CE536: Analog Circuits Lab (taught together with CE666-PGS)
Fall semester 2018-19


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You can find the intro talk here.

There will be an introductory lecture/lab on Friday 28/9 according to the program (room Β2).

Welcome to the web page of the "Analog Circuits Lab.". This page will be constantly updated with information and material related to the course.

Subject Overview

  • Diode charasteristics. Bipolar and MOS transistor characteristics.
  • Single transistor amplifiers and buffers. Voltage and current gain.
  • Input and output resistance. Saturation and harmonic distortion.
  • Two-stage amplifiers. Current mirrors. Differential amplifiers.
  • Frequency response of amplifiers.
  • Instructor

    Fotis Plessas, fplessas at inf dot uth dot gr
    Office Ε5, PGS building, 10 Iasonos Str, 5th floor
    Office Hours: by appointment

    Teaching Assistants

    Ioannis Zographopoulos, zografop at inf dot uth dot gr


  • A. Sedra and K. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 6th edition, Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • P. R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. H. Lewis, and R. G. Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th ed., Wiley, 2001.
  • B. Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 2001.
  • P. Horowitz and W. Hill, The Art of Electronics, 2nd ed., Cambridge University, 1989.
  • R. A. Pease, Troubleshooting Analog Circuits, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991.
  • Linear Applications Handbook, National Semiconductor, 1994.
  • Prerequisites

    There are no pre-requisites. Typically, what is needed is ability to handle the lab equipment (oscilloscope, generator), ability to build circuits on breadboard and also to run circuit simulation using ADS.

    Lab Material

  • Download the lab exercises
  • 2N2222 datasheet download
  • LM741 datasheet download
  • CD4007 datasheet download
  • CD4007 nMOS & pMOS transistors spice models download
  • Download from here και here solutions to the lab exercises
  • Rules and Grading

    Only one absence per student is allowed. If you miss a lab you will be given a grade of zero. To get the grade changed you have to attend a makeup lab.
    There is a pass/fail exam on eary October.
    Score analysis: ADS (oral)-30%, Electronics Lab (oral)-30%, Electronics Lab (final exam)-20%, ADS (final exam)-20%.
    ADS oral score (30%) is arising from the overall performance/behavior of the student during the semester (15%) and by the proper preparation, right execution of the lab exercises (15%).
    Final exams (20%+20%) is individual and includes the demonstration of the materialized project followed by questions and answers. The result of the materialization should be functional to get a grade >=5.0.

    Sample Projects

  • Reverb
  • Oscillators
  • PLL
  • Amplifiers
  • Colpitts Oscillator