A System-Level Mixed-Signal Design Course
Paper in proceeding, 2015

We describe a system-level mixed-signal design course aimed at MSc-level students of embedded-system design. In order to cover a broad area and to reach students with varying backgrounds, we avoid detailed circuit-level discussions in favor of considerations of trade-offs at the system level. Following constructive-alignment principles, the course is built around a lab series which illustrates the fundamental topics covered. Two unusual features are the two-phase lab report submission and the dual oral/sit-down exams. Both features are generally appreciated by the students and contribute to a high pass/fail ratio and excellent student satisfaction.


Lars Svensson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Computer Engineering (Chalmers)

Lena Peterson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Computer Engineering (Chalmers)

10th IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics Systems Education, MSE 2015, Pittsburgh, United States, 20-21 May 2015

978-1-4799-9913-2 (ISBN)

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering





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