13D041DRF - RF Integrated Circuits Design

Course specification
Course title RF Integrated Circuits Design
Acronym 13D041DRF
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition RF electronics
      The goal Design of RF integrated circuits for communications systems, primarily in CMOS.
      The outcome The outcome of course is the ability to independently designing RF integrated circuits.
      Contents of lectures Modeling of RF components. Low-noise amplifiers and matching networks at RF. Distortion in RF circuits with memory. Automatic gain control. Passive and active mixers. Low phase noise RF oscillators. Digital front-end. Frequency Synthesizers. High-efficiency RF power amplifiers. Detectors, modulators, and demodulators. Software-defined radio. RF energy harvesting.
      Contents of exercises Work on a PC with modern CAD ​​tools for RF integrated circuits. Implementation of the project tasks. Research study.
      1. S. Voinigescu, High-Frequency Integrated Circuits, Cambridge University Press, 2013. (Original title)
      2. D. Zhao, P. Reynaert, CMOS 60-GHz and E-band Power Amplifiers and Transmitters, Springer 2015. (Original title)
      3. P. Emiliano, P. Filho, J. Craninckx, P. Wambacq, M. Ingels, Charge-based CMOS Digital RF Transmitters, Springer 2017. (Original title)
      4. T. F. Collins, R. Getz, D. Pu, A. M. Wyglinski, Software-Defined Radio for Engineers, Artech House Publishers, 2018. (Original title)
      5. A. M. Niknejad, "Electromagnetics for High-Speed Analog and Digital Communication Circuits, " Cambridge, 2007. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Lectures, tutorials. Exercises in a computer classroom and lab for electronics. Two projects with an oral presentation.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper
      Practical lessons Oral examination 30
      Projects 70