Radiofrequency Integrated Circuits

Course Description

Introduction. Building blocks of radiofrequency integrated circuits. Component models. Analysis and design of small signal amplifiers. Analysis and design of low-noise amplifiers. Low-noise matching. Amplifiers in class A, B, AB, C, D, E i F. Distributed amplifiers. Amplifier linearization techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the operation of basic building blocks of radiofrequency integrated circuits
  2. Analyze and design single-stage and low-noise amplifiers
  3. Explain amplifier matching for low-noise
  4. Explain amplifier operation in class A, B, AB and C
  5. Explain amplifier operation in class D, E i F
  6. Explain distributed amplifier operation

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures

Independent assignments

Seminar

Laboratory

Lab exercises

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 4 % 10 % 4 % 10 %
Seminar/Project 4 % 10 % 4 % 10 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 10 % 30 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 10 % 30 %
Final Exam: Oral 20 %
Exam: Written 10 % 40 %
Exam: Oral 40 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Typical applications, challenges, manufacturing technology
  2. Building blocks of radiofrequency integrated circuits (transistors, resistors, capacitors, inductors)
  3. Radiofrequency models of components
  4. Small signal amplifier analysis (MOS, bipolar)
  5. Low-noise amplifier specifications
  6. Configurations of low-noise amplifiers
  7. Analysis and design of low-noise amplifiers
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Matching for low noise
  10. Distributed amplifiers
  11. Class A, class B, class AB and class C amplifiers
  12. Class D, class E and class F amplifiers
  13. Class D, class E and class F amplifiers
  14. Amplifier linearization techniques
  15. Final exam

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Literature

Thomas H. Lee (2004.), The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press
Behzad Razavi (2011.), RF Microelectronics, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall
David M. Pozar (2011.), Microwave Engineering, 4th ed., Wiley-Interscience

For students

General

ID 222668
  Winter semester
5 ECTS
L2 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
8 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

87 Excellent
75 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable