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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

Integrated electronics is the backbone of the electronics revolution that started with the first integrated circuit in 1958 and at present is embodied by the smart-phones in everybodies pocket. Their central processing units contain billions of integrated transistors on a few square-millimeters. Furthermore, a plethora of integrated sensor interfaces and antenna drivers connect it with the real world.

The course gives an introduction to modern  electronics (CMOS) technology and full custom integrated circuit design for both fundamental analog and digital circuits.

Learning outcome

You shall learn the foundations of integrated circuit design, i.e the very basic circuits upon which all integrated electronics is built upon. This includes basic analog CMOS circuits including fundamental circuit analysis and the necessary signal processing tools, as well as the basic structure of digital logic gates and analysis of their performance limitations.

After the course you shall be able to:

  • Conceive and design simple CMOS integrated cicuit schematics.
  • Analyze and optimize simple CMOS integarted circuits such as simple amplifiers and logic gates
  • Measure and characterize simple CMOS integrated circuits in an electronics lab.
  • Understand and use circuit analysis concepts such as small signal analysis, gain, transfer function, bandwidth, gate delay, power delay product etc.
  • The master level course pensum will include some extra reading and introduce a few extra integrated circuits such as for example rectifiers and voltage references or digital flipflops and latches

Admission to the course

Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.

FYS1210 - Elementary electronics with project work or IN1080 - MecatronicsFYS3220 - Linear circuit electronics and FYS2210 - Semiconductor components

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2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of excercesies a week, 3 mandatory labassignments (2h per week with lab assistant and free access to the lab otherwise).

1 labassignment is mandatory and must be approved before you can take the exam.  Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments.

2 labassignments each contributing to the final grade ( see details under exam).


2 labassignments each contributing 20% to the final grade.

4 hours written digital exam contributing 60% of the points for the final grade.

1 labassignment is mandatory and must be approved before you can take the exam. All parts of exam must be passed and all parts must be passed in the same semester.


It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: IN3170 – Microelectronics

Examination support material

All written material.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

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.

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.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 25, 2020 3:16:25 AM

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