course: Design of Analogue BiCMOS Circuits

teaching methods:
lecture with integrated lab excercises
overhead transparencies, computer based presentation, black board and chalk
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Oehm
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Oehm (ETIT)
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Wednesday the 28.10.2020
  • lecture Wednesdays: from 10:15 to 11.45 o'clock in Online
  • lab exercise Wednesdays: from 12:15 to 13.45 o'clock in Online


Die Angaben zu den Prüfungsmodalitäten (im WiSe 2020/2021 | SoSe 2021) erfolgen vorbehaltlich der aktuellen Situation. Notwendige Änderungen aufgrund universitärer Vorgaben werden zeitnah bekanntgegeben.

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Form of exam:oral
Registration for exam:FlexNow


In order to do an integrated circuit design in a BiCMOS technology detailed knowledge on the conditions in such a technology is required. To convey this aim within the lecture, the relationships between geometric topologies and related electrical connection-behavior of integrated structures are depicted. The lecture accompanying interactive CAD computer exercises provide the possibility to the students to comprehend the previously introduced characteristics of the integrated structures directly.


Depth knowledge of the following points will be covered:

  • the BiCMOS semiconductor manufacturing process -- process flows and generated topologies;
  • the mathematical structure of behavioral descriptions in SPICE simulators for
    • passive components,
    • diodes and bipolar transistors,
    • MOS-transistors;
  • the central model parameters and modeling stages for integrated structures;
  • the meaning and purpose of design rules;
  • the conceptual relationships between layout topologies and circuit design;
  • the need and the circuitry implementation of ESD protection structures;
  • integration oriented/capable configurations for analog and digital basic circuitry;
  • the statistical regularities/laws within the monolithic integration;
  • the simulation of analog/digital circuits with CAD methods in particular using SPICE;
  • simulating the effects of manufacturing tolerances on the characteristics of analog/digital circuits;
  • the characteristic behavior of simple basic circuitry, including any statistical production tolerances;
  • the design and optimization of analog basic circuits, not least among yield points.



recommended knowledge

  • basic knowledge of electrical engineering and mathematics;
  • content of the following lectures
    • Electronics 1 - Devices,
    • Electronics 2 - Circuits.



presentation slides:



  1. Ca­ther­man, Ryan , Chal­le­ner, David, Saf­ford, David, Van­Doorn, Leen­dert, Yoder, Kent "A Prac­tical Guide to Trusted Com­pu­ting", IBM Press, 2007
  2. Baker, R. Jacob "CMOS -- CIRCUIT DESIGN, LAYOUT, AND SIMULATION", I.E.E.E.Press, 2005
  3. Razavi, Behzad "Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits", Mcgraw Hill Higher Education, 2001
  4. Goser, Karl "Großintegrationstechnik, Teil 1: Vom Transistor zur Grundschaltung", Hüthig, 1990
  5. Goser, Karl "Großintegrationstechnik, Teil 2: Von der Grundschaltung zum VLSI System", Hüthig, 1991
  6. Gamm, Eberhard, Schenk, Christoph, Tietze, Ulrich "Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik", Springer Verlag, 2016
  7. Saint, Christopher, Saint, Judy "IC Layout Basics -- A PRACTIAL GUIDE", McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004
  8. Saint, Christopher, Saint, Judy "IC Mask Design -- ESSENTIAL LAYOUT TECHNIQUES", McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002
  9. Heimsch, Wolfgang, Klar, Heinrich "Integrierte Digitale Schaltungen MOS/BICMOS", Springer, 1996
  10. Eshragian, Karman, Eshragian, Kamran, Weste, Neil H. E. "Principles of CMOS VLSI Design: A Systems Perspective", Addison Wesley Longman Publishing Co, 1993


The software used in the CAD exercises is made available to the participating students for private use. This is free software, which has been put together for training purposes in a suitable form.