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Module EIT-ISE-651-M-4

Technology and Design of Integrated Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems (TESYS) (M, 5.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
EIT-ISE-651-M-4 Technology and Design of Integrated Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems (TESYS) 5.0 CP (150 h)


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [EIT-ISE] Integrated Sensor Systems
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+2L EIT-ISE-651-K-4
Technology and Design of Integrated Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems (TESYS)
P 56 h 94 h
ja PL1 5.0 SuSe
  • About [EIT-ISE-651-K-4]: Title: "Technology and Design of Integrated Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems (TESYS)"; Presence-Time: 56 h; Self-Study: 94 h
  • About [EIT-ISE-651-K-4]: The study achievement [PROJ-Schein] proof of successful completion of the project(s) must be obtained. It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Manufacturing technologies and -methods for integrated circuits (CMOS (bulk, SOI), BiCMOS)
  • Device spectrum, process variations, yield, tolerances and soft-faults
  • Principles of layout-design for analog and mixed-signal circuits (matched-layout)
  • Design methodology and tools of computer-aided design for integrated mixed-signal electronics (Hierarchical design, mixed-mode, mixed-signal, AHDLs)
  • Simple (SPICE-level 1) and advanced device models (e.g., BSIM-models)
  • Rehearsal of basic circuits & building blocks for integrated analog electronics (References etc.)
  • Design techniques for applications-specific cells and blocks: selection, sizing, simulation, layout, extraction, post-layout simulation for application-specific (single-ended and fully-differential) operational amplifiers (OpAmp/OTA), RC-, GmC-, SC-Filters, AD/DA-converters, VCO etc.
  • Extension to analysis of temperature drift and statistical influence from manufacturing tolerances (parametric, Monte-Carlo, and corner analysis etc.)
  • Modeling, design and layout realization of digital circuits as components in integrated mixed-signal electronics, related signal integrity issues
  • Advanced issues: Noise, analog synthesis, testing, reconfiguration, eigen- or self calibration, self-monitoring/-repair, adaptation

Competencies / intended learning achievements

After completing this module you can...
  • ... explain the employed manufacturing processes, the related device spectra, methods, description approaches, and tools for the computer-aided modeling, simulation and manufacturing of integrated analog and mixed-signal circuits.
  • ... master the Cadence DFW II IC design system and a common manufacturing technology (CMOS, BiCMOS), and design-kit (mixed-mode, mixed-signal).
  • ... explain common analog and mixed-signal-circuits and building blocks, their properties, and to properly choose for an application in a front-to-back design (physical validated cell/system layout).
  • ... select suitable circuit topology (from lecture or from publications, e.g., accessable by IEEEexplore) and achieve a proper sizing of the circuit for the given manufacturing technology and the application specification.
  • ... design a matched circuit/cell layout of the sized cirucit under area and power constraints.
  • ... combine custom cells with cells from analog and/or digital cell libraries of the manufacturer or design group members to more complex designs.
  • ... basically design chip core and pad frame in the context of a properly chosen chip package, and stream out the final validated design (GDS-II).
  • ... realize independently a design project or a sub-project in the context of a larger group design (MPC on MPW), preferably with relation to ISE research in intelligent sensor systems and neural systems.

References to Module / Module Number [EIT-ISE-651-M-4]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[EIT-82.781-SG#2019] B.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering [2019] Major-Specific Advanced Subjects [P] Compulsory
[EIT-82.781-SG#2019] B.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering [2019] Elective Subjects [W] Elective Module
[EIT-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering [2021] Technical Elective Modules [W] Elective Module
[EIT-88.A20-SG#2021] M.Sc. European Master in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS) [2021] Elective Subjects [W] Elective Module
[EIT-88.?-SG#2021] M.Sc. Embedded Computing Systems (ESY) [2021] Elective Subjects [W] Elective Module
Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-EE-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Electrical and Computer Engineering