Advanced Microelectronic systems: selected topics

Higher education teachers: Strle Drago
Collaborators: Pleteršek Anton
Credits: 5
Subject code: 64828

Subject description


  • Enrolment in III. Stage of Bologna program,
  • Finished program of electronics or appropriate knowledge of design of mixed signal integrated electronic systems and design of analogue and digital integrated circuits and systems.

Content (Syllabus outline):

The course is continuation of content of subject Microelectronic systems.

The content includes modern innovative architectures of mixed signal analogue/digital integrated systems in deep sub-micro-meter CMOS and BiCMOS technologies (<90nm) with all restrictions and modelling problems related to modern technologies. Problems related to complexity and low supply voltage require special attention for digital, analogue and mixed-signal circuit implementation. Important part is built-in-self-test (BIST) and cointegration fo sensors and electronics.

The course will be divided in three main directions:

  • The design of low/high voltage integrated systems including high frequency and low noise dynamic systems in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies,
  • Cointegration of MEMS/NEMS sensors togather with VLSI integrated system including also modelling and verification methodologies
  • Testing of modern complex microelectronic systems including BIST methods for mixed-signal integrated systems

Each direction is based on the lectures, followed by seminar work, which is the basis for the individual research work.

Objectives and competences:

The goal of the program is to deepen the understanding of possibilities and limitations related to the design of VLSI microelectronics-nanoelectronic systems in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies and prepare the students for individual research in the field.

Intended learning outcomes:

The students learn the modern trends of design methodologies and tools used for the design of microelectronic and/or nano-electronic systems and modules in modern CMOS and BiCMOS technologies including the problems related to modern technologies. The competences include also co-integration of sensors and electronics as well as BIST (built in self test).

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures, Seminars, Individual research work in selected

Study materials

  1. F. Maloberti, “Data Cnverters, ” Springer, 2007
  2. R.J. Baker, »CMOS Mixed-Signal Circuit Design«, Wiley, 2009.
  3. R. J. Baker, “CMOS Circuti design, Layout and simulation, “ Wiley interscience, 2010
  4. S. Voinigescu, »High Frequency Integrated Circuits, « Cambridge University press, 2011
  5. P. J. Ashenden, G. D. Peterson, “System Designer's Guide to VHDL-AMS: Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Mixed-Technology Modeling, ” Elsevier, 2003.
  6. V. Kempe, »Inertial MEMS: principles and practices,« Cambridge University press, 2011.
  7. M. Burns, G.W.Roberts, “ An Introduction to Mixed-signal IC test and Mesurements, “ Oxford University press, 2011.