IL2238 Fundamentals of Integrated Electronics 7.5 credits

Integrerad elektronik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course will focus on the following topics:

Introduction to integrated electronic systems; Integration approaches and issues; MOS and BJT device models; basic analog and digital blocks; Amplifiers and curent mirrors; Frequency response; Noise; Feedback; Stability and frequency compensation; Nonlinearity and mismatch; Layout techniques.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of this course is to provide the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques for designing integrated electronic systems, which include analog, radio, mixed-signal and digital blocks. Most common integration approaches are given using examples. The course is also intended to provide knowledge and experience in the design of fundamental analog circuits. Experience with the professional tools used to design integrated electronics is acquired.

At the end of this course the student will be able to

  • describe the challenges and opportunities of integrated electronics
  • explain the fundamental concepts of integrated electronic systems (containing analog, radio, mixed-signal and digital blocks)
  • explain the on/off-chip design issues
  • understand and explain the theory and operation of fundamental electronic devices and circuits
  • perform small and large signal analysis
  • design, simulate and analyze fundamental CMOS analog circuits, such as amplifiers, which are used in  electronic systems
  • evaluate the performance of fundamental analog circuits
  • use professional CAD tools for designing and evaluating integrated circuits.

Course Disposition

This course comprises:

  • lectures (12 x 2hours)
  • tutorials and exercises (6 x 2hours).

The exercises complement the lectures by detailed analysis of some examples, and the tutorials allow students to learn circuit design, simulation, analysis and evaluation techniques using professional CAD tools and standard CMOS process technologies and design kits.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic courses in circuit theory, signal processing, analog and digital circuits.

Recommended prerequisites

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Behzad Razavi, "Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits", McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2001

Jan M. Rabaey, Anantha Chandrakasan, Borivoje Nikolic, "Digital Integrated Circuits", Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, 2003

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The project consists of designing a fundamental analog circuit. The results of this project include a written report and an oral presentation, where the design is presented and disscussed.

Other requirements for final grade *

The grade for the course is calculated as a weighted average where the grade E-A are given a value of 1-5. Roundhalfs up.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ana Rusu

Further information

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Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

IL2220 and IL2221


Ana Rusu

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: