Test and measurement of integrated circuits, 6 credits

Test och mätning av integrerade kretsar, 6 hp

TSEK07

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Alireza Saberkari

Director of studies or equivalent

Mikael Olofsson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 34 h
Recommended self-study hours: 126 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Chinese 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Chinese (Communication) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Chinese (System-on-Chip) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, French 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, French (Electronics) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, French (System-on-Chip) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, German 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, German (Electronics) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, German (System-on-Chip) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Japanese 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Japanese (Electronics) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Japanese (System-on-Chip) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Spanish 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Spanish (Electronics) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Spanish (System-on-Chip) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (Electronics) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (System-on-Chip) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (Electronics) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (System-on-chip) 9 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping E
6MELE Electronics Engineering, Master's Programme (Analogue/Digital and RF IC Design) 3 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping C
6MELE Electronics Engineering, Master's Programme (System-on-Chip) 3 (Autumn 2023) 2 1 English Linköping C

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Specific information

The course can not be included in a degree together with TSEK11.

Course offered for

  • Master's Programme in Electronics Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Master of Science in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives students practical knowledge of signal integrity and high frequency measurements as well as knowledge of systematic PCB design. After the end of the course, the students are expected to:

  • Explain the concept of time domain reflectometry and its application in impedance measurement and signal integrity
  • Get knowledge of time domain versus frequency domain measurement
  • Understand how to work with different measuring instruments like spectrum analyzer, vector network analyzer, and time domain reflectometer
  • Perform PCB design using professional CAD tools
  • Evaluate and measure the parameters of high-speed integrated circuits

Course content

The course will focus on these topics:

  • Transmission lines and matching networks
  • Concept of scattering parameters
  • Concept of time domain reflectometry and its application in signal integrity
  • Frequency domain measuring instruments for test and validation of high frequency devices
  • Systematic PCB design
  • Evaluation and measurement based on the implemented IC and PCB

Teaching and working methods

This course comprises lectures, laboratory exercises, and project work. The laboratory exercises allow students to learn systematic design of a PCB, simulations, and evaluation techniques utilizing professional CAD tools. Also, as their project work, students are supposed to design their own PCBs for the evaluation of an integrated circuit, which is given to them, and perform measurement to characterize the specifications of the IC.

Examination

PRA1Project work and oral presentation4 creditsU, G
LAB1Laboratory Work2 creditsU, G

Grades for examination modules are decided in accordance with the assessment criteria presented at the start of the course.

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Other information

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is “Swedish”, the course as a whole could be given in Swedish, or partly in English. Examination language is Swedish, but parts of the examination can be in English.
  • If teaching language is “English”, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.
  • If teaching language is “Swedish/English”, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English depending on teaching language.

Other

The course is conducted in a manner where both men's and women's experience and knowledge are made visible and developed. 

The planning and implementation of a course should correspond to the course syllabus. The course evaluation should therefore be conducted with the course syllabus as a starting point. 

The course is campus-based at the location specified for the course, unless otherwise stated under “Teaching and working methods”. Please note, in a campus-based course occasional remote sessions could be included.  

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

Department

Institutionen för systemteknik

Course literature

Books

  • Resso, Mike, Sonstige, (2009) Signal integrity characterization techniques
    ISBN: 9781931695930, 1931695938
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PRA1 Project work and oral presentation 4 credits U, G
LAB1 Laboratory Work 2 credits U, G

Grades for examination modules are decided in accordance with the assessment criteria presented at the start of the course.

Books

Resso, Mike, Sonstige, (2009) Signal integrity characterization techniques

ISBN: 9781931695930, 1931695938

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork

                            
3.2 Communications

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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