Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 25.02.2020 - 19.05.2020

Kontaktuppgifter till kursens personal (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Lecturer:  Kari Stadius  (


Mahwish Zahra (

Kalle Spoof  (

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V 2018 - 2019 (spring)
IV-V 2019 - 2020 (spring)

Lärandemål (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student is familiar with the basic IC structures used in RFIC design and is capable of using these in different building blocks. In addition, the student knows different IC technologies used in RF design and is familiar of RFIC system design basics.

Innehåll (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Special features of linear and non-linear integrated high frequency circuits. Non-linear analysis and circuit models. Integrated high frequency modules of telecommunications: amplifiers, mixers, oscillators.

Närmare beskrivning av kursens innehåll (gäller denna kursomgång): 

After the course the student is familiar with the basic IC structures used in RF IC design and is capable of using these in different building blocks. In addition, the student knows special features of linear and non-linear integrated high-frequency circuits in RF design and is familiar with RF IC system design basics. In this course we emphasize the learning principle “learning by doing”. This means that students are encouraged to do self-learning and with many exercises students familiarize themselves with practical RF IC design. Number of lectures is reduced to six to keep the work load reasonable and there will be no final exam. Mandatory participation on lectures is required to successfully complete the course. Each meeting consists of the following segments: 1) Lecture: introduction to the topic 2) CAD exercises(simulations) 3) Homeworks(calculations) 4) Self-learning assignments: references or essays, find answers to given questions.

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Obligatory special project (30%), homeworks (20%), CAD-exercises (20%), assignments (30%).

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 14 hrs (1 x 2hrs / week, 7 times): general overview of the course content, motivating students.

In-class guidance to homeworks and CAD exercises 14 hrs (1 x 2 hrs / week, 7 times): homeworks include mathematical derivations and calculations, CAD exercises familiarize student to modern RF IC design environment.

Independent studies: obligatory special project, homeworks, CAD exercises and literature assignments. 94 hrs (1 x 13.4 hrs / week, 7 times): the design of an integrated RF-circuit, CAD exercises and independent calculations, literature summary assignments.

Studiematerial (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Ersättande prestationer (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

S-87.3156 Integrated RF-circuit P

Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E3510 (Basics of IC Design) or equivalent knowledge on basic electronics and some experience with a SPICE-type circuit simulator

Bedömningsskala (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Anmälning (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Tilläggsinformation (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English

Närmare information om tidtabellen (gäller denna kursomgång): 

25.2.     First meeting : "get-together" and introduction

3.3.      Topic 1: Radio architectures

10.3.     Topic 2: IC Technologies

24.3.     Topic 3: Amplifiers

7.4.      Topic 4: Mixers

21.4.     Topic 5: Synthesizers

5.5.       Project presentations and course wrap-up


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