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Integrated Circuit Design

Chair: ICD

Introduction

ICs are at the heart of the rapid developments in mobile telecommunications, multi-media and internet, and in numerous other applications. IC design is of large industrial importance, which is even more true for analogue circuit design, in which the European electronics industry has a leading position.

In the Integrated Circuit Design group (ICD-group) we do research on integrated transceivers in CMOS technology. This includes transmitters and receivers for wireless and wireline communication systems. We develop clever IC design techniques to realize portable, fast and energy efficient communication systems. Current projects are in the field of frequency synthesisers, radio frontends, RF beamforming and cognitive radio.

Programme mentor

prof.dr.ir. B. Nauta (Bram)
Distinguished Professor (Universiteitshoogleraar)

Compulsory courses

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191210750

System-on-Chip Design

10

1A/1B

201900007

Perspectives on Engineering Design

2,5

1B

201100137

Philosophy of Engineering: Ethics

2,5

1B

191210850

Advanced Analog IC-Electronics

5

2A

One additional compulsory course will be chosen by the programme mentor from the following list, after discussion with the student:

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191210870

Integrated Circuits and Systems for mixed signals

5

1A

191211720

Microwave Techniques

5

1B

191211500

Wireless Transceivers Electronics

5

2B

191210840

A/D Converters

5

2B

191210860

Advanced Electronics Project

5

Year

Note that courses in the table above, not part of the compulsory course programme, can still be chosen as elective.

Starting up your course programme in Integrated Circuit Design

Below we give two sets of courses as a “save choice”, one for quarter 1A and one for quarter 2A.

If you start your programme in September, you can safely choose the courses below for quarter 1A:

191210750

System-on-Chip Design (part 1)

5

191210870

Integrated Circuits and Systems for mixed signals

5

191211030

Mobile Radio Communications

5

If you start your programme in February, you can safely choose the courses below for quarter 2A:

191210850

Advanced Analog IC-Electronics

5

191211040

Electromagnetic Compatibility

5

191210950

Implementation of Digital Signal Processing

5

Website for more information

http://icd.ewi.utwente.nl/