ESD - An Analog Design Viewpoint
What you'll learn
- Understand ESD concepts and ESD protection
- Apply ESD protection to analog/mixed signal ICs
- Understand the co-design of analog/mixed signal circuits and ESD protection
- A quick review of IC design and semiconductor components would be helpful.
The objective of this course is to understand how to efficiently and accurately apply ESD protection from an analog/mixed signal IC designers viewpoint. The approach will be to understand ESD protection cells, understand ESD influence on circuit components, apply a co-design approach to combining ESD protection with analog/mixed signal circuits, understand the physical aspects of ICs on ESD, and to avoid common mistakes in ESD protection.
The terminology used in this course is that found in analog and mixed-signal IC design practice. An understanding of integrated circuit components; transistors, resistors, capacitors, etc., is assumed.
The course consist of 16 lectures with a quiz following each lecture. The course will take approximately 10 hours to complete including the quizzes.
This course should be taken by analog and/or mixed signal designers who want to be able to efficiently and effectively provide ESD protection for their designs.
If the student has completed the course and is interested in a copy of the notes, they can be downloaded from Dropbox. To get the link, contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who this course is for:
- Students will learn how to protect their analog and mixed signal IC designs from ESD stress. The course is best suited for analog and mixed signal IC designers. It would not be suitable for students without an understanding of circuit design and semiconductor components.
Phillip Allen received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas in 1970. He retired from the School of Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology as Professor Emeritus in 2005.
He has worked for the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Pacific Missile Range, Texas Instruments and consulted with numerous companies. He has taught at the University of Nevada at Reno, University of Kansas, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Texas A&M University.
His technical interest include analog integrated circuit and systems design with focus on implementing low voltage and high frequency circuits and systems in standard CMOS technology. He has conducted research in frequency synthesizers, RF, IF, and baseband filters compatible with standard IC technology.
He has over 60 refereed publications in the area of analog circuits and has coauthored Theory and Design of Active Filters (1980), Switched Capacitor Filters (1984), CMOS Analog Circuit Design (1987), and VLSI Design Techniques for Analog and Digital Circuits (1990).
He is presently active in teaching short courses on analog IC design to professionals worldwide. Also, over the past few years, he has developed proprietary courses for specific semiconductor companies to help their analog designers more effectively and efficiently utilize their particular technologies.