Eindhoven University of Technology
RF and millimeter-Wave Circuit Design
Eindhoven University of Technology

RF and millimeter-Wave Circuit Design

Taught in English

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Carlos Mendes, Jr.
Peter Baltus

Instructors: Carlos Mendes, Jr.

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Intermediate level

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30 hours to complete
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There are 6 modules in this course

This module will introduce the student to the RF and mm-Wave Circuit Design course and to the topic of wireless systems. It will present the learning objectives, grading system, supporting material, introductory class, and design labs. Besides, it will show the student how to use the simulation tools and the equipment used in the design labs.

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7 videos6 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

The module on Wireless Systems will introduce the student to the history of wireless technologies, wireless system design, and RF system specifications. Concepts about transceivers will be detailed, such as path loss, interference signals, receiver sensitivity, and transmitter output power. It also includes the first design lab, the system design of a Wireless Tin Can Telephone.

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6 videos6 readings4 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

The Amplifiers module will introduce the student to the basic concepts of amplifiers, types of power gain, and the most used amplifier topologies. The student will also learn about low noise amplifier matching and power amplifiers classes. The second design lab will focus on designing LNAs and PAs.

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9 videos6 readings4 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

The Mixers module will introduce the student to the working principle of RF mixers and their basic concepts. The difference between active and passive mixers will be explained, the advantages and drawbacks of balanced and unbalanced mixers will be detailed, and the mixer's noise performance highlighted. The third design lab will cover the design of up and down-conversion mixers.

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5 videos6 readings4 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

The Oscillators module will introduce the student to the working principles of frequency oscillators and their basic concepts, like condition to sustain an oscillation. The student will learn about different topologies of oscillators, why and how to tune oscillators, and the impact of noise in the oscillator's signal. At last, the influence of output buffering and breakdown voltage on oscillators will also be explained. The fourth design lab will focus on designing a Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO).

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5 videos6 readings4 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

The Synthesizers module will introduce the student to the working principles of frequency synthesizers and their basic concepts. The student will learn about the importance of using synthesizers in modern wireless communications, the Phase-Locked Loop types I and II, the advantages and drawbacks of using All-Digital PLL, and the impact of the PLL frequency synthesizer on the signal's noise performance. At last, the architecture and usage of fractional-N PLL frequency synthesizers will be detailed. The fifth and last design lab will contain the design of a frequency divider and a phase detector.

What's included

4 videos5 readings2 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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4.8 (94 ratings)
Carlos Mendes, Jr.
Eindhoven University of Technology
1 Course19,028 learners
Peter Baltus
Eindhoven University of Technology
1 Course19,028 learners

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