2019-2020 / ELEN0037-1

Microelectronics and IC design


30h Th, 20h Pr, 40h Proj.

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Engineering5 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering5 crédits 


Jean-Michel Redouté

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Theory, design and simulation of standard integrated circuits (analogue and digtial).  Technology involved in creating CMOS.  Basic functions and building blocks.  Performance evaluation.  System design methods.  Switched capacitor and sample and hold circuits circuits.  Filters.  A/D converters.  Noise in analogue circuits.  

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, students will master the bases of integrated CMOS circuit design.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, tutorials, logic function SPICE simulation and VHDL FPGA programming.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Face-to-face lectures, tutorials, independent laboratory work.

Recommended or required readings

Carusone, Johns, Martin, "Analog Integrated Circuit Design", Wiley, 2011.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination (60%)
Written report of the lab project (40%)

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Jean-Michel Redouté

Adaptation of teaching commitments following the COVID-19 pandemic for the May-June 2020 session

Teaching methods implemented : distance-learning

The lecture slides, lecture recordings, TP descriptions and solutions are available on this website.
The project presentation will be replaced by a remote evaluation: kindly refer here below for more information.

Assessment subjects

The exam will cover the content that we have seen during the lectures and the practical sessions (TPs).  The exam will consist of:
1) a theoretical part (multiple choice questions). 2) an exercise part (multiple choice questions and open questions requiring a short answer).
The project presentation will be replaced by an evaluation: to this end, please send Hervé and Gabriel per email, by Friday the 15th of May, the following three items:
1) a report describing the project (max 10 pages, 5 is optimal). 2) a short and basic video (no need for fancy stuff) made by one of the group members (5-10 minutes) to explain very briefly what the FPGA code is doing, how we should run the program, and how the objectives set out at the onset have been achieved. 3) the FPGA code (please use comments where needed so as to make this readable)
Allow me to emphasize the need to work on this project remotely, i.e. sharing code online. Also, please do not integrate / foresee extra hardware to work on top of the original FPGA board you have received (as we would not be able to run your code on our boards otherwise).
The marks distribution for this unit is similar to what has been mentioned originally: 40% project / 60% exam. The exam mark distribution will be 50% theory and 50% exercises.

Assessment methods

Refer to here above.


Jean-Michel Redouté