Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

System-on-Chip and efficient electronic circuit integration techniques
Master in Electronic Systems Engineering (Plan: 327 - Estudio: 304)

Coordinating teacher: PATON ALVAREZ, SUSANA

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
- Analog and Digital Subsystem Design (O) - Techniques and tools for electronic systems design (O)
Learning outcomes acquired by the student: - Knowledge on the current state-of-the-art on integrated circuits and the different fields of application - The ability to design analog and mixed-signal circuits for different applications - Knowledge on the different strategies to optimize power consumption in mixed signal integrated circuits - Knowledge on specific tools for simulation, design and physical implementation (layout) of ASICs.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The state-of-the-art for CMOS Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) and their applications will be described stressing the implications on circuit design and introducing the concept of Systems-on-Chip (SoC), as well as some simulation and design (including layout) tools for ASICs. Different mixed signal front-end circuits for Integrated Circuits (IC) and ASICS will be described and the intended applications. These descriptions will be used to classify circuits in terms of functionality, power consumption, size and figures-of-merit such as linearity, noise immunity and so on, of capital importance for ICs and ASCIs design. Finally, techniques for power consumption reduction and performance enhancement will be presented through several circuit examples.
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities: -Theoretical classes -Practical classes: They will be carried out with free circuit simulation software and lay-out tools. -Theoretical-practical classes -Tutorials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Baker, R. Jacob . CMOS: circuit design, layout, and simulation. IEEE Press. 2005
  • Sansen, Willy M. C.. Analog design essentials. Springer. 2006
Additional Bibliography
  • Johns, David. Analog integrated circuit design. John Wiley & Sons. 1997

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.