Analog Integrated Circuit Design

This academic certificate is offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. After completing this certificate, students will have a solid understanding of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit analysis, design, simulation, and layout for baseband and radio frequency applications; advanced biasing techniques; voltage references; operational amplifiers; frequency compensation techniques; comparators; mixed-signal systems such as phase-locked loops and delay locked loops; data converters including analog-to-digital converters and digital-to-analog converters; high-speed electronic switching, timing, and pulse-shaping techniques; filters, and signal and power integrity for high speed electronic systems.

Certificate Coordinator: Suat Ay, Ph.D.

All students must contact the certificate coordinator to discuss background qualifications prior to starting the certificate. The certificate coordinator is a faculty member who will advise you before you declare for the certificate and while you are taking courses. 

Course Selection

This academic certificate consists of 12 credits selected from the courses listed below and approved by the certificate coordinator.

Required Courses (9 credits)
ECE 515
Analog Integrated Circuit Design
ECE 517
Mixed Signal IC Design
ECE 565
Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication
Electives (3 credits)
ECE 410
Microelectronics II
ECE 430 Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits  3
ECE 445 Introduction to VLSI Design
ECE 460
Semiconductor Devices
ECE 513
Radio-Frequency IC Design
ECE 518
Introduction to Electronic Packaging
ECE 562
Semiconductor Theory

Refer to the University of Idaho General Catalog for course descriptions and prerequisite requirements. View a list of the EO-delivered courses that are currently being offered.