Seminar on Topics in Electronic Design Automation

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2023/24
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline


Admission information

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Note: Students have to choose a seminar topic BEFORE the introduction lesson. To do so, students directly contact the supervisor of the topic they are interested in. Topics are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. The supervisor needs to confirm that a topic has been assigned to the student. First after the confirmation the students is considered to be registered for the seminar. For a list of topics refer to the following link:


At the end of the seminar, the students are able to present a new idea or an existing approach in the area of computer-aided circuit and system design in an understandable and convincing manner. For this purpose, the following competencies will be acquired: * The students are able to independently familiarize themselves with a scientific topic in the field of electronic design automation * The students are able to present their topic in a structured way according to problem formulation, state of the art, goals, methods and results. * The students can present their topic, according to the above mentinoned structure, orally in form of a presentation, visually as a poster and with a set of slides, and in form of a writen report.


Specific seminar topics in the area of electronic design automation will be offered. Examples are analog design methodology, digital design methodology, layout synthesis, and system-level design methodology. The students work independently on a scientific topic and write a paper of 4 pages. At the end of the seminar, the students present their topic during a scientific talk. In a subsequent discussion the topic will be treated in-depth.


No specific previous knowledge required.

Teaching and learning methods

Learning method: Students elaborate a given scientific topic by themselves and are advised by a research assistant. Teaching method: Introductory lessons will be given, which cover advice on the work procedure during the seminar, scientific writing techniques as well as the preparation of an oral presentation. The students discuss further (specific) details with the advising research assistants on an individual basis. Media: All current techniques for preparing and presenting papers and talks will be applied, e.g. - blackboard, whiteboard - electronic slides, beamer - electronic word processing - electronic slide processing


The examination is based on a scientific elaboration. This examination consist of a written part (50%) in form of a paper (4 pages), and of an oral part (50%) in form a presentation of approximatly 30 minutes (including a subsequent discussion). Through the scientific elaboration students show that they can prepare, structure and present, e.g., the state-of-the-art, a new idea or an existing approach in the area of electronic design automation.

Recommended literature

A set of topics and related literature is given at the start of the course. Each participant selects his/her topic.


Topics - closed

There are currently no topics available. Topics for the winter term 24/25 will be posted at the beginning of the term.