IELET2109 - Electronics Design


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 30/100
School exam 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

Electrical components. Analogue interface to digital circuits. Noise analysis and modeling. EMC. Grounding strategies and signal integrity. Heat conduction and dissipation. Power supplies and voltage converters. Clock sources to digital circuits. Basics of sound, speakers and microphones. Construction and manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCB). Schematics, simulation, layout, soldering, testing and troubleshooting. Enclosures and mechanical construction.

Learning outcome


The candidate shall have:

- Insight into the development process and production of electronic equipment.

- Knowledge about circuit design, layout, PCB, assembly, soldering and testing.

- Overview of components used for electronics construction.

- Know of noise and EMC, and principles to reduce the effect of this in electronic systems.

- Basic knowledge of electrical and mechanical construction for electronic circuits.


The candidate will be able to:

- Analyze, model and simulate electronic circuits with SPICE.

- Use CAD tools for drawing and layout for circuit design.

- Make PCB and assemble components on it.

- Test and verify a produced electronic circuit design.

General competence

- The candidate shall be able to develop, make and test electronic equipment - from idea to final product.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Exercises. Circuit design project.

Further on evaluation

The assessment includes a written final exam (counts 70%) and a project assignment (counts 30%). All parts must be passed. Grade: Letter grade.

In the event of a re-sit examination in August, the examination may be changed to an oral examination. If you do not pass the project assignment, this must be taken again at the next ordinary completion of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)

Required previous knowledge

Access to the course requires admission to the study program Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)

Course materials

Distributed material.

Support Literature: Electronic Devices by Thomas L. Floyd, Prentice Hall.

There are reservations for adjustments in the literature, which will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IELEG2109 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
ELE3391 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
IELS2031 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IELS2022 2.0 AUTUMN 2023
IELEG2131 7.5 AUTUMN 2024
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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