MSc thesis project proposal

[2024] Projects with Prof. Makinwa

Master thesis projects on the following topics are available:

  • Zoom ADCs for Audio Applications (TUD)
  • On-Chip Frequency References (Infineon)
  • High-Linearity Instrumentation Amplifiers (ADI, Munich)
  • Stress-Insensitive Precision Voltage References (ADI, Munich)
  • High-Resolution Wide-Bandwidth Sigma-Delta ADCs (NXP)
  • Energy-Efficient Temperature Sensors (ADI/TUD)
  • Intrinsically Accurate Temperature Sensors (ADI/TUD)


In 12 months, you will learn how to

  • Design CMOS analog and mixed-signal systems
  • Perform circuit simulations with Spectre
  • Layout your design and then re-simulate the extracted layout
  • Tape-out your design and measure the resulting chip
  • How to present your work effectively (and maybe publish a paper)

In most cases, a stipend will be provided.
All projects are 60ECTS (extra project + thesis project).
Unless specifically indicated, all projects can be done in Delft.
For further information, please contact Prof. Makinwa


Good grades in the following courses are a must,

  • Measurement & Instrumentation
  • Analog Fundamentals
  • Analog CMOS Design I & II
  • Nyquist-Rate Data Converters
  • Oversampled Data Converters

Together with a strong intrinsic motivation!


prof.dr. Kofi Makinwa

Electronic Instrumentation Group

Department of Microelectronics

Last modified: 2024-02-09