Course syllabus


EITP05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Compulsory for: N4-hn
Elective for: E4-fh, F4, F4-nf, F4-fel, MNAV1, MSOC1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


This course deals with the applications of nanoelectronics in a number of areas and it will give knowledge about how devices may be realized and modelled for applications both extending and beyond CMOS. For instance, the nanotechnology allows for an heterogeneous materials integration of transistors which may be used to reduce the power consumption in circuit applications and for  programmable  memories. The course will use knowledge in the areas of nanotechnology and circuit design (Modern electronics and High-speed Electonics). The use of nanowires and nanotubes will be discussed and different device technologies with potential to reduce the power consumption will be emphasized. Appliications within communication technology, radar, as well within the THz region will further be discussed. The course  aims at providing a basis in how advanced materials science will generate new electronic applications.

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


Possibilities and challenges for the Si CMOS technology at and beyond the 20 nm node;  FinFETs and NWFETs. Heterogeneous materials integration, High-k dielectrics, and  ferroelectric  materials. Tunneling  devices  and steep-slope transistors. Electronics based on  III-V nanowires for high frequency  applications (like 5G  and THz), neuromorphic applications, and Quantum Technology.

During the laborations, the students will use models for nanoelectronic devices and during the project simulate how these perform in simple circuits. The use of conventional tools that the engineer later will use professionally will be emphazised.The design project will result in a writen student article in IEEE format.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam, laboratory work, project with oral presentation as well as written report in the form of a research article.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: ETIN70 Modern Electronics or EITP01 High Speed Devices or corresponding
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FFF160

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Prof. Lars-Erik Wernersson,
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