EE 140 HW 8
Due Tuesday 3/20/01 at 5 pm in 497 Cory

1) Consider a PMOS-input 2-stage opamp similar to the one shown in figure 5.2 in J&M.
For this exercise:

  1. Calculate the desired bias currents flowing in Q1 through Q7
  2. Calculate the gm, ro, and gain of the first and second stage.
  3. Choose Rb such that the supply-independent bias network (Q10-15) provides the appropriate bias voltage to Q5 and Q6.
  4. Design a much simpler bias network to replace Q10-15 - use only a resistor and a diode-connected PMOS transistor.
  5. For both the supply-independent bias network, and your simpler bias network, calculate the change in currents, Vdsats, gm, ro, and gain that would result from the supply changing from +-5 to +-2.5 as the batteries die.
  6. Use SPICE to verify your hand calculations for bias currents, Vdsats, gm, ro, and gain calculations.  Make a table with your calcs, and SPICE's calcs.  The table should have 9 columns:
    1. Hand calculations for the Q10-15 network with +-5V and +-2.5V
    2. Hand calculations for the simplified bias network with +-2.5 V (hopefully +-5V would be the same as for the Q10-15 network!)
    3. SPICE calculations next to each of the hand-calculated columns.
    4. % difference between hand calculations and SPICE calculations
2) Use the op-amp above with a 5V supply to simulate the effect of digital circuits switching nearby your analog circuits.  For the digital circuits, we will assume that there are 100,000 minimum sized transistors (say W/L of 1/0.5) in the digital circuit.  At any given transition, half of them may be switching.  We'll simulate this with two giant digital inverters, each made with 50,000/0.5  NMOS and PMOS devices.  One will switch, the other won't (we include the non-switching transistors to represent parasitic capacitance on the power supply).
  1. Using a 5V supply with a 10 ohm series resistance, use transient analysis in spice to determine the maximum current spike during switching.  Use a 1ns rise/fall time and a 5ns pulse.  What is the magnitude of the voltage spike on the digital supply?
  2. Hook your op-amp from problem 1 up to the same voltage supply as the digital circuit, and measure the output voltage spike due to digital supply noise.  Do this for both the supply-independent bias circuit, and the simplified bias circuit.