FEKT-MPC-VFOAcad. year: 2021/2022
The content is the design of passive and active circuits from the discrete lumped and distributed elements up to GHz frequencies and the introduction to the design of the radio-frequency integrated circuits.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Student will be able: (a) to design common radio frequency circuits in modern transceivers; (b) perform numerical calculations for given specifications and computer simulation for the functionality verification.
The student should be able to:
- explain basics of electronic circuits and electromagnetic waves and transmission lines (inductance, capacitance, impedance, reflection coefficient, Smith chart, standing wave ratio)
- analyze basic electronic circuits with passive components
- calculate with complex numbers and logarithms
- know the characteristics of the parallel and serial resonant circuits
- know calssical classes of amplifiers and calculate operating point circuits
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
GILMORE, Rowan. a Les. BESSER. Practical RF circuit design for modern wireless systems. Vol. I. Boston, MA: Artech House, c2003. ISBN 1-58053-521-6. (EN)
GILMORE, Rowan. a Les. BESSER. Practical RF circuit design for modern wireless systems. Vol. II. Boston, MA: Artech House, c2003. ISBN 1-58053-522-4. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1. Passive RF filters with lumped elements.
2. Passive RF filters with distributed elements.
3. Noise, noise sources and noise contribution estimation in the transceiver's frontend.
4. Non-linear RF circuit parameters.
5. RF amplifier design.
6. Low noise amplifier design.
7. Linear power amplifiers.
8. Non-linear power amplifiers.
9. Design of the frequency references and voltage controlled oscillators.
10. Passive and active mixers design.
11. Regulation loops in the RF circuits.
12. Elementary microwave integrated circuits.
13. Properties and measurement of microwave integrated circuits.
The aim of the course is to get students acquainted with the theory of analysis and synthesis of the modern radio-frequency transceivers.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme MPC-EKT Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory