This course covers the design, construction, analysis and experimental evaluation
of radio-frequency circuits at the transistor level,
with a focus on microstrip implementations in low GHz range.
Throughout, there is an exceptionally strong emphasis on reconciliation
of theory with experiment.
Students will design, construct, and experimentally characterize every block
in a 1-GHz transceiver, including antennas, low noise amplifiers and
modulator/demodulators, roughly at the rate of one significant block per week.
Performance will be evaluated using equipment such as noise figure meter,
phase noise analyzers, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers,
and time-domain reflectometers.
The course culminates in groups of students successfully demonstrating
two-way wireless communications with their hardware.
Prerequisites: 314, 344.
Professor Tom Lee
tomlee@ee Office hours: generally the hour after class, or by appointment
Moon Jung Kim
ta414@smirc Office hours: any time at CIS, or by appointment