Course Catalog 2010-2011
TLT-8207 Communication Circuits & Modules - 1, 8 cr
Nikolay Tchamov, Juha Ruippo
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1. Exam 2. Attending at least 80% of the Lectures. 3. Attending all Exercises. 4. Developing all Homeworks. 5. Completing all Laboratory Exercises.
Principles and baselines related to teaching and learning
Major core course part-1 for B.Sc. and M.Sc. level with selective attention on the most important communication circuits and modules in Wireless Communications. It is built to form the essential knowledge of the Integrated RF Circuits Designer. Lectures deliver the basic principles and illustrate them with examples. Auditorium exercises apply the theory on main practical importance cases, using hand-held analysis and further training on the CAD software tools. CAD tools training start with PSpice which is used 80% of the time to investigate PCB-circuits and then introducing Cadence to prepare student for IC design. In the laboratory exercises students will investigate by experiments on-PCB pre-build modern structure Low-Noise Amplifier, Power Amplifier Class-E and LC VCO using the RF measurement laboratory devices. Upon completing the course the student is able to: - Relate circuit specifications to real communication circuits. - Associate different noise types and sources to circuit components. - Recognize basic communication circuit blocks in schematic level and use simulation tools to measure basic circuit properties. - Use ESA-L1500B spectrum analyzer and HP54602A oscilloscope to verify simulated data.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||Basic concepts in Wireless GHz range Transceivers Design. RF Low-Noise Amplifiers and Mixers and their I/O Matching. RF-Filters, transfer functions and types of frequency responses, poles and zeroes, stability.|
|2.||Relaxation-type generators in RF-range, fast triggers & multivibrators. GHz range Voltage-Controlled Oscillators (VCO), phase noise, pulling and pushing figures. Quadrature signal generation and Dividers in GHz range.|
|3.||RF-Power amplifiers, basic concepts, classes A, B and E. PLL basic concepts, types and main building sub-blocks. Charge pumps. Fractional-N PLL architecture.|
|4.||Data Converters principles and structures for RF/Fast applications. Major GHz range Track & Hold amplifiers. Monolithic Implementation challenges.|
|5.||CMOS and BiCMOS technologies, electrical components and their modeling.|
Evaluation criteria for the course
Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course
|Type||Name||Author||ISBN||URL||Edition, availability, ...||Examination material||Language|
|Book||RF Microelectronics||Behzad Razavi||0138875715||English|
|TLT-8017 Basic Communication Circuits - 1||Advisable|
|TLT-8107 Basic Communication Circuits - 2||Advisable|
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Correspondence of content
Updated version of the former course Communication Circuits and Modules-1, TLT-8206, which was lectured last time in year 2007/08.
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