Course Description: The objective of this course is to provide fundamental and wide knowledge in design and analysis of high frequency electronics based on integrated circuit techniques. This is an expanding area as more and more applications are based on wireless communication, e.g. mobile phones, wireless multimedia terminals and computer networks, short-distance radio to connect various units to a computer etc. In all these applications, the radio is a very important part of the system.
The focus is on methods for analysis and design of high frequency integrated electronics using CMOS technology. In particular, the implementation of the building blocks dealt with in the Radio course (ETI031) are discussed. Methods for design of amplifiers, mixers, oscillators etc. are treated.
The course consists of two parts, the lectures and the design project. In the design project the participants will in groups design and simulate an integrated radio frequency circuit, like a receiver or a transmitter front-end.
Litterature: Thomas H. Lee, The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, Cambridge University Press, Second Edition, and additional material.
Examination: Design project report