Course syllabus

IC-projekt 2
IC-project 2

ETIN40, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-23

General Information

Elective for: D5, D5-dpd, E4, E4-dpd
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim is to provide knowledge about practical verification of integrated circuits, with an emphasis on system-on-chip. The circuits to verify are designed by the students in the course IC-project, and can be either analog, digital, computer oriented, or mixed mode, and the design work can be performed on either transistor or block level.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must



The course provides the students an opportunity to verify a complete chip from the course IC-project. The verification is performed by measurements, and it is important to measure several different properties of the circuits and understand the reason for differences between simulated and measured behavior. If the design of the student has been selected for fabrication he/she will verify his own circuit. Otherwise an already existing circuit can be verified. In special cases digital designs can be implemented and verified using FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array). The requirements on design complexity and volume of the report will in those cases be increased. The result of the verification is presented in a report, which is also presented orally.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The grade is based on the quality of the work as weuell as the report and oral presentation of the work. The work is performed in groups and an assessment is made of the efforts of the group as well as the individual participants. If the work is not finished within the given time frame, a higher grade than 3 can not be given.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETI210, ETIN01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Henrik Sjöland (analog),
Course coordinator: Viktor Öwall (digital och dator),
Course coordinator: Joachim Rodrigues (digital och dator),
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