Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6357
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Comments: to GC 5/6/13 Elective; desc diff low level objs. Facy emd 5/10/13; upd Obj need rev. faculty emd 8/5/13. upd 10/11/13. emld 10/28; upd 11/22/13. GC appd. to Sys 12/10; to SNCS 12/18. needs diff # 11/24/15. Will delete 5357; 6357 being resubm Eff 1/1/16
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 3137 2013-03-21 Department College Budget Account Number Electrical Engineering EN 210600 Contact Person Phone Vijay Jain 8139744741 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title EEL 6357 Analog CMOS/VLSI Design Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) - Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Analog CMOS/VLSI Design Course Online? Percentage Online B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 10
Design of analog circuits for CMOS/VLSI design, Op amps, comparators, D to A and A to D converters, switched capacitor filters and analog simulation.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
The application areas of CMOS/VLSI Design are extensive and include communications, microsensors, bio-medical devices, power grid, and today’s digital cameras.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 3 or more times
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Ph.D. in EE.
- Other Course Information
Discuss the underlying physics for CMOS devices in submicron technologies
Develop equivalent circuits, perform analysis and simulation, and discuss
design strategies for CMOS circuits including layout designs
Discuss, feedback and stability
Discuss switched capacitor circuits, CMOS Oscillators and phase-locked loops
Study Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs)
Learn the basics of CMOS fabrication
Explore advanced applications
B. Learning Outcomes
At completion of this course, the students should be able to: 1) understand and apply CMOS device physics at submicron level to analyze and design CMOS/VLSI (a) single ended and differential amplifiers including high gain cascode and current mirror based, (b) switched capacitor circuits, (c) oscillators, (d) analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, 2) understand the operation of digital cameras and radiation detectors for future advancements, 3) perform simulations both at high level and at device level, and 4) gain basics of IC layout design.
C. Major Topics
CMOS device physics; single stage amplifiers: CS, SF, and CG; differential amplifiers; passive and active current mirrors; frequency response, feedback, stability; switched capacitor circuits; operational amplifiers; oscillators; analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters; basics of CMOS fabrication; intro to advanced topics such as digital cameras and radiation detectors. Layout designs for fabrication.
Simulations through HSPICE and/or PSPICE are included. Typical application areas are wireless communications, biomedical devices, digital CMOS cameras, and bio-sensors.
Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, by B. Razavi. ISBN 0-07-238032-2,McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2001. It may be replaced by another in the future.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
The course is supplemented from other sources, and extensive material is supplied to the students on USF BlackBoard.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Typically, one Final Exam, 50%, a mid-term exam or a term paper at the choice of the class, 40%, and simulation assignments covering several chapters of the textbook, 10%.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Homework problems, MATLAB assignments and example programs, a term paper at the option of the class, and exams as outlined in Section 11.
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
Emergency Preparedness for Academic Continuity: In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
Students with Disabilities: Students in need of academic accommodations for a disability may consult with the office of Students with Disabilities Services to arrange appropriate accommodations. Students are required to give reasonable notice prior to requesting an accommodation.”
The faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department is committed to maintaining a learning environment which promotes academic integrity and the professional obligations recognized in the IEEE Code of Ethics (http://ee.eng.usf.edu/about/codeOfEthics.htm ). Accordingly, the department adheres to a common Academic Integrity Policy in all of its courses. This policy is to be applied uniformly in a fair and unbiased manner.
University rules regarding academic integrity will be strictly enforced. It is not acceptable to copy, plagiarize or otherwise make use of the work of others in completing homework, project, laboratory report, exam or other course assignments. Likewise, it is not acceptable to knowingly facilitate the copying or plagiarizing of one’s own work by others in completing homework, project, laboratory report, exam or other course assignments. It is only acceptable to give or receive assistance from others when expressly permitted by the instructor. Unless specified otherwise, as in the case of all take-home exams, scholarly exchange regarding out-of-class assignments is encouraged. A more complete explanation of behaviors that violate academic integrity is provided at:
The minimum penalty for violation of the academic integrity policy stated in the preceding paragraph is the greater of an automatic zero on the assignment or a letter grade reduction in the overall course grade. Student(s) found in violation of the policy on an exam will receive a minimum penalty of an F in the course. All instances of policy violations will be recorded in a letter from the instructor that is kept in the student files held by the department; a copy of the letter will be forwarded to the appropriate (undergraduate or graduate) Dean's office. A second violation of the policy, irrespective of whether it was related to an exam or any other course assignment, will result in a course grade of “FF” and expulsion from the Electrical Engineering Department.
J. Program This Course Supports
Electrical Engineering Masters and Doctoral programs
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