Guías Docentes Electrónicas
1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
First semester
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: RAQUEL CERVIGON ABAD - Group(s): 30 
Phone number
Office hours
E. Politécnica Cuenca (0.05)
It will be published in the corresponding application of the UCLM Virtual Secretary.

2. Pre-Requisites

No prerequisites, except those imposed by the general curriculum. However, it is recommended to have basic knowledge about the manufacture of integrated circuits.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

The design of circuits and digital systems is an issue of crucial importance in today's society, whose technological base is based, to a large extent, on integrated circuits based on silicon MOSFET transistors. The subject addresses aspects of structured design, such as the circuit and systems test. The aim is to provide the student with a double perspective: on the one hand, the abstract vision of the design of integrated circuits; and on the other, the technological reality of the circuits of the moment.


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E10 The ability to design and build integrated circuits.
E14 The ability to apply advanced knowledge of photonics and optoelectronics, as well as high-frequency electronics.
G01 The ability to conceptualise, calculate and design products, processes and facilities in all fields of Telecommunications Engineering.
G04 The ability to perform mathematical modelling, calculations and simulations in technology centres and engineering companies, particularly in tasks involving research, development and innovation in all areas related to Telecommunications Engineering and related multidisciplinary fields.
G07 The ability to launch, lead and manage the manufacturing processes of electronic and telecommunications equipment, guaranteeing the safety of people and assets, the final quality of products, and their standardisation.
G08 The ability to apply acquired knowledge and solve problems in new or unknown settings within wide and multidisciplinary environments while being capable of integrating knowledge.
G11 The ability to know how to communicate their conclusions and the latest supporting knowledge or data to both specialised and non-specialised audiences clearly and free from ambiguity.
G12 The ability to have the learning skills which allow them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous way.
G14 The ability to have knowledge and understanding which provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often within a research context.
G15 The ability to integrate knowledge and face the complexities of making assessments based on information which, whether incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities in the application of their knowledge and judgements.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Knowledge of the principles of operation and manufacture of microsystems and nanoelectronics.
Application of methods and resources for the design and manufacture of digital, analog and mixed integrated circuits.
Application of the appropriate simulation processes for the verification of the design of integrated circuits.
Analysis and synthesis of technical documentation.
Knowledge of MEMs devices.
Understanding of advanced concepts on the design of integrated electronic systems.
Calculation of the costs of design, manufacture and verification of integrated circuits.
Understanding of technical documentation in English and mastery of specific vocabulary in this language.
Correct use of oral and written expression to convey ideas, technologies, results, etc.
Management of the main techniques of verification and testing of integrated circuits.
Knowledge of the heterogeneous integrated systems and their applications.
Knowledge and respect of professional ethics and deontology.
Determination of the maximum operating speed of the integrated circuit depending on the technology used.
Determination of the design requirements of a circuit starting from the specifications at the system level.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Introduction to the design of analog and mixed integrated circuits.
    • Unit 1.1: Characterization of MOS transistors MOS inverter.
    • Unit 1.2: Static and dynamic behavior.
    • Unit 1.3: Combination and sequential logic.
    • Unit 1.4: Analog circuits.
    • Unit 1.5: Mixed circuits.
  • Unit 2: Verification of behavior: simulation.
    • Unit 2.1: Functional, logical and circuit level simulation.
  • Unit 3: Manufacture, testing and encapsulation of integrated circuits.
    • Unit 3.1: Functional test.
    • Unit 3.2: Diagnostic or manufacturing test.
  • Unit 4: Introduction to nanoelectronics.
    • Unit 4.1: Introduction to nanotechnology.
    • Unit 4.2: Techniques for the fabrication of nanodevices.
    • Unit 4.3: Nanomaterials: applications in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and sensors.
  • Unit 5: Practices
    • Unit 5.1: Practice 1. Introduction to the Design and Simulation of Integrated Circuits.
    • Unit 5.2: Practice 2. Design and simulation of digital integrated circuits.
    • Unit 5.3: Practice 3. Design and simulation of analog integrated circuits.
    • Unit 5.4: Practice 4. Design and simulation of mixed integrated circuits.
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences (only degrees before RD 822/2021) ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E10 E14 G01 G04 G07 G08 G12 G14 0.51 12.75 N N Theoretical lectures.
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E10 E14 G01 G04 G07 G08 G11 G12 G14 0.15 3.75 N N It will shown some demonstrations and problem solving techniques to illustrate some parts of the course.
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E10 E14 G01 G04 G07 G08 G11 G12 G14 G15 0.54 13.5 N N The students will carry on practical work according to the provided instructions. Their work will be monitored in-situ and may modulate the marks obtained in the practical part. This activity cannot be recovered.
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Guided or supervised work E10 E14 G01 G04 G07 G08 G11 G12 G14 G15 0.9 22.5 Y Y The students should hand out a report of each practical activity according to the conditions provided and even including additonal files of results and configurations. In some cases, an oral defense of the work could be demanded. Plagiarism or copying will be punished with a mark of 0 point to all the people involved.
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E10 E14 G01 G04 G07 G08 G11 G12 G14 G15 0.12 3 Y Y Final exam. This could be recovered in the fixed session of the extraordinary call.
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Self-study E10 E14 G01 G04 G07 G08 G11 G12 G14 G15 0.03 0.75 N N Personal attention to the students.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E10 E14 G01 G04 G07 G08 G11 G12 G14 G15 2.25 56.25 N N Self-study.
Total: 4.5 112.5
Total credits of in-class work: 1.35 Total class time hours: 33.75
Total credits of out of class work: 3.15 Total hours of out of class work: 78.75

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Progress Tests 60.00% 60.00% Tests and / or resolution of problems or case studies.
Laboratory sessions 40.00% 40.00% Laboratory practices and projects.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    It is necessary to have passed with flying colours (score over 4 out of 10 points) the compulsory tests set out. The student who passes the laboratory (grade higher than 5 points) will have his grade maintained during the following course, unless he voluntarily decides to repeat it. If the student does not pass the course in the next course, he will have to do the laboratory practices again.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Students who are unable to attend training activities on a regular basis, with justification, must inform the subject's teacher at the beginning of the semester and may carry out the activities and present them on the date indicated.
    The weightings indicated in the section on 'assessments' will be applied, provided that both the 'final test' and the 'laboratory practices' have obtained marks equal to or higher than 4 points; otherwise the subject will be considered as not passed.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
f the laboratory has been approved, the 'final exam' may be recovered by means of an examination on the date set by the sub-directorate of studies. The procedure for recovering the laboratory practices after the closure of the ordinary call will be published on the virtual campus, if they have not been approved in the call. The same evaluation criteria will be applied as in the ordinary call.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
If the laboratory has been approved in the previous course, the 'final exam' may be made up by an examination on a date set by the Sub-directorate of Studies.
Otherwise, the student will have to take two exams, one of theory and another of laboratory, on the date fixed by the subdirectorate of studies, with the same weighting as the ordinary and extraordinary call.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Guided or supervised work] 22.5
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 3
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Self-study] .75
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 56.25

Unit 1 (de 5): Introduction to the design of analog and mixed integrated circuits.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5.75
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2.5

Unit 2 (de 5): Verification of behavior: simulation.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1.25

Unit 3 (de 5): Manufacture, testing and encapsulation of integrated circuits.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2

Unit 4 (de 5): Introduction to nanoelectronics.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2

Unit 5 (de 5): Practices
Activities Hours
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 13.5

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: Units will be taught consecutively along the real calendar of the term in which the course is placed. The planning of the course could slightly change to be adapted to the appropriate progress of the class. During the beginning of the term, the weekly planning will be published in virtual campus.
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Behzad Razavi Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits McGraw Hill 978-0072380323 2000  
George I. Bourdopoulos, Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Vassilis Anastassopoulos, Theodore L. Deliyannis Delta-Sigma modulators: Modeling, Design and Applications Imperial College Press 978-1860943690 2003  
Jan M.Rabaey, A. Chandrakasan and B. Nikolic. Digital Integrated Circuits. A Design Perspective Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. 2nd Edition. 978-0130909961 2003  
Neil Weste and David Harris CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. 4th Edition. 978-0321547743 2010  
Paul R. Gray, Paul J. Hurst, Stephen H. Lewis, Robert G. Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits John Wiley & Sons 978-0470245996 2009  
R. Jacob Baker CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation Wiley-IEEE Press. 3rd Edition 978-0470881323 2010  
Santosh K. Kurinec, Krzysztof Iniewski Nanoscale Semiconductor Memories: Technology and Applications (Devices, Circuits, and Systems 978-1466560604 2013  

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