INF9425 - Projects in analogue/mixed-signal CMOS design

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course provides the know-how and skills needed to design analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuit modules using modern program tools. The main focus of the course is complex systems such as data converters (A/D, D/A) and phase-locked loops (PLL). An introduction is given to CMOS technology and methods in order to implement passive components such as transistors, condensers and coils. In addition, matching, optimisation and noise deflection are all key aspects. The execution of project tasks will be a central part of the teaching.

Learning outcome

Students will have the skills needed to design an integrated mixed-signal circuit in CMOS using modern design tools.

In addition, each PhD student will be given an extended curriculum within the field/research area of the course. The syllabus must be approved by the lecturer so that the student can be admitted to the final exam.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

Overlapping courses

Teaching

3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of working in groups every week. Some of the teaching will be given as supervision in labs.
There are obligatory tasks to be handed in and passed in order to be admitted to take the exam.

Examination

Individual grading of project assignment (50%)and final exam (ca 50%). Oral/written. Note that the exam in INF9425 will be more extensive than the one in INF4420.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Course Auditor: Per Olaf Pahr

Explanations and appeals

Other

Note that the first lecture is compulsory. The subject is regarded equal to INF3420 - Prosjekter i analog/mixed-signal CMOS konstruksjon (discontinued) when practicing exam regulations.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Every spring

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)