RF technology is gaining more importance as we increase our engagement with wireless devices in our daily life. RF transceivers are one of the most important and essential part of mobile phones, WiFi routers, Bluetooth devices, radios and televisions.
Alongside with these, the wireless communication infrastructure is continuing expanding. These developments and its expansion require RF circuit design experts in the wireless communication technology. The RF Circuit design course teaches RF circuit design techniques to address this need. In this class students will learn how to design various blocks of the wireless transceivers.
- RF Introduction and Background
- Transmission Lines
- RF Parameters
- RF Passive and Active Devices
- Impedance Matching
- S-Parameters and Smith Chart
- RF Amplifier Design
- Coupling Structures, Couplers, Dividers
- RF Filter Design
By the end of this course, the student would be able to
- Differentiate the Circuit Component Behavior at RF frequencies
- Identify the Design Constraints at RF frequencies
- Know RF Design Tools
- Be Able to Design RF Amplifies, Mixers, Filters, Dividers, Combiners, Oscillators and other sub blocks
Course typically offered: Online in Spring
Software: Free online simulators are used in this class. Student may use the Advanced Design System (ADS) simulator from Keysight should you already have access to it.
Prerequisites: RF Principles and Applications (EE-40137) or familiarity with the electronics circuit analysis.
Next Steps: Upon completion of this course, consider taking RFIC Design, RF System Design for Wireless Communications, or courses in the RF Engineering Certificate
Contact: For more information about this program contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Number: EE-40003
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Antenna Engineering, RF Engineering, Wireless Communications Technologist
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4/4/2023 - 6/3/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Moazzam, Reza, RF Systems Architect, Mixed Signal
Reza Moazzam has 20+ years of radio frequency and mixer signal experience in both academia and industry. Currently, he is the CEO at Radio Systems Solutions. Moazzam was formerly an architecture/senior member of the technical staff at NXP Semiconductor, Conexant System, Siemens and Nokia Phones, where he was involved in designing satellite/terrestrial TV tuners and CDMA, TDMA and GSM mobile phones.
RF and Microwave Circuit Design: Theory and Applications (Microwave and Wireless Technologies Series) 1st SUGGESTED
by Free, Charles E. and Aitchison, Colin S.
ISBN / ASIN: 9781119114635
Microwave Engineering 4th
by David M. Pozar
ISBN / ASIN: 9780470631553
You may purchase textbooks via the UC San Diego Bookstore.
No refunds after: 4/10/2023.
4/4/2023 - 6/3/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Science & Technology department at 858-534-3229 or email@example.com for information about when this course will be offered again.