Module Number

Module Title

Type of Module

Elective Compulsory
Work load
- Contact time
- Self study
180 h
Class time:
60 h / 4 SWS
Self study:
120 h
Duration 1 Semester
Frequency In the winter semester
Language of instruction German
Type of Exam

Written Test

Lecture type(s) Lecture, Tutorial

In this module, an overview of the semiconductor technology used and layout design is provided, and calculation methods for circuit dimensioning are introduced. Emphasis is placed on circuit simulation techniques, practicing design, analysis and selection of basic circuits, estimating limitations and costs, and estimating possible future technology developments. The lecture is organized as follows: Introduction to the terminology of integrated circuits, circuit simulation, outline of semiconductor technology and packaging, basic circuits and sizing criteria, theory of the MOS transistor.


The students understand the concepts of circuit technology for integrated, digital CMOS circuits. This enables them to understand integrated circuits and to solve the problems that frequently occur in this context in industrial practice, such as circuit dimensioning, in a results-oriented manner. Through the accompanying exercises, students deepen the knowledge imparted in the lecture by applying it to concrete problems. The independent work in small groups promotes personal responsibility and teamwork of the students.

Allocation of credits / grading
Type of Class
Type of Exam
Exam duration
of Module (%)
Prerequisite for participation There are no specific prerequisites.
Lecturer / Other

Rabaey, Chandrakasan, Nikolic: Digital Integrated Circuits, a design perspective; 2nd ed. Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, 2003. J. Lienig: Layoutsynthese elektronischer Schaltungen; Springer, 2006.

Last offered -
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Assigned Study Areas BIOINFM2510, INFM2510, INFM3310, MDZINFM2510, MEINFM3210