ANALOG FOR ALL

The “Analog for All” course was our vehicle to give back to the industry what we had learnt over a decade. It has been heartening to see many of our students successfully transition to a career in Analog.
While we do not have plans to run any more batches of this course, we do have plans to put a version of this course online.

This is our flagship course which aims to make “Analog” accessible to all. Initially conceptualized as an Analog design course, we have over time built in components to make this course relevant to engineers from a whole bunch of domains – Analog IC design, hardware design, system design, application engineering, test & characterization, IC layout, I/O design and even digital design. In fact, our aim is to teach complex Analog concepts in an extremely intuitive manner so that our students are able to apply them powerfully to their relevant fields. The only prerequisite needed to get value out of this course is an understanding of the basics of electronics (Kirchoff’s laws, RC circuits, etc), some sdomain/ Laplace transform knowledge and a keen curiosity about Analog!
Components of the course include:
o 10 classes of 3 hours duration each
o More than 100 original problems with solutions (3 sets of key problems will be solved in class)
o More than 100 pages of tightly packed original notes
o 20minute Revision videos of all classes
o Login to a portal that has 25+ SPICEbased examples
You can find the curriculum here.
TESTIMONIALS
“This course takes a refreshingly different approaching to teaching analog concepts. It offers insights into each concept from multiple perspectives.. The basic topologies are covered in detail to lay a strong foundation. With a good grasp of the fundamentals, the attendees are then shown how these topologies fit into a bigger circuit/system..The instructor offered deep insight into the topics, and was very patient in explaining the concepts several times when needed. The focus is on gaining an intuitive understanding which makes the learning process very interesting.. To the student who is willing to invest the extra time and effort to ponder over the classlearnings, and do the assignments, this course (incidentally taught by experts in the field of ADCs) can itself be called an ADC – Amateur to Don Converter ! Bottomline – this course does not cover analog design. It uncovers it.” – Karthik, Kawasaki Microelectronics
“Extremely useful – it is transforming the way I am working. Right now I’m not working in analog domain. It was a long cherished dream to learn and better understand the basics of analog design. This course is helping me to analyze circuits in a much simpler way. So it has a deep impact on my study of analog design and to some extent helping in the field of IO design that I’m currently involved in. I had taken a break in my career and this is also serving as a refresher course. 1) Course is structured and taught very well. 2) Quick revision of previous classes is a great plus 3) Clarification of even silly/not directly related doubts encourages and creates further interest to understand the subject.” – Lavanya, Intel
“I work on AMS verification and these concepts help me when I use the schematics to analysis and debug. I like the way the concepts are introduced, in a stepbystep fashion. There is a continuity in terms of why we move from one topology to another. Good reasoning that helps one grasp the concepts well. Also, now the analog circuit seems like a toy that I need to build with all the small Legolike pieces :)” – Deepa, AMD
“This course has contributed a lot to make my fundamentals of analog design clear. Course is structured well. One good aspect is that course started with stating the end objective and relating the concepts to the end goal of realizing the design of a buffer. Mastery of the Instructors in this domain has helped a lot. Instructors are very helpful and cooperative, and teach the class in a lively manner. Revision videos are very useful.” – Krishna Prabhu, Texas Instruments
“I spend (and have spent) a lot of time in chip bring up (The RF systems aspect) for both transmitters and receivers, and hence spend a good deal of effort trying to characterize linearity, harmonics and other similar parameters. It helps a great deal to have an understanding of the underlying circuits, and the language used by their designers. The approach is fresh and results are not forced but developed. Specifically, the way the ‘first glimpse of feedback’ was given, was absolutely phenomenal. Similarly, introducing the concepts related to a MOSFET before getting into the actual MOSFET design is also a good idea.” – Vineet, Broadcom
“I can apply these concepts and it gives me a better idea about what I’m doing!” – Sowmini, SanDisk
“I’m doing my verification(both analog and digital) work in my company with ease, after learning many core concepts here. The course is taught in such a way that I cannot forget any concepts which I learnt here. So these concepts will stay with me forever and it will be fun to recollect these analog concepts. Basic concepts and feedback concepts were introduced in a mind blowing way. All were based on intuition. The analog concepts are taught in a funny way. Yes. Analog is fun. I can say this only after attending these classes.” – Ananthesh, Wipro
“I am an analog layout engineer. After this course I am able to derive or understand the layout constrains in design perspective.” Balamurugan, Texas Instruments
“Its just out of the box. Textbooks don’t teach us this way.” – Ameet, Cisco Systems
“I work as an ASIC design engineer at OpenSilicon. Bettering my Analog knowledge helps carry out my job better. Above and beyond, it feeds my interest for analog design which is great ! I get a new perspective after every class. It is very intuitive and challenging. I like the way it is taught and online support is pretty awesome, for example revision videos, other interesting fun videos, SPICEbased problems, etc etc. There is always something to do.” – Gayathri, OpenSilicon
“My way of thinking towards synthesizing circuits has improved a lot. Problem solving sessions are extremely useful.” – Madan, Associate Professor, Aurora’s Technological and Research Institute (Madan has been traveling every week from Hyderabad to attend the classes!)
“So far I have not seen any resource where everything essential is integrated into one analog circuit design text book/course… You are covering it in a nice way… The “motivation” you explain for each item (like why Laplace and not Fourier), is VERY GOOD and is lacking in ALL/MOST of the courses. Maybe in future, it would be great if you come up with a text book on PRACTICAL ANALOG DESIGN. The course has provided me a more intuitive understanding of the concepts and circuit design tips & tricks. Logical connection between various topics and motivation for each is now clear… Will help ease my transition to Analog circuit design and make it more meaningful…” – Soman, Texas Instruments
“The course structure and teaching process is good as it intends to give an intuitive approach toward circuits than just mathematical.” – Chandra Patel, Broadcom
“This course helps in analyzing circuits intutively and applying these concepts will help in synthesis of circuits. It gives a completely new dimension of thinking to look at the circuits thereby making life simpler!” – Vaibhav, ON Semiconductor
“This course helped me to understand Analog circuits in a much better way. Even though I do not work directly on design of analog circuits, I need to interact with RF and board teams to get tunings from them for the analog/RF circuits as part of my work. This course helped me to understand their design and recommendatons better and interact with them in a more useful and productive way. I find the way the course is taught extremely good. Even though I learnt Analog circuits as part of my college course work, this course has shed new light on the basics of analog and has helped me appreciate analog circuits in much better way.” – Sudhir, Plus Ray Innovations
“This course is helping me in understanding the circuits in an intuitive fashion. The synthesis of a given circuit from the scratch is very helpfull. I had learnt about the basic configurations like CS , CG etc but had not thought of them in a much more intuitve and easier way .Basically the course has changed my perspective of analog design from formula based to intuition based.” – Chinmayananda, Signalchip Innovations
“Assumes almost zero background and gradually builds us towards understanding and synthesizing complex circuits” – Manohar, Broadcom
“The course has been an excellent in terms of 1) Introducing concepts 2) Applying the concepts. The assignments provided at the end of each chapter provided a very good revision oppurtunity. The patience of the tutor in making us understand even the subtle points was really worth mentioning.” Sahit Babu, Cypress Semiconductors
“I work in the AMS verification domain. I find the concepts taught very useful in understanding the functionality and operation of circuits that I work on. It helps me understand the nuances of the how and why of circuit design. Whence before I understood an abstract top level block now I am a little more confident in exploring the underlying topology. Ideas used in the course of teaching are very creative. Methods taught are simple and effective. Every class is rich in information and gives food for thought on analog concepts” – Sripriya, Wipro Technologies
“Study material and Patience of instructors in answering doubts greatly admirable. Especially CARE taken to schedule MAKEUP classes, follow ups on email. I didnt see a single flaw till now.” – Poorna Chandu, Intel
“Extremely useful – it is transforming the way I am working. The techiques are really helpful.” – Lokesh, Tata Elxsi
“Improving the way to analyze and look at signal flow in analog circuits.” – Hema, Wipro Technologies
“The way basics are put forth is quite amazing! gives the right foundation .” – Swathi, Mentor Graphics
“This course has made me look at circuits from a completely different angle.” – Shreyas, LSI
“The course is really very good because i am able to convert those concepts with more confidence during my work.” – Prakash Reddy, Terminus Circuits
“This course is about… “KNOWLEGDE IS NOT POWER …APPLICATION OF KNOWLEGDE IS POWER” Vinay, SIT, Tumkur
“I find the approach and thought process very good. And would love to imbibe this kind of refreshing fromtheroots thought process to different problems.” – Rakesh, Broadcom
“It was intuitive, made the learning simpler. Even a non electronic graduate person like me was able to understand the concepts very well. Keep up the good work!!!” – Navendran, Broadcom
“In traditional teaching they teach biasing,ac analysis and transient separately. But this course has combined them, Its adding extra value to the course.” – Anoop, Student, M.Tech, IIT(M)
“The approach used for teaching is really good. Creates interest to listen. The way Diff Amp was taught, was amazing.” – Raghav, M.Tech student, RV College of Engineering
“Its a thought provoking process, makes me fall in love with electronics. It exposes my weakness in the understanding of the subject. Makes me reunderstand every thing i have learnt in a new perspective, a more complete one. I’m sure this kind of insightful approach to the truth will make me probe deeper into basics. The questionanswer model of the presentation is unique to your course and doesnt make the ppt boring. A question always alerts me. Faculty exemplary, answers to any question fired with appropriateness.” – Raghav, Student, BNMIT college
“My approach towards circuits/problems will be new and different than what it was before. ” – Chandrika, Student, UVCE college
“Analog was always a part which excited me and the course was just apt as it gave me direction to analog. How to understand the circuits and how important the stability is, were really eyecatching. And the procedure in which the course has been moving is phenomenal.” – Rohith, Student, RV College of Engineering
“Since i am in the 8th sem of engineering now and we got to do project, this is helping me a lot regarding choosing the right components for our project as well use them in the best possible configurations. i also strongly feel that this will help me a lot once i start working too.” – Meghana, Student, BNMIT college
“Its taught in a very interesting and different manner good to see a course giving importance to make candidates understand the concepts” – Pradeep, Student, Sapthagiri College of Engineering