Design of Radio-frequency and Microwave Integrated Circuits
Understanding of the concepts and techniques used in the design of passive structures, active circuits, principles of operation and physical mechanisms at radio and microwave frequencies. Understanding how to analyse and design circuits at radio and microwave frequencies.
- Explain the characteristics and design microstrip, slotline and coplanar transmission lines.
- Explain the influence of parasitic components of active and passive elements.
- Explain the operation of basic RF and microwave circuits.
- Design matching networks.
- Design low noise amplifiers.
- Design power amplifiers.
Forms of Teaching
Mid-term exam and final exam
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Seminar/Project||20 %||60 %||20 %||60 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||0 %||20 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||20 %||10 %|
|Final Exam: Oral||10 %|
|Exam: Written||20 %||20 %|
|Exam: Oral||20 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- Introduction. Integrated circuit technology.
- Modelling of passive and active components.
- Planar transmission lines: microstrip, slotline and coplanar.
- Passive circuits: matching networks, filters and directional couplers.
- PIN-switches, detectors.
- Amplifiers. Biasing circuits. Low noise amplifiers.
- Power amplifiers.
- Balanced amplifiers and parallel amplifier operation.
- Mixers and frequency multipliers
- Mixers and frequency multipliers (2nd part)
- RF and microwave oscillators.
- PLL - phase lock loop
- Optical transceiver circuits: multiplexer, demultiplxer, clock recovery.
- Integrated circuits for wireless communication systems.
- Tools for RF and microwave design.