BS/MS Electrical Engineering With Analog And Mixed Signal Emphasis
BS/MS AMX (Analog & Mixed Signal) Engineering Course Sequence (.pdf)
The air bag sensor in your car, the graphics processor in your game station, the code division multiple access circuitry in your cell phone, the high speed data interface on your computer, the music signal processor in your CD player, the array of signal processors in your satellite set top box, the subscriber line interface connected to your telephone, the display driver on your personal digital assistant, the electronic pacemaker for assisting the human heart, the guidance and telemetry systems on space flights, the pressure monitor on a petroleum pipeline network, the electronic instrumentation in a critical care hospital unit, and the power management chip in your laptop: all examples within the domain of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit design.
The design of modern analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits demands the best in engineering talent and professional preparation. Engineers must be skilled in areas of semiconductor physics, electronic circuit analysis, simulation, and design, linear systems, feedback systems, communications theory, control system theory semiconductor device and circuit modeling, electronic properties of material, electromagnetic theory, and the latest ECAD technology. Perhaps the most important quality of the analog engineer is circuit intuition, the ability to view or create circuit topologies to solve electronic problems. Recent advancements in digital signal processing (DSP) have provided new dimensions to realize improved architectures in mixed-signal design. Analog and mixed-signal engineers must now be well versed in DSP, sampled data theory, and digital circuit design. Engineering graduates skilled in these disciplines are heavily recruited by many of the world's top companies.
Traditionally, analog electronic circuit design and digital signal processing have been taught and researched by two separate academic cultures within universities. The Analog and Mixed-Signal (AMX) emphasis in Electrical Engineering at RIT merges digital and analog signal processing principles and circuit design techniques into a single environment. The program emphasizes the actual design and fabrication of complex analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits through the RIT Semiconductor and Microelectronic Fabrication Laboratory. This program of study and design practice provides a foundation for professional engineering careers or graduate study in analog and mixed-signal integrated electronic circuit design.