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.

Credits: 5

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


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    S-87.3156 Integrated RF-circuit P

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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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