INF4420 – Microelectronics Design Project

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.


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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


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.

Examination support material

All printed and written exam resources are allowed.

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.

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.

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.


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

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)