TFE4188 - Advanced Integrated Circuits


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours A

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 professional software tools for design of advanced integrated circuits
  • design advanced integrated circuits combining sensors, radio circuits, analog front ends, power management and clock generation.

Learning methods and activities

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

Further on evaluation

Written exam. Grading with letters. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

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 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 A 2023-05-30 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
DI42 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 3
Storhall del 2 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 20
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 A
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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