Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Electronic Engineering (cod. 0934)

Learning outcomes

Circuit level design and verification by electrical level and Monte Carlo simulations performed by the tool HSPICE. Circuit reliability analysis by electrical level simulations performed by the tool HSPICE. System integration and synthesis performed by the tool Synopsys Design Compiler. System reliability evaluation by fault injection and simulation performed by the tool Synopsys Tetramax. System implementation by Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) performed by the Xilinx implementation tool.

Course contents

Exercize of analysis and design of high reliability circuits and systems to be performed using CAD tools (such as HSPICE and/or Synpsys Design Compiler).


Technical papers from IEEE publications, varying based on the assigned project.

Teaching methods

Supervision of the project.

Assessment methods

Evaluation of a project final report.

Teaching tools

CAD tools for the design of electronic circuits and systems.

Office hours

See the website of Cecilia Metra