Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

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    IC and MEMS design

    A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: IC és MEMS tervezés

    Last updated: 2019. május 6.

    Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

    Major in Electrical Engineering

    EU Erasmus Mundus Joint International

    Master in Smart Systems Integration

    MSc course

    Course ID Semester Assessment Credit Tantárgyfélév
    VIEEM164 1 2/1/0/v 4  
    3. Course coordinator and department Dr. Takács Gábor,
    4. Instructors




    Dr. Gábor TAKÁCS

    assistant professor

    Department of Electron Devices

    Dr. András POPPE

    associate professor

    Department of Electron Devices

    Dr. Ferenc ENDER

    associate professor

    Department of Electron Devices

    5. Required knowledge

    6. Pre-requisites
    NEM ( TárgyEredmény( "BMEVIEEMA02" , "jegy" , _ ) >= 2
    VAGY TárgyEredmény("BMEVIEEMA02", "FELVETEL", AktualisFelev()) > 0
    VAGY TárgyEredmény( "BMEVIEEMB00" , "jegy" , _ ) >= 2
    VAGY TárgyEredmény("BMEVIEEMB00", "FELVETEL", AktualisFelev()) > 0 )

    A fenti forma a Neptun sajátja, ezen technikai okokból nem változtattunk.

    A kötelező előtanulmányi rend az adott szak honlapján és képzési programjában található.

    7. Objectives, learning outcomes and obtained knowledge

    The goal of the subject is to present the students the methodology of the design of modern analog/mixed signal and MEMS integrated circuits, the tools and modern developer softwares, and the basic design steps. The subject includes the description of architecture and functions of modern CAD softwares, and it presents the design methods of MEMS devices.

    8. Synopsis

    In the frame of the subject the students get the knowledge of the basic principles and design methodology of the integrated circuits and MEMS devices. They get an overview from the system level design to the physical design. During the laboratory practices the students use industrial standard developer tools.

    Weekly breakdown:

    Week 1: Basics of system level design: FPGA, gate array, standard cell and full custom design. IC as a implementation form.

    Week 2: (C)MOS principles, design rules.

    Week 3: Implementation of basic digital gates and simple circuits on transistor level: the schematics, the layout and sizing

    Week 4: Design tools. Open design tools. Cadence Opus and Mentor design tools as examples. Designer’s database, configurations.

    Week 5: Methodology of IC design. Abstraction levels, simulations and validations. Top-down and bottom-up design methodology.

    Week 6: Standard cell IC design. Cell library. Input forms: schematics, HDL description, blocks.

    Week 7: Pre-layout simulation. Floor plan, detailed layout, post-layout simulation.

    Week 8: Design for testability. Fault models, fault detection. The D-algorithm, ATPG, DFT, Scan-Path.

    Week 9: Perspectivity of IC technology, trends. Full system integration on a single chip: passive devices and non-electronic functions.

    Week 10: Problems with Deep-submicron technology, dissipation density, temperature-aware design

    Week 11: Strategies of MEMS design. Presentation of different application specific design methodologies through different examples.

    Week 12: Coupled physical modelling, multi-domain models,

    Week 13: Modelling and simulation of MEMS devices. Numeric methods (Finite Element Analysis, Reduced Order Modelling, multi-physics simulations).

    Week 14: General physical simulation softwares, MEMS design software tools.

    9. Method of instruction

    Theory, computer laboratory.

    10. Assessment


    a.       In the lecturing period:


    One midterm test. The condition of the signature is achieving minimum fair level at the test.


    b.           In the exam period:


    Oral exam.


    c.            Pre-exam:




    11. Recaps

    To repeat the test one occasion is assured during the lecture period.

    12. Consultations

    Consultation is assured every week. The time and place of the consultation will be agreed with the students. Before the test special consultation will be offered.

    13. References, textbooks and resources

    Wai-Kai Chen , ”The VLSI handbook”, CRC Press LLC, 2000. ISBN 0-8493-8593-8

    Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, ”MEMS Design and Fabrication”, CRC Press LLC, 2006. ISBN 0-8493-9138-5

    Stephen D. Senturia, „Microsystem design” Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2002. ISBN 0-7923-7246-8

    Lecture notes on

    14. Required learning hours and assignment



    Prep. for lectures


    Prep. for practices


    Prep. for labs


    Prep for midterm test






    Prep. for exam




    15. Syllabus prepared by




    Dr. György BOGNÁR

    associate professor

    Dept. of Electron Devices

    Dr. Péter GÄRTNER

    h. associate professor 

    Dept. of Electron Devices

    Dr. Sándor RESS

    associate professor     

    Dept. of Electron Devices

    Dr. Péter SZABÓ

    associate professor

    Dept. of Electron Devices

    Dr. Gábor TAKÁCS

    assistant professor

    Dept. of Electron Devices