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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.

Course Highlights:

  • RF Introduction and Background
  • Resonators
  • 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
  • Mixers
  • Oscillators

Course Benefits:

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

Course Number: EE-40003
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Antenna EngineeringRF EngineeringWireless Communications Technologist

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