|LEVEL||03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DEPARTMENT||Electronic Systems Engineering|
High frequency implications on electronic devices. Device design constraints. High Frequency passive devices - L, C, R. Device modelling, including use of S parameters.
- RF circuit theory (Revision):
Review of transmission line theory and use of the smith chart. Power transfer and impedance matching.
- Microstrip circuit design:
Theory of the microstrip circuit. Implementation of L and C components. Microstrip implementation of amplifiers, filters and oscillators.
- RF and Microwave passive devices: RF combiners, splitters, hybrids, couplers... etc
- RF and Microwave active devices:
RF Diodes (Varicap, PIN, Gunn diodes etc...) and RF Transistors, a brief appreciation of Vacuum tubes (Klystron, Magnetron), Physical and electrical characteristics and performance. Manufacturing processes. Device modelling, including use of S parameters. Noise modelling in RF devices.
- RF basic building blocks: Low Noise Amplifiers, RF Power Amplifiers, RF Mixers, RF Attenuators, RF Filters, Microwave Oscillators, Phase detectors, RF PLLs and Frequency Synthesizers
- RF System Design Considerations: Performance Criteria (Phase Noise, Drift, ), System Design, Matching Requirements and Physical Implementation.
This unit introduces RF and microwave electronic devices and circuit design, high frequency device and circuit modelling and microstrip circuit design.
1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Describe the construction and operation of RF and microwave devices
- Design RF and microwave basic circuits and select the appropriate components for the application
- Analyse the high frequency performance of RF and microwave electronic devices
- Design microstrip circuits
- Write and read specifications for RF subsystems and circuit elements.
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to build and test circuits for RF and microwave applications.
Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:
- Ludwig, R. And Bretchko, P., RF Circuit Design. Pearson Education.
|ADDITIONAL NOTES||Pre-requisite Study-unit: ESE2203
Co-requisite Study-unit: ENR3201
Please note that a pass in the Examination component is obligatory for an overall pass mark to be awarded.
|STUDY-UNIT TYPE||Lecture, Tutorial and Project|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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