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Last approved: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:30 GMT

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ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
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Advanced Integrated Circuit Design: Data Converters
Data Converters
College of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering (14ECE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ECE792Fall 201718
ECE792Fall 20169
ECE792Fall 201524
ECE792Fall201324
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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David Ricketts
Associate Professor
assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoBased on historical numbers.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Prerequisite: ECE 511
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course is a graduate level course in Analog-to-digital converters. Students will learn the fundamentals of sampling and the translation of signals form the digital to analog and analog to digital domains. Students will learn the basic circuits unique to data converters and how they impact design. Students will learn to a design digital-to-analog converter as well as 3 ADCs: Pipeline, Sigma-Delta and Successive-approximation. After completion of this course you will have the background to successfully design an ADC and DAC.

Moving from special topics to regular course.


No

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This course will introduce students to the analysis and design of digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters. Through analytical analysis and simulation they will learn the theory, operation and practical constraints to realize a complete data converter.


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Calculate the frequency domain spectrum of time sampled signals.

  2. Determine the spectral and noise properties of data converters.

  3. Analyze filters in the Z- and S-domain.

  4. Design a swicted capacitor filter according to Z- and S- domain requirements.

  5. Design and simulate Verilog A system components.

  6. Design and analyze a digital-to-analog converter using Verilog A and transistor level circuits.

  7. Design and analyze a analog-to-digital converter using Verilog A and transistor level circuits.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes20Short quizzes will be given each week based on online lectures. Students may take quizzes multiple times (3) and are open book.
Multiple exams25Two exams will be completed using Moodle.
Lab assignments30Students will conduct weekly design problems with instructors.
Project25Students design a complete ADC specified by the instructor.
See topical outline in syllabus.

mlnosbis 3/23/2018: There appears to be good demand for this course, and the content does not appear to overlap with any other courses so a consultation is not required.
1) Syllabus course description states this is an introductory course, but the CIM description does not state "introductory." Please confirm in both locations.
DSR: Removed introductory from syllabus (it was from a previous revision)
2) Syllabus should include price of textbook.
DSR: No textbook is required, only a recommended reference (the syllabus states that the book is not required). Modified syllabus "This book may be a helpful reference, and is optional. There is no required textbook for the course."
3) Prerequisites are not listed in the CIM form. Add P: ECE 511 to the grad prerequisites field in CIM if that course is a prerequisite.
DSR: Added.

cohen (3/23/2018):
1. This course cannot be taken as S/U graded. Please indicate that on the syllabus.
DSR: Updated syllabus to reflect.
2. Bullets two and three under Late Assignments in the syllabus seem contradictory. I would suggest adding a clause at the end of bullet 2, something along the lines of: unless the unforeseen event is one approved by the university for consideration. That would then naturally flow to the third bullet.
DSR: Added the suggested language to the syllabus. Thank you.
3. I'm also struggling with the last bullet under Late Assignments concerning religious holidays. Depending upon a student's workload, he or she may not be able to complete assignments early. I would encourage the instructor to re-examine that policy.
DSR: Removed statement about religious holidays as they should be covered under university policies.
4. Add to the syllabus the statement on PRRs found on the Graduate Course Syllabus Checklist (#14). See https://grad.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/grad-syllabus-checklist.pdf
DSR: Added
5. Under Course Structure on the syllabus, there is a small typo. (Change on to of.)
DSR: Corrected
6. Will this require new "faculty" resources or will the course just replace the special topics course that is currently being taught as part of the instructor's teaching load?
DSR: This course will replace the special topics course. No new faculty resources.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 4/9/2018:
- A minor suggestion: in the catalog description, I would recommend changing the "you" to "students". DONE
- Don't use IC in the title but to spell out " Intergrated Circuit “ ( I am assuming that this is what IC stands for). DONE
dricket (Mon, 02 Apr 2018 19:30:26 GMT): DSR: I have responded to the comments inline for clarity.
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