19D071ME - Microwave Electronics

Course specification
Course title Microwave Electronics
Acronym 19D071ME
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Microwave Engineering
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition None.
      The goal Familiarization with advanced theory, design, and optimization techniques of active microwave circuits with emphasis on training in efficient and competent utilization of modern CAD tools. Design of an active microwave circuit with prototype manufacturing and measurements of relevant parameters. Introduction to research.
      The outcome Acquire proficiency in designing more complex active microwave circuits. Acquire skills to perform independent research.
      Contents of lectures Microwave solid-state devices. Analysis of nonlinear microwave circuits: time-domain analysis and harmonic balance analysis. Microwave amplifiers. Small-signal amplifiers and nonlinear amplifiers. Advanced design and optimization techniques of complex microwave circuits. Oscillators. Mixers. Frequency multipliers. Frequency synthesizers. Modulators. Microwave integrated circuits.
      Contents of exercises CAD: NI Microwave Office, WIPL-D, LabVIEW, Python. Student projects. Analysis and presentation of published papers.
      1. A Grebenikov et al., Broadband RF and Microwave Amplifiers, CRC Press Taylor and Francis, 2016. (Original title)
      2. A. Grebennikov, FR and Microwave Power Amplifier Design, McGraw-Hill, 2015. (Original title)
      3. S. Cripps, RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications, Boston: Artech House, 2006. (Original title)
      4. R. Gilmore and L. Besser, Practical RF Circuit Design for Modern Wireless Systems, Volume II: Active Circuits and Systems, Norwood: Artech House, 2003. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Lectures and directed study.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 0
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 30
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 70