Course Catalog 2011-2012
ELE-6256 Active RF Circuits, 5 cr
Suitable for postgraduate studies
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Students need to collect at least 50% of the maximum amount of points. Various tasks throughout the course yield these points.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation
Principles and baselines related to teaching and learning
In this course students are expected to be active and work throughout the course, in class and at home, both in groups and individually. The activities are various: reading, information search, essays, problem solving, simulations, design problems, quizzes, evaluation of others work, teacher's feedback and counseling, discussions, presentations, and report writing, to name some. However, the course does not include lectures. This course aims at supporting students in their growth to attain the identity of a professional in electronics. The course offers many possibilities to improve general skills relevant in the profession of an electronics engineer. The in-depth subject matters provide the students expertise in a particular field in radio frequency electronics. Gaining this expertise is supposed to empower the students; by building up their expertise they become confident about their potential in any field, more or less close to the subject. Even though the subject matters are confined to a relatively narrow scope, the course offers possibilities to gain skills that are generally applicable to normal working situations and related problem solving. The course is intended to be taken together with ELE-6286 RF Project, in which the students are given the chance to readily test their theoretical learnings in practice.
After completing the course the student is able to analyze and design a fully functional low noise amplifier on circuit diagram level starting from the data provided by a component manufacturer and design specifications. The student can name the key characteristics of also other active RF circuits. The student is able to deliver a presentation and create a scientific report on a topic of his choice. Further, the student is able to act as a speaker, opponent, and as a chairman in an academic seminar.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||RF transistor amplifier design, gain concepts, impedance matching, stability, noise figure, linearity, design for constant gain; broadband design tecqhniques, high power design tecqhniques, and multistage design design tecqhniques.||RF circuit simulation. Practical implementations issues.|
Evaluation criteria for the course
Students' performance is assessed throughout the course. Students are expected to perform various tasks that presumably advance their learning. These tasks contribute to the final score. For grade 5, a student should show strong comprehension, skills, and confidence in all the learning outcomes mentioned above. For lower grades, students may perform less perfectly in some areas. The final score is the aggregate of different components as mentioned above.
Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course
|Type||Name||Author||ISBN||URL||Edition, availability, ...||Examination material||Language|
|Book||Microwave Engineering||David M. Pozar||Preferably Second Edition. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. Chapters 5-9 partly and the whole chapter 11.||Suomi|
|Book||Microwave Transistor Amplifiers Analysis and Design||Guillermo Gonzales||Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 1997.||English|
|Book||RF Circuit Design: Theory and Applications||Reinhold Ludwig, Gene Bogdanov||0131471376, 9780131471375||English|
|Book||RF Design Guide, Systems, Circuits, and Equations||Peter Vizmuller||Artech House, 1995.||English|
|Book||RF circuit design Theory and Applications||Ludwig - Bretchko||0-13-122475-1||English|
|ELE-6050 Basics of RF Engineering I||Mandatory||1|
1 . ELE-6057 Basics of RF Engineering (5 op)
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