RF Microelectronics (EE433) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
RF Microelectronics EE433 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 310 and EE 316
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, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Kara
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To provide basic skills to analyze and design of RF integrated circuits. To provide an understanding the architecture and circuit level issues with respect to monolithic implementation in VLSI technologies. To give an understanding about RF microelectronic design, particularly bipolar and CMOS design.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Abel to design fundamental RF devices as integrated circuits.
  • Abel to analyze these devices with respect to required design considerations.
  • Abel to implement the RF microelectronics design methods.
  • Abel to perform simulations in order to solve applied design problems.
  • Abel to discuss the RF integrated circuit design methods, considerations and issues respect to applicability, reliability, accuracy, implementation complexity and efficiency.
Course Content RF Design Basics. Review of modulation and multiple access techniques, Transceiver architectures and design considerations. LNA and Mixer design, monolithic implementation of oscillators, frequency synthesizers and power amplifiers

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to RF and Wireless Technology. Design bottleneck, analog and digital systems, choice of technology. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
2 Basic Concepts of RF Design. Nonlinearity and time variance, intersymbol interference, random processes, noise, sensitivity and dynamic range. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
3 Basic Concepts of RF Design. Nonlinearity and time variance, intersymbol interference, random processes, noise, sensitivity and dynamic range. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
4 Modulation and Detection. Analog modulation, digital modulation, power efficiency of modulation schemes. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
5 Multiple Access Techniques in Wireless Standards. Mobile RF communications, multiple access technique, wireless standards. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
6 Transceiver Architectures. Receiver architectures, transmitter architectures, transceiver performance tests. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
7 Transceiver Architectures. Receiver architectures, transceiver performance tests. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
8 Low-Noise Amplifiers, bipolar and CMOS LNAs. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
9 Mixers, down conversion mixers, bipolar and CMOS mixers. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
10 Oscillators, basic LC oscillator topologies, Voltage-Controlled oscillators, phase noise, monolithic inductors, resonatorless VCOs, Quadrature signal generation. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
11 Frequency Synthesizers. Phase-Locked Loops, RF synthesizer architectures, Frequency dividers. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
12 Frequency Synthesizers. Phase-Locked Loops, RF synthesizer architectures, Frequency dividers. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
13 Power Amplifiers. Classification of power amplifiers, High-Efficiency power amplifiers, Large-Signal impedance matching, Linearization techniques. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
14 Power Amplifiers. Classification of power amplifiers, High-Efficiency power amplifiers, Large-Signal impedance matching, Linearization techniques 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. B. Razavi, RF Microelectronics, Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, 2011.
Other Sources 2. T. H. Lee, The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 5 5 25
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 14 28
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 126