Circuit design

Structure Type: Course
Code: KL04BT42020
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Stenberg, Seppo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
TITE-2013   3 autumn   3.0   2015-08-01   2015-12-31  
TITE-2014   3 autumn   3.0   2016-08-01   2016-12-31  
TITE-2015   3 autumn   3.0   2017-08-01   2017-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will define main application areas and classification of programmable logic devices. Students will be able to develop and design using standard hardware description language, VHDL or Verilog. Additionally students will be able to explain process technologies of integrated circuits as well as verify the various phases involved in the production process of semiconductors.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 80 h
- of which scheduled studies: 40 h
- of which autonomous studies: 40 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


- Production process of semiconductors: from silicon wafer to IC circuit
- Programmable logic devices, FPGA
- Features of and tools for designing FPGA and ASIC circuits
- Hardware description languages, VHDL and Verilog

Recommended or Required Reading

- Online material
- Data books
- Independent information acquisition

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and exercises

Assessment Criteria

Excellent 5
The student will do the job of the course assignments perfectly. The student is very well familiar with subjects.
Good 4-3
The student will do the job of the course assignments well. The student is very familiar with subjects.
Satisfactory 2-1
The student will do the job of the course assignments successfully. The student is very sufficiently familiar with subjects

Assessment Methods

Approved assignment and an examination