Module Number

Module Title

Chip-Design (Practical Course)
Type of Module

Elective Compulsory
Work load
- Contact time
- Self study
90 h
Class time:
30 h / 2 SWS
Self study:
60 h
Duration 1 Semester
Frequency In the winter semester
Language of instruction German
Type of Exam

Written Test

Lecture type(s) Practical Course

The aim of the practical course is the computer-aided application of essential concepts for the circuit design of integrated circuits (chip design) taught in lecture and tutorial. In the course of the internship, students can learn how complex chips are developed using state-of-the-art design tools. In cooperation with the company Cadence, the participants gain insight into the MMSIM technology and learn the practical handling of the current custom design platform Virtuoso and the visualization tool Viva. The practical course is structured as follows: Modeling of components and basic circuits, Generation of netlists, Use of different types of circuit simulation analysis, Circuit simulation of SPICE descriptions with Cadence Virtuoso Spectre, Analysis and consideration of physical phenomena such as threshold voltage and substrate effect, Determination of subthreshold currents and static dissipation, Simulation-based circuit dimensioning.


goals 3312

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 unknown
Planned for currently not planned
Assigned Study Areas BIOINFM2510, INFM2510, INFM3310, MDZINFM2510, MEINFM3210