ECE 60424 - RF Design: Passive/Active Components

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Areas of Specialization:

  • Fields and Optics

Counts as:

Normally Offered:

Each Fall

Requisites:

Primer on RF Design

Requisites by Topic:

Fundamentals of RF design, Transmission Lines, Smith Chart

Catalog Description:

Following the "Primer on RF Design" course, this class focuses on passive and active components. We use the techniques learnt in the previous course, to design advanced RF devices including couplers, filters and amplifiers. Current research topics are discussed as appropriate.

Required Text(s):

  1. Microwave and RF Design: Modules. Volume 4 (e-book link provided in Brightspace) , 3rd Edition , Steer, Michael , NC State University , 2019 , ISBN No. 1469656965
  2. Microwave and RF Design: Radio Systems. Volume 1 (e-book link provided in Brightspace) , 3rd Edition , Steer, Michael , NC State University , 2019 , ISBN No. 1469656906

Recommended Text(s):

None.

Learning Outcomes

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an ability to:

  • Describe and articulate the basic design principles of RF passive and active components.
  • Design RF couplers, filters and amplifiers.
  • Use CAD tools and analysis techniques to support the design of RF filters and amplifiers.

Lecture Outline:

Week Topic
1 Basic filter design concepts
2 Advanced filter design
3 Linear amplifiers, Part 1
4 Linear amplifiers, Part 2
5 Couplers

Assessment Method:

Homework and design projects. (3/2022)