ECE Course Syllabus
ECE6420 Course Syllabus
Wireless IC Design (3-0-3)
- Technical Interest
- Electronic Design and Applications
- ECE 4430
- Catalog Description
- Wireless system specifications are translated to architectures and building blocks compatible with silicon technology. The course focuses on the analysis and design of these blocks.
- Laskar, Matinpour, and Chakraborty, Modern Receiver Front-Ends: Systems, Circuits, and Integration, Wiley-Interscience, 2004. ISBN 9780471225911 (required)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.
- Topical Outline
1.) Introduction Objectives Overview Comparison with analog and digital design> CMOS and Bipolar technology for RF 2.) Background for RF IC Design Design Acronyms Applications RF viewpoints Definitions Wireless specifications 3.) RF Transceiver Architectures Superhetrodyne Homodyne/Direct Conversion 4.) Low Noise Amplifiers LNA tradeoffs, requirements MOSFET noise at RF Matching Inductors DECT example 5.) Frequency Synthesizers Principles of oscillation Types of oscillators Phase noise Phase lock loops Frequency control Examples 6.) Mixers Upconversion and downconversion Mixer fundamentals and characterization Image rejection Upconversion mixer circuits Downconversion mixer circuits Phase shifters Subsampling 7.) RF Filters Requirements and approaches Continuous time RF filters OTA-C filters Current mode filters Tuning methods Future requirements 8.) Analog-Digital and Digital-Analog Converters Particular requirements for IF A/D and D/A converters A/D converters, D/A converters 9.) Power Amplifiers Requirements Approaches-Direct synthesis (digital) Examples
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