Analog Design

About the track


It’s one of the most popular EAMTA’s courses. In this track the students acquire basic notions of integrated circuit design at the logic level, following the objective of designing a two-stage operational amplifier.

Track goal

The objective of this course is to provide basic theoretical and practical tools for the design of analog circuits on integrated circuits (chips). The design techniques discussed in the course provide a basis for the design of amplifiers on CMOS processes. Laboratory practices will emphasize high speed operational amplifiers.

Minimum content

Review of MOS structure and circuit modeling: Physics of the metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) junction transistor. MOS I/V curve. Second order effects. MOS model: parasitic capacitors, small-signal model, physical device design. Long channel versus short channel. Single stage amplifiers: Common drain, common source and common gate configurations. Cascode stage. Differential amplifiers: Topologies. Common mode response. Differential torque with resistive load and active load. Current mirrors and active loads: Passive current mirror and cascode. Small signal analysis.


Dr. Ing. Benjamín Reyes (UNC-CONICET)

Dr. Ing. Benjamín Reyes (UNC-CONICET) received the title of Electronic Engineer of the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN-FRC) in 2008; and his PhD. in Engineering of the Universidad Nacional del Sur in 2015.

As an Engineer and until 2009 he is dedicated to the layout of integrated circuits in ClariPhy Argentina S.A. Specializing in the design of layouts of high-speed analog circuits.

In 2009 he obtained a doctoral scholarship from the National Agency and in 2012 from CONICET for the development of his thesis on “Analog-Digital High-Speed ​​Converters for Communication Systems” and in 2015 obtained the title of PhD in Engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur.

In 2011 he started a microelectronics and analog design group at Fundacion Fulgor (Cordoba), which is actively training postgraduate students. Currently around six students are doing their PhD and MSc thesis in the group and other ten students already did their final engineering projects.

In 2016 he did an internship at Clariphy Inc. (California – EEUU) and in 2017 he became analog designer leader of Inphi Argentina. His contributions are in the design of high-speed and high efficient analog-to-digital converters (ADC) with applications in digital communications.

Since 2012 until present, he has actively participated in the organization of the Argentine School of Micro-Nanocelectronics, Technology and Applications (EAMTA) and its associated CAMTA conference, whose objective is to promote the microelectronics field between undergraduate and graduate students of the country and the region.


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