INF4420 – Microelectronics Design Project
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Exams after the reopening
As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.
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.
Students will have the skills needed to design an integrated mixed-signal circuit in CMOS using modern design tools.
Admission to the course
Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.
Recommended previous knowledge
It's recommended that you've taken INF1400 – Digital technology (discontinued) /INF130.
- 10 credits overlap with INF3420 – Prosjekter i analog/mixed-signal CMOS konstruksjon (discontinued).
- 10 credits overlap with INF9425 – Projects in Aanalogue/Mixed-Signal CMOS Design (discontinued).
- 6 credits overlap with INF239.
- 5 credits overlap with IN5180 – Analog Microelectronics Design.
- 5 credits overlap with IN9180 – Analog Microelectronics Design.
- 5 credits overlap with IN5220 – Advanced mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuit design.
- 5 credits overlap with IN9220 – Advanced mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuit design.
- 3 credits overlap with INF238.
3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of working in groups every week. Some of the teaching will be given as supervision in labs. Mandatory assignments must be completed during the course. Rules for mandatory assignments.
Individual grading of project assignment (40%) and final exam (ca 60%). Oral/written. The mandatory assignments must be approved prior to 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: INF3420 - Prosjekter i analog/mixed-signal CMOS konstruksjon.
Examination support material
All printed and written exam resources are allowed.
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.