Analog Systems Trails

Content strands of Mixed-Signals Systems – AMS

The course aims to create a project of analog electronic systems and interface with digital systems, emphasizing the steps and challenges involved in the development of analog projects, in addition to presenting notions of testing. Therefore, in order to stand out in the field, the course offers technical knowledge and practical experience with the help of modern tools.


I - Introductory Module

Introduction to Microelectronics

  • Semiconductors (characteristics of conductors, insulators and semiconductors);
  • Semiconductor devices: diodes and MOSFETs. -Electrical characterization of devices. DC and AC modeling;
  • The logic inverter and the basic amplifier (exploring a first application);
  • Combinational and sequential CMOS logic (logic gates and foundations only);
  • CMOS manufacturing process: Manufacturing stages of an integrated circuit; Manufacturing cost, yield;
  • Implementation of devices and connections in the CMOS process (layout of resistors, capacitors, inductors, MOSFETs, diodes, tracks, Padring);
  • Parasitic Effects in the CMOS Process;
  • Behavioral variability due to manufacturing;
  • Encapsulation;
  • CAD tools;
  • Technological trends.
II - Fundamental Analog Module

Design of analog systems (from specification to chip layout)

  • MOSFET structure;
  • EDA tools for analog and RF circuits;
  • Basic CMOS structures for amplifiers;
  • Single stage amplifiers;
  • Advanced Operational Amplifiers;
  • Comparing elements;
  • Noise in electronic devices;
  • Variability and Monte-Carlo simulation;
  • Switched capacitor circuits;
  • Design of passive, active and switched filters;
  • Design of voltage and current references;
  • Voltage regulators;
  • Oscillators;
  • PLL Project;
  • Fundamentals of A/D and D/A converters: quantization and sampling;
  • Analog, RF and mixed signal layout: floorplanning, positioning, routing.
III - Analog and Mixed Signal Module

AMS system design (from specification to chip layout)

  • Voltage and current references, and polarization circuits;
  • LDO linear voltage regulators and DC/DC switching converters;
  • Performance figures of merit for D/A and A/D signal converters;
  • Techniques and circuits for D/A conversion;
  • Techniques and circuits for A/D conversion;
  • A/D converters: sigma-delta and over-sampling;
  • Testing of analog and mixed signal systems;
  • Calibration/trimming.
IV - Management and Entrepreneurship Module

Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship, innovation and ecosystem;
  • New business in semiconductors;
  • Development and Laboratory Tools;
  • Knowledge Management;
  • ESG and Sustainability;
  • LGPD, Compliance and Ethics;
  • Project Management;
  • Socio-emotional skills;
  • Introduction to New Businesses;
  • Creation of the Value Proposal;
  • Prototyping and user experience (UX);
  • Market Validation;
  • Value Delivery;
  • Fund-Raising.
V - Assessment and Industry Fairs Module

Assessment and Industry Fairs

  • Practical presentation of work;
  • Fairs with industry and professionals in the field.
VI - Informe o nome para o módulo caso exista
  • Conteúdo 1;
  • Conteúdo 2;
  • Conteúdo 3;
VII - Informe o nome para o módulo caso exista
  • Conteúdo 1;
  • Conteúdo 2;
  • Conteúdo 3;
VIII - Informe o nome para o módulo caso exista
  • Conteúdo 1;
  • Conteúdo 2;
  • Conteúdo 3;
IX - Informe o nome para o módulo caso exista
  • Conteúdo 1;
  • Conteúdo 2;
  • Conteúdo 3;

Target Audience

People with experience and/or a degree in the area of microelectronics or related areas.



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