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EE 4050 - Low-Noise Analog System Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
In this course students are given background in noise mechanisms and models as applicable to analog electronics. Topics covered included fundamental noise mechanisms, amplifier noise model, noise in feedback amplifiers, noise in BJTs and FETs, and low-noise design methodologies for amplifiers and power supplies. The noise model in SPICE is introduced and used for various designs. Different examples of low noise designs are extensively discussed and simulated. (prereq: EE 3111  or EE 3102 , EE 3101  or EE 3112 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of noise mechanisms and models as applicable to analog electronic circuits
  • Develop the skills necessary to use a computer to analyze and design low-noise circuits
  • Analyze noise performance of resistor circuits
  • Analyze noise performance of BJT and FET circuits
  • Analyze noise performance of amplifiers and power supplies
  • Design low-noise amplifiers and power supplies

Prerequisites by Topic
  • BJT DC and AC analysis, FET DC and AC analysis, SPICE simulation of analog electronic circuits

Course Topics
  • Introduction, noise mechanisms, origin of noise (3 classes)
  • Resistor noise model (2 classes)
  • Basic circuit noise analysis (4 classes)
  • Noise simulation using SPICE (3 classes)
  • BJT noise models and applications (3 classes)
  • FET noise models and applications (3 classes)
  • Amplifier noise models and applications (3 classes)
  • Low-noise amplifier design (4 classes)
  • Low-noise power supply design (3 classes)
  • Noise measurements (2 classes)

Coordinator
Joerg Mossbrucker



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