iSLI, Institute for System Level Integration, and Professor Phillip Allen, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, regarded as one of the foremost international authorities on analog circuit design together have developed a “Masterclass via Distance Learning” course on CMOS Analog Circuit Design.
Professor Allen has been delivering his world-renowned five-day course in CMOS/BiCMOS Analog Design at iSLI for several years. Now, a new online distance learning version is available reaching an even wider audience, involving the conversion of Professor Allen’s high-quality classroom teaching materials into a new, web-friendly format.
This online course has been designed for a wide audience with a background in electronics including:
- Electronic design companies with their own in-house training programmes
- Project and line managers who wish to gain detailed knowledge of the Analog design process
- Design engineers seeking to increase their understanding of the key principles, concepts and techniques of Analog CMOS design.
This online analog course has been developed because understanding how to accomplish the design of analog integrated circuits is a crucial step in designing successful circuits. The tendency to use the computer for design of analog circuits is very risky, especially for those who are not experienced.
This course presents an in-depth examination of the elements of design and the influence and interaction with technology. It is focused on helping to understand how circuits work and how the performance of these circuits can be modified to achieve certain results.
The course consists of 40 lectures which totals 38 hours broadcast time that deal with various segments from:
- High performance circuits
- D/A and A/D Converters
Most segments are followed by a multiple choice quiz giving students real time feedback in regard to mastery of the topics. Access to the course is gained via the internet and MOODLE (VLE) interface, an online education environment providing virtual classrooms.
Using MOODLE, students work independently, at their own pace following course material provided via the internet allowing them to conveniently accommodate their skill-development needs around employment and personal commitments eliminating the need for travel.
Course material is modular and access is granted for one year starting from the day of registration.
Professor Phillip Allen holds the Schlumberger Chair in Microelectronics at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. Professor Allen has worked and consulted with many companies, including Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, General Motors (Delco), Pacific Missile Range, Texas Instruments and Lockhead Research Laboratory.
Professor Phillip Allen has carried out research and taught in several universities, including the University of California and Texas A&M University. He is also the author of several major textbooks.
Rob Walkington, Dialog Semiconductor K.K, Japan. “The iSLI CMOS Analog Circuit
Design online course stands out particularly in the area of operational amplifiers. The course approach is uniquely effective in describing a structured method to satisfy the many diverse requirements of a design specification. Also covered are many shorthand calculation techniques which allow a designer to rapidly analyse a design without recourse to simulation. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to any designer wishing to strengthen their analog skill set.”
This online course is available via three models:
- Single user access
- Group access (corporate licenses only)
- Fixed Term/Open Access (corporate licenses only)
- Single user access—£950 + UK sales tax per person
- 5 Mentor Graphics Passbook tokens per person can be used for single user access.
- Discounts are available for group access and fixed term / open access
- NMI members are entitled to a 15% discount
Please contact iSLI for further information - [email protected]