ECE Course Syllabus
ECE4415 Course Syllabus
RF Engineering I (3-0-0-3)
- CMPE Degree
- This course is Elective for the CMPE degree.
- EE Degree
- This course is Elective for the EE degree.
- Lab Hours
- 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours
- Course Coordinator
- Kenney,James Stevenson
- ECE3025 [min C] and ECE3050/3400
- Catalog Description
- Radio frequency (RF) electronics concentrating on receiver components and architecture from 1 MHz to 1 GHz, including Smith charts, low noise amplifiers, and mixers.
- Guillermo Gonzalez, Microwave Transistor Amplifiers Analysis and Design (2nd edition), Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN 0132543354, ISBN 9780132543354 (required)
Thomas H. Lee, Planar Microwave Engineering, Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521835267 (required)
- Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Design matching networks using the Smith chart
- Model transistors for small-signal operation
- Analyze noise contribution from components
- Design, simulate, fabricate and test a multi-stage LNA
- Design, simulate, fabricate and test a double-balanced mixer
- Student Outcomes
In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.
- ( P ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- ( LN ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- ( LN ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- ( LN ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- ( P ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- ( P ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- ( LN ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- Topical Outline
Introduction Analog vs. RF Engineering Systems and Circuits High Frequency Measurements Circuit Fundamentals Sources and Available Power Balanced (Differential) vs. Unbalanced (Single-ended) Networks Y, Z, ABCD, and s-parameter Two-Ports Transmission Line Analysis using the Smith Chart L/C/T Lossless Matching Network Design Losses, Resonant Circuits, and Bandwidth Practical Limitations of Lumped Element Components Planar Transmission Lines and their Limitations Resonant Circuits and Quality Factor (Q) Bandwidth and Attenuation Resistive Attenuators and their Uses Practical Lumped-Element Filter Design Low-Pass and High-Pass Filters Bandpass Filters Notch Filters Active Device Modeling Hybrid-Pi model at High Frequencies Package Models s-parameter Models Amplifier Fundamentals Amplifier Topologies S-parameter Design of RF Amplifiers Gain and Stability Circles Power Gain Maximum Stable Gain Noise Analysis Noise Mechanisms in Devices Noise Factor and Noise Figure Noise Models for Active Devices Multi-stage (Cascaded) LNA Design Mixers and Frequency Conversion Ideal Frequency Conversion Shottky Diodes and Nonlinear Models Linear, Time-varying (Switching) Models for Mixers RF Transformers Practical Mixer Design
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