Participants are required to do mini-tests in weeks 1, 2, 4 and 5 and lab assignments in weeks 3 and 6 (New condensed 6 week delivery format in 2023).
Week 1: MOS device fundamentals and building block circuits
Week 2: Analysis and design of single stage and differential amplifiers and OTA
Week 3: Lab tutorials and graded lab assignments
Week 4: Analysis and design of the operational amplifier circuit
Week 5: Noise analysis, analog IC layout, component matching techniques
Week 6: Lab tutorials and graded lab assignments
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.