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Advanced analog and RF IC-design II

EE-521

Lecturer(s) :

Enz Christian

Language:

English

Summary

This course covers the design of integrated RF circuits focusing on the main components and circuits required to build a radio implemented in CMOS technology. The main objective is to understand RF transceivers and be able to design basic RF integrated circuits.

Content

1)Introduction : overview of wireless principles.

2)Distortion and Intermodulation : origin of distortion; characterization of distortion at RF; intermodulation, intercept points.

3)Modulation and Detection: review of the basic analog and digital modulations.

4)Modeling of Active and Passive Devices at RF : MOS and bipolar transistors; integrated R L C components.

5)Noise at RF : classical noisy two-port theory; examples of noise calculations in RF circuits.

6)Basic ReceiverArchitectures : super-heterodyne; low-IF; direct conversion; super-regenerative.

7)Front-end circuits : low-noise amplifier (LNA); mixers.

8)Oscillators : basic tuned oscillators (Colpitts, Pierce, Clapp, cross-coupled); phase-noise, high-Q oscillators.

9)RF Power Amplifiers : class A, AB, B, and C power amplifiers; class D, E and F amplifiers.

Keywords

RF integrated circuits, RF-CMOS, radio, transceivers

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

EE-331 Circuits et systèmes électroniques I,II

EE-520 Advanced analog and RF integrated circuits I

Recommended courses

EE-320 Circuits intégrés I

Important concepts to start the course

Linear circuits analysis, Fourier and Laplace transforms, small-signal schematic, basic circuits analysis, noise calculation in basic circuits.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercices

Expected student activities

Solve several exercises.

Assessment methods

Written

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Lecture notes, technical papers.

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Semester projects and master thesis projects in micro et nanoelectronics

In the programs

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