Identify the basic operation of a communication system
Evaluate noise in electrical systems and circuits
Understand distortion and its impact on radios
Discover basic operations of low-noise amplifiers and mixers
Discover basic operations of oscillators
About this course:
This course covers the principles of radio frequency (RF) circuit and system design, with emphasis on monolithic implementation in nanometer CMOS integrated circuits. Topics covered include, RF components, RF communication systems, matching and available power, noise and noise figure, distortion, low-noise amplifiers and mixers, oscillators, power amplifiers, and transceiver architectures. The students must be familiar with basic communication theory, and principles of integrated circuit design.