COURSE OUTLINE updated 16 march 2009. Not yet updated for 2012.
Lectures and Exercises*:
Course organization, Rf and wireless technology: An overview
Basic concept i RF design
Nonlinearity, Noise, dynamic range, transformers
Receiver: heterodyne, homodyne, image reject, digital, sub-sampling,
Transmitters: direct conversion, two-step, tests, examples
Modulation and Detection
Analog, digital, quadrature, power efficiency, non-coherent detection
Multiple access techniques and wireless standards
Time, frequency & code division multiplex, mobile standards
Transmission lines, Smith chart, S-parameters.
Low-Noise amplifiers and mixers
matching, BJT, CMOS, noise
Topologies, LC, VCO, phase noise, BJT, CMOS, inductors, quadrature
Phase locked loops, concepts, charge pump, type I & II, architectures,
Linear vs non-linear, class A, B, C, efficiency, large signal,
* Lectures and exercises will be given in the following order: chapter 1,2,5,3,4,Distributed, 6,9,7 and 8.
Lab 1: Radio concepts 6h
Lab 2: Radio architectures 6h
Lab 3: Non-linearities in amplifiers & Impedance matching in Power Amplifiers 4h
Place: Forum 8th floor elevator B.
Lab 1 & 2 in groups of up to 8 students, Lab 3 is limited to 22 students.