Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Design and layout of integrated CMOS circuits

Overall Course Objectives

To enable the student to conduct a complete design of integrated analog circuitry from a given specification through schematic design and analysis to a layout ready for manufacturing.

Learning Objectives

  • Synthesize an operational amplifier according to a certain specification in a CMOS process
  • Use a schematic editor and a simulation environment for design and analysis of analog circuitry
  • Analyze the performance of the design circuit in all process corners
  • Correlate simulated results with calculated values based on a small signal equivalent of the operational amplifier
  • Use a layout editor for making layout of analog circuitry
  • Identify the parts of the design critical to matching and make layout that ensures good matching for these parts
  • Use a DRC tool (Design Rule Checking) to ensure the design fulfills the design rules
  • Use a LVS tool (Layout Versus Schematic) to ensure the layout matches the schematic design
  • Design a simple padring for the design at schematic level
  • Document the work in a final report

Course Content

The course is conducted as a project where the students work in groups of 2. During the project status and review meeting will be held where the students exchange experiences and help each other with various challenges and problems. During the project lectures will be given in selected topics.

The course treats analog circuits, schematic design, layout, computer simulations (DC; AC, transient), design rule check (DRC), layout versus schematic (LVS)

Recommended prerequisites

Course 31630 or course 34630/31631 and 34655/31632 or courses with a similar content

Teaching Method

Individual project work, status and review meetings and lectures.



E-learning is used in the form of web-based tools and digital exam.

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3 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 34656
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 23
Semester end Week 26
Days Mon-fri 8:00-17:00

7.500,00 DKK