This course is designed for students to gain an understanding of technological development of power-management IC design. Through this course, students will learn the essentials of voltage-regulator design. Recent advances in selected topics will also be discussed.
Design, simulation and measurement methods of power management integrated circuits. Bandgap voltage references, linear regulators, low-dropout regulators and switching-mode regulators. Circuit layout design and floor planning.
By the end of the course, students should be able to
- Have an overall picture of the history, progress, and importance of power-management circuits.
- Understand the principle of operation of typical voltage regulators
- Perform circuit designs of voltage reference, linear regulator and switching-mode power converter.
- Understand the design tradeoffs of the specifications.