EE 140 HW 7
Due Tuesday 3/13/01 at 5 pm in 497 Cory

Design a two stage op-amp with the following specs:

You may use 1 ideal current source in your design to set up bias voltages.  All other elements should be FETs and capacitors.
  1. Calculate Cc and gm, Id, and Vdsat for the input pair and second stage input
  2. Calculate the corresponding W/L values for all transistors
  3. Calculate the parastic capacitances on each of the two high-impedance nodes, and estimate their effect on your performance
  4. Carefully draw your complete circuit and label each device with your hand-calculated values for gm, Id, and Vdsat (you don't need gm for the bias transistors).
  5. Use spice (.op) to find the gm, Id, and Vdsat values for all transistors at Vcm=0, 2, and -2 Volts, and label your plot accordingly.
  6. Use spice to plot the DC input/output function and gain at Vcm =0, 2, and -2 volts, with and without a 1k resistive load.  Label your plot with the gain spec, and your hand-calculated value.
  7. Use spice to plot the AC open-loop transfer function for the amplifier with a 20pF capacitive load at Vcm=0, 2, and -2 V.  Label the unity gain frequency spec, and your hand calculated unity gain value.  Label the phase margin spec, and your hand calculated value.
  8. Use spice to plot the transient response of your amplifier to a 20MHz square wave over one or two periods when it's wired up as a unity-gain buffer.  Try cutting your compensation capacitor in half and re-running the simulation.  How small can your compensation capacitor get before bad things happen?