IL2237 Electronic Systems Design 7.5 credits


  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of this course is to provide a coherent knowledge and practical hints of relevant issues of physical (hardware) architecture design (at printed circuits board level & higher levels) of complex electronic systems.

After the course the students should be able to:

  • Explain and apply basic principles and guidelines of physical architecture design for complex electronic systems, from printed circuits board (PCB) level to higher levels.
  • Design PCB's with consideration of signal integrity and impedance matching.
  • Analyze and budget the system noise.
  • Design power distribution and analyze power supply related noises.
  • Design impedance matching network for RF electronic systems.
  • Analyze the influence of interconnects at different levels on electronic system performance.
  • Analyze EMC/EMI in electronic systems.
  • Model the performance of electronic system.

Course main content

  1. Interconnections as transmission lines
  2. Packaging elements modeling
  3. System noise and noise budgeting
  4. Signal integrity in high speed electronic systems
  5. Power supply: noise, distribution and decoupling
  6. RF design fundamentals and impedance matching
  7. High speed PCB level design and higher level design
  8. EMC/EMI fundamentals and sheilding design
  9. Perfomance modeling and conceptual design of electronic systems    


Basic knowledge on circuit theory, digital and analog electronics, from courses e.g. such as IE1204 Digital Design/IE1205 Digital Design and IE1202 Analog Electronics.


Stephen H. Hall et al: High-Speed Digital System Design, Wiley Publishers, ISBN: 0-471-36090-2

Lecture Notes


  • LAB1 - Laboratory, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems


Carl-Mikael Zetterling <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.