Course detail

High Frequency Circuits

FEKT-MPA-VFOAcad. year: 2022/2023

The content is the design of passive and active circuits from the discrete lumped and distributed elements up to GHz frequencies and 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 functionality verification.

Prerequisites

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

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Literature

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

Teaching methods include lectures, computer and practical laboratories.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students obtain max. 30 points for the activity in labs during the semester. The final exam is composed of written and oral part for max. 70 points.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Passive RF filters with lumped elements.
2. Passive RF filters with distributed elements.
3. Linear amplifiers
4. Linear amplifiers 2
5. High efficiency amplifiers
6. On wafer measurements
7. Passive/low power circuits on chip design 1
8. Passive/low power circuits on chip design 2
9. RF chip design 1
10. RF chip design 2
11. Homework project defense

Aims

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 MPA-SAP Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
  • Programme MPA-TEC Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
  • Programme MPAJ-TEC Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer