ECTS - RF Integrated Circuit Design

RF Integrated Circuit Design (EE575) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
RF Integrated Circuit Design EE575 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 301 Communication Systems, EE 310 RF and Microwave Engineering
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Alparslan Çağrı Yapıcı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives • Introduce the design of RF integrated circuits (RF ICs) used for wireless communication systems. • Investigate the design of high frequency analog CMOS integrated circuits, including low-noise amplifiers, voltage-controlled oscillators, mixers and power amplifiers.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Abel to design and evaluate practical circuits for RF ICs by using calculations and computer aided design tools.
  • Abel to implement the RF IC design methods.
  • Abel to discuss the RF IC design methods, considerations and issues respect to applicability, reliability, accuracy, implementation complexity and efficiency.
Course Content Fundamentals of RF integrated circuit design; design of high-frequency analog CMOS integrated circuits, including low-noise amplifies, voltage-controlled oscillators, mixers and power amplifiers.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 RF Transceiver Overview Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
2 Basic RF Concepts: Nonlinearity, Noise, Sensitivity, Dynamic Range Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
3 Passive RLC Networks Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
4 Distributed Systems Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
5 High Frequency Amplifier Design Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
6 Low Noise Amplifier Design Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
7 Low Noise Amplifier Design Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
8 Mixers and Feedback Systems Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
9 Phase-Locked Loops Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
10 Phase-Locked Loops Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
11 RF Power Amplifiers Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
12 RF Power Amplifiers Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
13 Oscillators and Synthesisers Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
14 Oscillators and Synthesisers Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
15 Final examination period Review of topics
16 Final examination period Review of topics

Sources

Course Book 1. T. H. Lee, The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Other Sources 2. B. Razavi, RF Microelectronics, Prentice Hall, 1997.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 20
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 3 4 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 127