Analog & Mixed Signal


SJSU’s engineering program consistently receives top rankings for master's-level institutions by U.S. News & World Report.

Program Snapshot: 36 units to degree, 12 total courses, $27,000 for degree, evening & off-campus, Fall and Spring Admission. (Fees are subject to review & change)

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Demand in the area of analog and mixed signal is increasing exponentially. SJSU provides a hands-on approach that ensures that graduates are well-prepared to enter this burgeoning field.

The analog/mixed-signal IC design field of study is based on the use of standard fabrication technologies (e.g., CMOS and BiCMOS) to realize analog and mixed-signal functions on monolithic integrated circuits. Students will learn how to design basic analog building blocks used in industry and how to use them in system and product design. Students will use industry tools from SJSU labs to perform device-level circuit design and verification of the analog components covered in the classes.

Program Features

  1. Practical Skills
    After graduating from this program, students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of amplifier design, RF circuits, and broadband circuits
    • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of data converter, PLL, voltage regulators, power supplies, RF integrated circuits design, and signal integrity.
  2. Excellent Curriculum
    The curriculum is designed by SJSU faculty and local industry subject matter experts with expertise in design development and testing. The curriculum is designed to respond to current and future needs in Analog & Mixed Signal.
  3. Professional Knowledge
    Demonstrate skill performing research to solve open-ended design problems relating to analog and mixed signal and incorporating system engineering principles

Your Career Opportunities

With a MS Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Analog and Mixed Signal, you can be working on any of the following and more:

  • Amplifier design: Operation amplifiers, differential amplifiers, operational transconductance amplifiers
  • RF circuits: Low-noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, frequency synthesizers, RF transceiver architectures
  • Broadband circuits: Phase Locked Loops (PLL), clock/data recovery (CDR) circuits, serializers/deserializers, adaptive equalizers, broadband transceiver architectures
  • CMOS imaging: CMOS digital camera technologies, analog to digital converters, low-noise techniques, focal-plane memory and processing
  • Design CMOS Analog Overview
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Analog circuits
  • Analog system architectures
  • Data Converters
  • Power management, its control and architecture
  • Radio frequency integrated circuits

Applying to the Program

Prospective students interested in the program are encouraged to complete a prequalification form so that a faculty advisor can review your background and make a determination about your suitability for the program.


Admission Requirement:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • TOEFL if required.
  • GPA 3.0 or better.
  • Conditional admissions might be granted for applicants with exceptional background and GPA less than 3.0 but greater than 2.5.
  • NO GRE/GMAT Scores required.
  • Experience in related industry preferred.

For more specific information on SJSU's admission requirements, please visit the Engineering Graduate and Extended Studies website.