Syllabus year 2006

IC-projekt & verifiering

Credits: 8. Grading scale: UG. Optional for: D4, E4. Course coordinator: Henrik Sjöland, and Viktor Öwall,, Elektrovetenskap. Prerequisites: ETI063 Analogue IC-design or ETI130 Digital IC-design. Assessment: Passed or failed only. Passed is granted after the project has been completed and the written report has been approved and presented orally. Parts: 2. Further information: Limited number of participants. Selection criteria: Average grade of prerequisite courses. The course will be given in English. Homepage:

The goal of the course is to provide an insight in practical design of integrated circuits with an emphasis on systems on chip. The circuits can be analogous, digital or mixed mode and the design can be performed at both transistor and block level.

IC-design is a rapidly growing area with a large need for competent engineers. This is a project course in which the students in small groups apply the knowledge from previous courses to design an integrated circuit. The engineer who designs a part of a system must also understand its role in the system as a whole. The understanding of a whole system will therefore be emphasized.

This course gives he students the internationally unique possibility to design a complete chip which is sent to fabrication at the end of the project. The chips are sent in April, and will be back after the summer break. The course contains a compulsory verification part which is performed when the chips return from fabrication. The verification will take about one week, and should be possible to perform sometimes during the fall, even if the master thesis work is performed at the same time.



Code: 0102. Name: Project.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Project work. Contents: To design an integrated circuit using the advanced CAD-tools also used in the research at the department.

Code: 0202. Name: Report.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report presented orally. Contents: The measurements that are relevant for the circuit must be performed and compared to simulation results. A written report must be produced. When the written report is approved, an oral presentation takes place.