ETIN50 RF Amplifier Design
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Course schedule is found on LTH TimeEdit > ETIN50 2021/22.
Course syllabus is found on LTH course web > ETIN50 2021/22.
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Course Composition: Lectures (28 h), exercises (20 h), laboratory work (16 h), as well as hand-in assignments (3 tasks) and home work.
Examination: Passed hand-in assignments, completed laboratory exercises, and a final written test (5 h).
Aim: The course is intended to give a basic and wide knowledge in analysis and design of radio frequency amplifieres, primarily based on lumped components, but also engineering skills in measurement techniques that are necessary for verification of the result. The RF amplifier is an essential part in wireless applications such as cellular phones, multimedia terminals, computer networks, short distance communication between peripherals etc. As this technology rapidly advances there is a great demand for this kind of knowledge.
Contents: The main focus is analysis and synthesis of high-frequency amplifiers. Systematic methods for the design of amplifiers with regard to optimum gain, stability and noise. Circuits are presented and exemplified with transmission lines and transistors in the frequency range megahertz to gigahertz. Advanced radio frequency measurements using spectrum and network analysers.
Literature: Ghione & Pirola: "Microwave Electronics", ISBN 978-1-107-17027-8.
(Previous book: L. Sundström, G. Jönsson and H. Börjeson: "Radio Electronics" and additional materials will available as PDF from the internal course web.)