RF Integrated Circuit Design

EC ENGR X 457.25

Learn the design of radio-frequency integrated circuits used for wireless communications. This class focuses on theoretical and practical RF circuit design techniques from architecture down to transistor level circuit design.

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Fall
Spring
Online
Starting at $999.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn design of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs)
  • Understand fundamental concepts in RF design, harmonic distortion, noise, impedance transformation, Smith Charts, and s-parameters
  • Study transceiver architectures and low noise amplifier design
  • Master RF power amplifiers, phase-locked loops, and oscillators
  • Design projects in which a low noise amplifier is designed and characterized through simulations

About this course:

This course covers the design of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) used for wireless communications, and it focuses on theoretical and practical RF circuit design techniques from architecture down to transistor level circuit design. The course starts with fundamental concepts in RF design, harmonic distortion, noise, impedance transformation, Smith-Charts, and s-parameters, then introduces transceiver architectures and focuses on low-noise amplifier design. Next, lectures cover RF power amplifiers, phase-locked loops, and oscillators. The course concludes with a design project in which a low-noise amplifier is designed and characterized through simulations. Special emphasis is made throughout the course on understanding the device and interconnects parasitics, the power distribution impedance effects, the fabrication technology limitations, and the implementation of efficient techniques to mitigate these effects used for wireless communications. The course also focuses on theoretical and practical RF circuit design techniques from architecture down to transistor level circuit design.

Spring 2023 Schedule

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This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens February 06, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Chaiyuth Chansungsan
390427
Fee:
$999.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2023
Course Requirements
Book: RF Microelectronics by Behzad Razavi
Internet access required to access course materials.

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