INF4411 – Analog microelectronics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Since the world is analogue, each interface between the world and a computer will contain analog circuits. Examples are computer mice, keyboards, touchscreens, speakers, but also antennas, heartbeat monitors etc.
INF4411 is a basic course in analogue microelectronics in modern micro-technology (CMOS). As the course will also require the completion of lab exercises it is a practical combination of basic methods and applied measurements. The course gives an introduction into construction, analysis, simulation and measurement of integrated amplifiers, continuous filters and similar supporting circuits for measuring and controlling analogue processes.
After having completed INF4410 you will be able to:
- construct integrated amplifiers and some other analogue circuits in CMOS technology
- construct voltage- and current references and voltage regulators
- use electronic measurement equipment to characterise circuits
- apply small signal modelling
- analyse and construct circuit schematics on transistor level
- apply basic tools from linear circuit theory
- compute noise in simple CMOS circuits
- use the circuit simulation tools of the CADENCE software package
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Recommended previous knowledge
The course is a one term course with up to 4 lectures each week. Three mandatory lab exercises are required. These exercises are a mix of theory, simulations and measurements and are carried out by a group of maximum 2 students. The mandatory labs must be delivered and passed within the scheduled deadline. The first lab must be passed. Labs from earlier courses are not accepted. Rules for mandatory assignments.
The second and third lab must also be submitted before the announced deadline. Both second and third labs are graded and are counting 20% each of the final grade. The final exam may be oral or written (4 hour) and is counting 60%.
Examination support material
All written and printed exam resources are allowed, including an approved calculator.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
It is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.