TFE4188 - Advanced Integrated Circuits


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 45/100
School exam 55/100 4 hours D

Course content

ESD protection circuits, integrated sensors, switched-capacitance circuits, low-power analog to digital converters, radio receievers, voltage references, current references, linear regulators, DC/DC regulators, phase locked loops, frequency locked loops, delay locked loops, power-on-reset circuits. Use of professional tools for analog/digital design of integrated circuits.

Learning outcome

The course aims to provide a thorough understanding of design of advanced integrated circuits in CMOS, and an overview of the circuits needed to make a System-On-Chip.


  • in-depth understanding of the theoretical framework for design of advanced analog integrated circuits, in-depth understanding of the circuit components in advanced integrated circuits, and their design detailed knowledge and experience of all tools necessary to design advanced integrated circuits


  • combine earlier acquired knowledge and skills in physics, math and electronics together with new theory to solve real world challenges with advanced integrated circuits
  • use software tools for design of advanced integrated circuits
  • design advanced integrated circuits.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Assignments, both theoretical and computer based. The course may be held in English.

Further on evaluation

Evaluation is based on project report and final written exam. The project involves design of an advanced integrated circuit module and a report describing the design. The final written exam counts for 55% and individual project report 45%. The evaluation is given as a grade letter. If there is a re-sit examination in August, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. If the exam is to be repeated, the whole course needs to be taken.

Course materials

Announced at startup.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

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 55/100 D 2024-06-06 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 22
Spring ORD Assignment 45/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 55/100 D 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.

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