MS1RFE - RF Electronics

Course specification
Course title RF Electronics
Acronym MS1RFE
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Electronics
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
The goal This course deals with analysis and design of RF integrated circuits and systems. The programme aims to provide students with the expertise needed to become employed in today's high-tech business sector or in academic research. This course aims to provide students with a solid understanding of the fundamental facts and theories that underpin RF circuits solutions, today and in the future.
The outcome By the end of the course the student will be able to: - Analyse the high frequency performance of RF integrated electronic devices and circuits -Design and test RF basic integrated electronic circuits such as Low Noise Amplifiers, Mixers, Oscillators, RF Power amplifiers
Contents of lectures Introduction. Distortion and Noise. Model of active and passive integrated RF devices. Matching. Narrowband and wideband LNA. Active and passive mixers. Biasing RF circuits. Frequency synthesizers. Architecture of integrated transceivers. Integrated modulators, demodulators, and detectors. Integrated RF power amplifiers.
Contents of exercises It is performed on PCs using CADENCE, a program for the analysis and design of integrated circuits.
  1. (Original title)
  2. B. Razavi, RF Microelectronics, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, October 2011. (Original title)
  3. T. H. Lee, The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2004. (Original title)
  4. S. C. Cripps, RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications, 2nd Edition, Artech House, 2006. (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching 45 hours of lectures, 15 hours of supervised problem classes, and 15 hours laboratory exercises in computer laboratory
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 40
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Projects 60
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0