Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
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 different IC technologies used in RF circuits and is familiar of RF IC system design basics.
Schedule: 02.03.2021 - 25.05.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jussi Ryynänen, Kari Stadius
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jussi Ryynänen, Kari Stadius
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Obligatory special project (30%), homeworks (20%), CAD-exercises (20%), assignments (30%).
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.
Substitutes for Courses
S-87.3156 Integrated RF-circuit P
ELEC-E3510 (Basics of IC Design) or equivalent knowledge on basic electronics and some experience with a SPICE-type circuit simulator
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