INF9425 – Projects in Analogue/Mixed-Signal CMOS Design
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
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.
In addition, each PhD candidate will be given an extended curriculum within the field/research area of the course. The syllabus must be approved by the lecturer so that the student can be admitted to the final exam.
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.
- 10 credits overlap with INF4420 – Microelectronics Design Project (discontinued).
- 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 hours of lectures and 2 hours of working in groups every week. Some of the teaching will be given as supervision in labs. There are obligatory tasks to be handed in and passed in order to be admitted to take the exam.
Individual grading of project assignment (50%)and final exam (ca 50%). Oral/written. Note that the exam in INF9425 will be more extensive than the one in INF4420.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.