13E043UPK - Introduction to integrated Circuits Design

Course specification
Course title Introduction to integrated Circuits Design
Acronym 13E043UPK
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
The goal To give students the basic knowledge of integrated circuit design. Understanding of the elements of circuit and system design. To develop the ability of students for group work, problem analysis, design, comparative analysis of the results, testing, documenting and presentation methods.
The outcome Students had the basic knowledge of techniques and ability to design and verify a small project of IC or integrated system.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Short survey. CMOS production process. MOS transistor characteristics and models. SPICE transistor model parameters. Scaling. Full - custom IC design, rules, methods and practical design aspects. Standard - cell design. Design automation. Circuit extraction and simulation. Large capacitive loading, output buffers. Structured logic design, clocking. Ring oscillators. Dissipation.
Contents of exercises Design project is obligatory for each student (Magic, Spice, IRSIM).
  1. A. Pavasovic: Designing Integrated Circuit (script), available on the website of the department / course
  2. J. Rabaey, A. Chandrakasan, B. Nikolić, "Digital Integrated Circuits - A Design Perspective", Prentice Hall, 2003.
  3. Lecture notes available on the website of the department / course
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 2
Methods of teaching Lectures - Power Point presentations. Practices - teaching assistant solve selected examples. LAB - individual student's work, results presentations and analysis of the students projects.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 50