
Professor: Jennifer Hasler
Class time: TBD
Description:
This course presents linear
and nonlinear dynamical systems theory from the perspective of analog circuit
analysis and design. Topics that will be covered include equilibrium point
analysis, perturbation theory and bifurcation analysis, as they pertain to
such circuit issues as stability, distortion and hysteresis. The theoretical
presentation of each topic will be reinforced with weekly experiments on a
field programmable analog array (FPAA), which is a reconfigurable analog
circuit test bed. The course culminates in a project in which students
exploit dynamical systems theory in the design of a circuit of moderate
complexity, such as automatic gain control, a silicon neuron, or a
lowdistortion filter.
Prerequisites: First course in transistor circuits
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Course Syllabus: pdf
