Project groups

Respectively WS + SS Project Nanoelectronics

Course No.: L.048.28015

Type: Project group

Credits: 9

Semester: Summer- und winter semester

Schedule and Location:

introduction meeting monday 16.10.17, 1:45pm, room F0.530

Short description

Design of Integrated Circuits for High Speed Clock and Data Recovery Circuits


Clock and data recovery (CDR) circuits are commonly used in both wireless and wireline communication integrated circuits (IC). The two main purposes of the CDR circuits are to recover the clock from the received data and to retime the data for further processing. CDR circuits are based on either phase locked loop (PLL) or delay locked loop (DLL). The aim of this project is to design the circuit components of a CDR PLL and a CDR DLL at a data rate of 6.666 Gbps. Each partici¬pant of the project will design one component of a CDR circuit such as a phase detector, voltage-controlled oscillator, voltage controlled delay line etc. The design of the component will include schematic design and simulation as well as chip layout. The target semiconductor technology will be the 65 nm CMOS technology from TSMC. Circuit simulation and layout design will be carried out using Spectre simulator and Virtuoso Layout tools respectively from Cadence Design System.


  • Learn to use modern IC design software
  • Develop a circuit component from schematic to layout in a modern CMOS technology from a commercial foundary
  • Cooperate with other students in the team to define and design circuit interfaces
  • Present results in a review meeting and in a written report


The participation in one of the following lecture courses is considered mandatory for participation in Project Nanoelectronics:

  • Lecture course „Schaltungstechnik“ from „Bachelor Electrical Engineering“ program of UPB.
  • Lecture course „Circuit and System Design“ from „Electrical Systems Engineering“ or “Computer Engineering” programs of UPB.
  • Other relevant and comparable circuit design oriented lecture courses from another university.

Participation in the following lecture courses offered in UPB is considered advantageous but not mandatory: „Fast integrated circuits for digital communications“ (Prof. Scheytt), „Integrated circuits for wireless communications“ (Prof. Scheytt), „Analoge CMOS Schaltkreise“ (Prof. Thiede) or „Theorie und Anwendung von Phasenregelkreisen“ (Prof. Hilleringmann).

Teaching staff:

M.Sc. Abdul Rahman Javed


Description as PDF-Document

Respectively WS + SS Electronic System Design / Mixed Signal Design

Course No.: L.048.98503 / L.048.98504 / L.048.98032 /


Type: Project group

Credits: 9

Semester: Winter semester potentially extended to 12 months

Schedule and Location:

kick-o meeting: October 11th, 12-14h, F1.406

Short description

circuit design


The System and Circuit Technology group in collaboration with the Distributed Embedded Systems group offer a Project Group on the topic of visible light communication (VLC) for vehicular networking.
Vehicular VLC offers a new communication opportunity for vehicular networking applications. The majority of the proposed vehicular networking applications have been based on RF communication, namely WLAN or cellular technologies. However due to the scarce RF spectrum, VLC has been considered as an access technology too.
Besides the huge and license-free spectrum, VLC has other advantages. It allows secure communication since the communication link is directional and any interception cannot go unnoticed. On the other hand in an outdoor scenario, such as car-to-car communication, VLC is susceptible to ambient light and weather conditions.
The objective of this project group is to improve and build upon the VLC prototype consisting of a
transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) inherited from a previous project work.

Teaching staff:

Agon Memedi,

Claas Tebruegge,

Christian Kress,


Description as PDF-Document

WS Applied programming

Course No.: L.048.10502

Contact: Dr. Wolfgang Müller

Type: 2P

Credits: 2

Semester: Wintersemester

Schedule and Location:

Block course, t.b.a., whole-time


In this course the learned knowledge about programming with C / C ++ given in the lecture data processing is practically applied and demonstrated with a software application based on a practical task in small groups under the guidance of tutors. The course is offered as a block course and carried out by several departments of the institute of electrical engineering at the same time with different tasks. The current dates will be announced in PAUL.

The assignment is done through a written project report.

Respectively SS+WS High-Frequency-IC-design

Course No.: L.048.28033

High frequency IC design

Do not register for the project group „High-frequency-IC-design“ at this point but refer to other project groups of our chair instead. Currently there are no topics offered for this project group.
New topics for this project group will be offered whenever there will be demand from one off our research projects.