Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


The student can outline the basic operation of generic RF (radio frequency) electronic circuits, design RF electronic circuits, test experimentally the performance of a circuit, and analyse the basic factors that affect its performance. Furthermore, the student can solve design problems collaboratively in small groups, and present project results in a concise and comprehensible manner. Finally, the student understands principles and masters practices of common microwave measurements.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 06.09.2022 - 13.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juha Mallat, Clemens Icheln

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    System-level design and evaluation of microwave devices, also considering noise and non-linearity. I.e., design of active RF circuits, and experimental evaluation of a prototype, including measurements of output spectrum and of scattering parameters.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In-session quizzes, learning diaries, reporting (group) project results in a seminar, and a final online quiz.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours 30 h (2 h about every week). Independent work 105 h.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II