Course syllabus

IC-projekt 1
IC-project 1

ETIN35, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2014-04-07

General Information

Compulsory for: MSOC1
Elective for: D4-dpd, E4-dpd
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim is to provide knowledge about practical design of integrated circuits, with an emphasis on system-on-chip. The circuits 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 design of integrated circuit is a rapidly growing field which has a large need of well educated engineers. The course is performed as a project work, where the students in small groups apply their knowledge from earlier courses to design an integrated circuit (IC=Integrated Circuit), also known as a chip. This is done using modern CAD tools. Several projects can be performed so that they can be connected together creating a larger system.

The course provides the students a unique opportunity to design a complete chip, where a number of selected designs can be submitted to fabrication at the end of the project work. The manufacturing of the selected designs takes about 3 months, after which they are verified in the course IC-project continuation and verification.

The ambition is that the main part of the project should have a broad content with parts that are analog, mixed mode, and digital parts. Such a project can have different groups designing the different parts.

The digital part also contains a number of mandatory parts to make the students acquainted with the CAD-tools needed to perform the project.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The grade is based on the quality of the project 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. The students who perform a digital project must also pass a number of hand-in exercises.


Admission requirements:

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

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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