Circuits at High Frequencies

Higher education teachers: Strle Drago
Collaborators: Sešek Aleksander
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64308



Subject description

Prerequisits:

Knowledge of basic contents:
Mathematics, Physics, Measurement methods and Instrumntation, Basics of semiconductors.
Knowledge of specific subjects:
Continuous time signals and systems, Linear electronics, Analog electronic circuits.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Introduction: spectrums, ranges, electrical dimensions, technologies, plan of attack
  • RF systems: WLAN, GSM, GPS, Sensors, RF Biomedical systems, research equipmnet (NMR), common RF modules.
  • Short introduction to theory basics: waves, lines, abstract models, S and X parameters, imedance and admitance matrices, ABCD matrix, Smith chart, tunning, modelling, CAD tools, RF simulations, RF measurements.
  • Design of RF modules: Modelling, CAD tools, simulations, design of passive and active RF circuits, digital circuits at high frequencies, measurements at high frequencies.
  • Basics of electromagnetic compatibility: Introduction, suppressing EMC emission, protection against EMC interference, EMC comnpatibility, measurements, CAD tools.

Objectives and competences:

Understanding basic elements of RF circuits and systems, and specific methods of analysis, synthesis, design and CAD tools for design of RF circuits and systems. Understanding the basic concepts of Electromagnetic compatibility.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Knowledge of analysis, synthesis, simulations and the use of selected CAD tools for the design and measurements of RF circuits and systems.
  • Knowledge of basic concepts of electromagnetic compatibility, methods to reduce the disturbances and assurance for EMC compatibility.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures and laboratory work composed of two parts: the use of CAD tools for design of RF circuits and specific measurements of RF circuits and systems.





Study materials

  1. G. B. Roberto Sorentino, Microwave and RF Engineering, New York: Wiley, 2010.
  2. D. M. Pozar, Microwave engineering, Wiley, 2012.
  3. B. Razavi, RF microelectronics, New York: Pearson international, 2012.
  4. R. C. Paul, Electromagnetic compatibility, Wiley, 1992.
  5. Kostevc, D. Poglavja iz mikrovalov, Založba FE in FRI, Ljubljana, 2005



Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Robotics
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering