EE4109 2022-2023

Welcome to the course web site of the MSc course: Structured Electronics Design.

The course and this web site are developed and maintained by the instructors Chris Verhoeven and Anton Montagne

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Next lecture:

  • Date: 12-01-2023

  • Time: 13:45 - 15:30

  • Location: EWI - Pi

Educational method

At the beginning of the course, the application specification of an active antenna twill be presented.

During the course the design of this active antenna will be discussed step-by-step.

Motivation of the design steps, their underlying theory and application to other designs will be elucidated.

Structure of the lectures

Every odd lecture, a design aspect will be studied and homework will be given in which the presented material is applied to the design of the active antenna.

Every even Lecture, the homework will be discussed.

The course will be concluded with an oral or written exam about the design process of negative feedback amplifiers in CMOS technology.


Students need to prepare the lecture as follows:

  • Study the sections in the book associated with the lecture

  • Study the presentations of the lecture

  • Watch the videos of the lecture

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

  1. This course is a follow-up course of the BSc course EE3C11. Students that have not succesfully finished this course should follow the homologation program.

  2. You should be able to work with LTspice and SLiCAP and Python. Please study the SLiCAP tutorial my First RC Network.

Course material

  1. The course book can be downloaded for free: Structured Electronics Design - 3rd edition

  2. SLiCAP and LTspice source files of this book

  3. A PYTHON-based symbolic SPICE simulator for deriving and solving design equations for electronic circuits. Course participants require a laptop with SLiCAP installed. See SLiCAP for installation instructions.

  4. LTspice can be downloaded and installed from here.