ECE Course Outline

ECE4418

RF Engineering II (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 4415
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Fundamentals learned in RF-I are employed to design the elements of radio receivers, transmitters, and similar systems. Systems analysis, mixers, detectors, power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, and oscillators are covered.
Textbook(s)
No Textbook Specified.
Topical Outline
Introduction
  Communication Systems
  Noise in Communications Systems
  Methods of Modulation
  Radio Receivers
  FCC Rules

Linear and Non-Linear Amplifiers
  Amplifier Classes and Efficiency
  Dynamic Range
  Intermodulation Distortion

Small-Signal Amplifier Design
  Gain, Stability, and Noise Circles
  Low-Noise Design
  Design of Feedback Amplifiers

Frequency Mixers
  Definitions and Terms
  Diode Mixers
  Transistor Mixers
  Spurious Responses

Detectors
  AM Detectors
  FM and PM Detectors
  Noise Considerations
  Dyinamic Range

Oscillator Design
  Criteria for Oscillations to Occur
  Build-Up of Oscillations
  Oscillator Analysis
  Resonator Theory
  Negative Resistance Oscillators
  Feedback Oscillators
  Tuned Oscillators
  Crystal Oscillators
  Frequency Synthesizers

Large Signal Amplifiers
  Amplifier Classes and Efficiency
  Dynamic Range
  Intermodulation Distortion
  Design of Large Signal Amplifiers

Transmitter Circuits
  Power Amplifiers
  AM Transmitters
  FM Transmitters
  High-Power Vacuum Tube Amplifiers
  Power Combining Techniques