Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits (Irwin Electronics & Computer Enginering)

Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits by Behzad Razavi, deals with the analysis and design of analog CMOS integrated circuits, emphasizing fundamentals, as well as new paradigms that students and practicing engineers need to master in today’s industry. Because analog design requires both intuition and rigor, each concept is first introduced from an intuitive perspective and subsequently treated by careful analysis. The objective is to develop both a solid foundation and methods of analyzing circuits by inspection so that the reader learns what approximations can be made in which circuits, and how much error to expect in each approximation. This approach also enables the reader to apply the concepts to bipolar circuits with little additional effort.

Users Comments:

  • The book is pretty detailed and indeed its like a design standard to have this book as reference. I wouldnt recommend it for people with no experience with Analog CMOS design. Razavi’s explanation sometimes assume you have idea where some expressions come from, the examples are mostly well explained and nothing than just a mere review of the basics can help you decode the book. I consider this book as one of those books that the longer you get experience on circuit design, the longer you value Razavi’s insight.
  • This is an international edition of Razavi’s book!
    The book is much more poor printed compared with US edition.
    The international editions of a textbook are often much cheaper, poor printed and most important, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE SOLD IN THE US.
    This book was sold directly by Amazon.
    Amazon is cheating when selling this book. There is no place saying it is an international edition. I also cannot understand why amazon can sell the international edition in US. This is not allowed.
    I wonder, whether this international edition, sold with a much cheaper price outside the States but with much poor print quality, is worth $67.
    After all, if I want to buy an illegal, cheap international edition, I do not need to buy this one sold by Amazon. There are a lot of cheaper international editions in ebay. They will at least tell you what they sell is international edition, not like Amazon, who says nothing.
  • This book was our reference book in 2003, back in Sharif University, when I was an undergraduate student.
    This book is not a bunch of formulas for asking students to remember in a dark room with close eyes.
    The deductive reasoning is the philosophical way of the author. The author would like to communicate with reader and has passion to teach the reader.
    I recommend this book for all engineers who wanna learn something in the context of MOSFETs.
  • I have all of the books written by Dr. Razavi, and this is the most recent one. CMOS has been the mainstream on analog design today, and more and more books cover this area. From Roubik Gregorian / Gabor Temes’s “Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing” to Phillip Allen / Douglas Holberg’s “CMOS Analog Circuit Design”, from David Johns / Kenneth Martin’s “Analog Integrated Circuit Design” to Roubik Gregorian’s “Introduction to CMOS OP-AMPs and Comparators”, we can see the rapid development of CMOS analog design techniques. And this book is the most updated one among these books. It covers basic CMOS design techniques as well as some important topics, such as common-mode feedback and current feedback amplifiers. Everything is expressed clearly and easy to understand. However, it does not address some of today’s popular topics, such as low-voltage design techniques, constant-Gm and rail-to-rail amplifiers. Hope we can see these in the final edition. The readers can find these topics from Johns/Martin and Gregorian’s books. Anyway, I still rate it as a 5-star book.
  • Pros: In my opinion, this book not only gives me the basic understanding of designing circuits, but also makes me questions what I read, thereby making it one of the most intriguing books I have ever read. Especially chapter 11, which deals with nanometer design challenges, had a deep impact on my design methodology and tackling design problems. This book is a gold mine of treasure, waiting to be discovered.
  • This is an excellent book that provides a fresh look at CMOS Analog Circuit Design. Behzad Razavi has a clear writing style that takes the reader from an intuitive level of understanding circuit performance to a mathematical explantion based on this understanding. This text also covers most areas of modern Analog CMOS design including all variations of modern op amps, switched capacitor circuits, feedback, noise analysis, frequency response, stability and compensation, as well as oscillators and PLLs. The material is covered in context of modern sub-micron processes and includes coverage of short-channel effects in these technologies. I have found answers in this book to many of the questions I have come across recently. In particular, Dr. Razavi uses the examples in the book to characterize various circuit performance metrics for typical circuit configurations using a symbolic approach. This results in an expression that highlights which circuit/device parameters contribute to the particular performance metric under study.
  • This is not a good book to start with. The book by Gray and Meyer and Hurst and Lewis is anyday much much better than this book. This book does not care to explain the meaning of small-signal operation and analysis and even such basic important aspects such as biasing and more subtler aspects in later chaters in feedback theory etc etc. It is not at all a good starting point. The excersises are good. Still not at all comparable to analysis and design of analog integrated circuits by gray and meyer…
  • This book is one of the best available. It can be used as a textbook for both undergrad and grad students, or reference book for engineers. It starts with the basics and go into great details on circuit analysis and design. This is also one of the first books focusing on CMOS-based technologies rather than BJT. Highly recommended to students in device/circuit.

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