ECE Course Outline

ECE6445

Power IC Design (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 4430 or ECE 4330
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Analysis and design of linear dc-dc regulators and switched-inductor dc-dc supplies with CMOS and BiCMOS integrated circuits (ICs).
Textbook(s)
G.A. Rincon-Mora, Power IC Design: Top Down Approach, 2016. ISBN 9781312146174 (required)

Topical Outline
Powering microsystems

Review of analog electronics
  Two-port models
  Microelectronic devices
  Frequency response
  Negative feedback
  Simulations

Switched-inductor supplies
  Switched inductor
  Output ripple
  Power losses
  Frequency response
  Feedback control

Switched-inductor circuits
  Circuit primitives
  Building blocks
  System functions
  [Hysteretic bucks]

Linear power supplies
  Generalities
  Feedback stability
  Power-supply rejection
  IC design

Linear power systems
  Variations
  Noise suppressors
  [Circuit protection]
  [Characterization]