ENGI 4136: Analog Integrated Circuits - Fall 2016


Course Outline


Class Notes

Spice Tutorial

Reference Books

  1. Richard R. Spencer and Mohammed S. Ghausi, ``Introduction to Electronic Circuit Design,'' Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN 0-201-36183-3.
  2. A. Sedra and K. Smith, ``Microelectronic Circuits,'' Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-514251-9 (also newer editions)
  3. J. Michael Jacob, ``Analog Integrated Circuit Applications,'' Prentice Hall, 2000, ISBN 0-13-080909-8.
  4. S. Soclof, ``Design and Applications of Analog Integrated Circuits,'' Prentice Hall, 1991.
  5. P. R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. H. Lewis and R. G. Meyer, ``Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits,'' Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001. (fifth edition can also be used)

Obtaining an Spice-like simulator

One of the objectives of this course is to familiarize students with Spice syntax. For this reason, the recommended spice simulator for assignments/projects is Ngspice. The program is free and source code is freely available. This program is installed in the AT 4019 computer lab.

If you are running a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint), install the ngspice package. Please make sure to visit the Ngspice web site for documentation and updates. If you run Windows, there is a windows executable that can be downloaded from the Ngspice page. Go to the downloads section, click on the stable release and download ngspice-24_120130.zip (or whatever is the stable release at the time). For Windows users, LTspice can also be used. This program is free of charge and has no circuit size limitations, but its source code is not freely available. This is also installed in AT 4019.

Useful Links


Other free circuit simulators

Links to Semiconductor/Component Sites

The following sites contain or link to data sheets and spice models:

Analog Design / Other