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Dear Friends,

I am researching my way to refresh my knowledge on analog CMOS design (and RF CMOS afterwards) and to fill the gaps I never touched when I was at school. I was wondering if anyone who is in the analog industry could possibly guide me through how to proceed and where to focus more. I will describe my background so that you know where I am:


- I am currently digital design engineer (M.Sc. Wireless comm - Working now on FPGA/ signal-processing/DSP),
- Passed few courses in udergrad including CMOS design based on Razavi's book (couple of years ago) but did not do any in-depth simulation /spice/layout
- Passed RF circuit design (discrete) couple of years ago (mostly theoretical)
- Theoretical knowledge of Control system / feedback / PLL
- Knowledge of DSP side of Sigma/Delta converters
- Knowledge of wireless communications

Any suggestion regarding the road-map, tools and their availability, importance of theory vs. simulation/tools and hints on analog / RF CMOS industry perspective withing next 5 years in north America would be of great help for me.

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the long message
Best regards,
TS
 

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I think u have firm base...get hands on experience on designing analogue cirucit at transistor level....

For me at this rate the basis of the circuit theory on transistor is vital....do u have any solid state backgroud..it is advantage to know some process matters.
 

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Hi Syukri

Thanks for the reply. Would you be able to point me to where to start and where to finish? like, do you know if I can find a little project (topic) that can walk me into getting a "hand-on skill" as you mentioned? Do you recommend reading Razavi's book and solving its questions? or start with simulation just b/c razavi 's book is too theoretical?

Thanks for your time,
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TS
 

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it will be better for you to start with allen hollberg with rather starting with razavi's book.for hands on experience point of view i suggest you two analog books which will be fruitful to you.
1-the book by allen hollberg
2-the book by baker,li and boyce.
razavi's book is only for theoretical concepts.
best of luck
 

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first learn the basic design from allen holegerg and baker.
 

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i suggest u first start with the theoretical concepts with sedra&smith book and then move to holberg
 

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