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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 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.

Please note that there may be changes in the form of examination for some courses taught Spring 2021. We aim to bring both the course description and the semester page of all courses up to date with correct information by 1 February 2021.

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

Course content

The course gives an introduction to CMOS image sensor chips used in digital cameras. The entire signal chain from light in to jpeg compressed image will be covered, incl. pixels and readout circuits, A/D conversion, digital image processing, and input/output interfaces.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, you´ll have:

  • basic knowledge of analog and digital circuits used in cameras
  • knowledge of construction and analyzation of pixels and readout circuits in CMOS
  • basic knowledge of simulation and modelling of imaging sensor circuits with advanced tools such as Cadence and ADS
  • understanding of how noise and signal-to-noise ratio define image quality
  • basic knowledge of image processing algorithms used in cameras
  • knowledge of model and analysis of signal-to-noise ratio across the signal chain
  • knowledge of image processing algorithms used in cameras
  • knowledge of model and analysis of signal-to-noise ratio across the signal chain

Admission to the course

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.

IN5350 and IN9350 will be assessed together in regards to the number of admissions, with priority given to PhD candidates with IN9350 in an approved study plan.

Prerequisites in analog/mixed-signal CMOS construction, analog microelectronics, digital imaging and linear circuit electronics are recommended.

Overlapping courses


2 hours of lectures per week, plus mandatory exercises each week.

Submission and approval of mandatory assignments is required. Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments.


Oral or 4 hours written digital exam, dependent on the number of students.

All mandatory assignments must be approved before you can take the exam.

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: IN5350 – CMOS Image Sensor Design, INF5442 – Image Sensor Circuits and Systems (continued), INF9442 – Image Sensor Circuits and Systems (continued), INF5441 – CMOS billedsensor (continued)

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

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

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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) Jan. 27, 2021 6:18:18 PM

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