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An ideal companion for students following a first course in integrated CMOS design.

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- An ideal companion for students following a first course in integrated CMOS design.
- An ideal introduction to circuit simulation for new students in electrical or electronics engineering.
- Organized as a series of tutorials on specific subjects.
- Includes end-of-chapter problems.
- Covers introduction to LTspice for first-year students in electrical and electronics engineering - Tutorials 1 and 2.
- Includes both the classic Shichman-Hodges analytic transistor models and modern BSIM transistor models for circuit simulation - Tutorial 3.
- Deals with the basic CMOS gain stages both using analytical models and using simulation - Tutorial 4.
- Includes an example of the design of a two-stage opamp using a combination of analytical methods and simulation - Tutorial 5.
- Covers simulation of CMOS circuits in process corners and over temperature variations - Tutorial 6.
- Includes several hints and pitfalls specific to LTspice at the end of every tutorial.
- Appendix for the beginner with overviews of components and simulation commands.
- Appendix for the CMOS designer with examples of BSIM CMOS models for use with LTspice.
- Click here to download the exercise book.

Click here to download BSIM CMOS models for use with LTspice.

- Preface
- Getting Started

- Tutorial 1 – Resistive Circuits
- Example 1.1: A resistor circuit.
- Example 1.2: A transconductance amplifier.
- Example 1.3: A current amplifier.
- Example 1.4: Debugging a schematic.
- References
- Problems

- Tutorial 2 – Circuits with Capacitors and Inductors
- Example 2.1: An RC network.
- Example 2.2: A half-wave rectifier with a smoothing filter.
- Example 2.3: An amplifier with a capacitive feedback network.
- Example 2.4: An ideal inductor.
- Example 2.5: Revisiting the capacitor charging and discharging.
- Example 2.6: Determining capacitances and resistances in RC networks.
- Example 2.7: A switch-mode dc to dc converter.
- References
- Problems

- Tutorial 3 – MOS Transistors
- Example 3.1: Different MOS transistor symbols and models in LTspice.
- Example 3.2: Advanced transistor models.
- Example 3.3: MOS transistor input characteristics.
- Example 3.4: MOS transistor output characteristics.
- Example 3.5: Deriving transistor parameters from input and output characteristics.
- Example 3.6: Simulating small-signal parameters using ‘.dc’ simulations and ‘.measure’ directives.
- Example 3.7: Simulating small-signal parameters using the ‘.tf’ simulation.
- Example 3.8: Simulating small-signal transistor capacitances using the ‘.ac’ simulation.
- References
- Problems

- Tutorial 4 – Basic Gain Stages
- Example 4.1: The common-source amplifier (inverting amplifier).
- Example 4.2: The common-drain amplifier (source follower).
- Example 4.3: The common-gate amplifier.
- Example 4.4: The differential pair.
- References
- Problems

- Tutorial 5 – Hierarchical Design
- Example 5.1: A two-stage operational amplifier.
- Example 5.2: Designing the two-stage opamp for an inverting feedback amplifier.
- Example 5.3: Generic filter blocks.
- Example 5.4: A mixed analog/digital circuit.
- References
- Problems

- Tutorial 6 – Process and Parameter Variations
- Example 6.1: Model files for corner simulations.
- Example 6.2: An inverter.
- Example 6.3: A test bench for the two-stage opamp.
- Example 6.4: Monte Carlo simulation.
- References
- Problems

- Tutorial 7 – Importing and Exporting Files
- Example 7.1: Importing a netlist file describing a current conveyor.
- Example 7.2: Creating a subcircuit from a netlist.
- Example 7.3: Importing a FinFET transistor model from a netlist file and model files.
- Example 7.4: Exporting a netlist.
- Example 7.5: Exporting other files.
- References
- Problems

- Moving On
- Appendix A – A beginner’s guide to components and simulation commands in LTspice
- 1. Component selection.
- 2. Overview of basic simulation commands.

- Appendix B – BSIM transistor models for use in LTspice
- Models for 0.35 μm CMOS.
- Models for 0.18 μm CMOS.
- Models for 45 nm CMOS.

- Index