This course is discontinued

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Course content

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.

INF3410 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.

Learning outcome

  • construct integrated amplifiers and some other analogue circuits in CMOS technology
  • 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

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

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).

Recommended previous knowledge

INF3400 – Digital nanoelektronikk (discontinued) / INF4400 – Digital mikroelektronikk (discontinued) and FYS1210 – Elementary Electronics with Project Work or similar background.

Overlapping courses

Teaching

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.

Examination

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.

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.

The Course Auditor is Per Olaf Pahr.

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.

Other

It is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Bachelor

Teaching

Every autumn

Last time Autumn 2018, partially continued by IN3170 (Spring 2020)

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)