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Mixed Signal CMOS Chip Design

You would like to learn more about analog and digital circuit simulation techniques and understand how complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) chip design works? In this module, you will learn the working princples and applications of analog and digital circuit simulation techniques and learn about implementation issues of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs).

  • Gain basic knowledge in the area of circuit simulation techniques
  • Flexible blended learning format
  • Study while you work

Dates / Location / Cost

DateLocation Costs
01.04.2022 - 30.09.2022
Course ID: UUL_SST_Chipdesign_202204
Online 780,00 

Institution and Location


School of Advanced Professional Studies Ulm University


University of Ulm

Target Audience and Prerequisites

Target Audience

This module is aimed at bachelor, diploma or state examination graduates with solid basic knowledge in an engineering subject, technical computer science or physics, who would like to deal intensively with issues relating to sensor technology and systems engineering.


Prerequisite is a first university degree e.g. bachelor, diploma, state examination etc. in a technical subject. Content-related prerequisites include fundamentals of CMOS technology, analog circuit design, and digital circuit design.

Content and Learning Objectives


  • analog simulation
  • digital simulation
  • mixed-signal- und co-simulation
  • design for reliability
  • design for testability
  • CMOS layout, floorplanning, standart-cells
  • Layout parasitic extraction and verification
  • Packaging and board design

Programme Details

The online study takes place in self-study and in the form of group work. For self-study, video lectures are available, which clearly present the module content, and a detailed script. The reader-friendly script is prepared according to the didactic concept of the University of Ulm for part-time participants: it contains, for example, learning stops, multiple-choice questions, exercises, etc.

Your mentor will offer you online consultation sessions at regular intervals to support you in working through the learning material. An online forum for exchange with the other participants will also be available.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the module, participants will be able to:

  • describe the operation of analog and digital circuit simulation techniques
  • build a nodal admittance matrix from a given circuit and know the operation and applications of the three main analog simulation types: DC, AC, and Transient
  • understand linearization of device models and Newton-Raphson integration
  • describe process variations and device mismatch and use worst-case corner modeling and statistical evaluation methods for yield optimization and design centering
  • elaborate the difference between cycle-based and event-driven digital simulation techniques
  • understand and apply computer aided design (CAD) and algorithms

Course Format, Certification, Quality Assurance

Course Format



Upon successful completion of the module, you will receive a certificate as well as a supplement that lists the contents of the module as an overview.


The module requires a total of 120 hours of workload.

Creditpoints (ECTS)



Deutsch / English

Dates and Deadlines

Course Dates

The exact dates for the classroom sessions as well as the exam dates are yet to be announced.




Dr.-Ing. Joachim Becker, Group Leader in the Institute of Microelectronics, Ulm University

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