Integrated High-Frequency Circuits

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Higher education teachers: Sešek Aleksander
Collaborators: Kunaver Matevž
Subject code: 64308

Subject description


Enrolment in the year of the course.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Introduction: spectrums, ranges, electrical dimensions, technologies, plan of attack
  • RF systems: WLAN, GSM, GPS, Sensors, RF Biomedical systems, research equipment (NMR), common RF modules.
  • Short introduction to theory basics: waves, lines, abstract models, S and X parameters, impedance and admittance matrices, ABCD matrix, Smith chart, tuning, 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 compatibility, measurements, CAD tools.

Objectives and competences:

Understanding and the use of specific elements of RF circuits and systems, and specific methods of analysis, synthesis, and design using CAD tools, for the design of high frequency circuits and systems. In addition, the students will be able to analyze and use the basic characteristics of the HF circuits and systems and use the basic concepts of Electromagnetic compatibility.

Intended learning outcomes:

After successful completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Understand the operation of high frequency circuits and systems and identifying common modules
  • Use of the theory of transmission lines designing high frequency circuits,
  • Use of the Smith Chart and the theory of matching elements and circuits at high frequencies,
  • Design of simple circuits, which operate at high frequencies,
  • The use of small signal linear and nonlinear parameters at analysis, synthesis and design of high frequency circuits,
  • The use of signalflow-graphs during analysis and design of high frequency circuits
  • Design of simple passive and active circuits
  • The use of modern CAD tools during analysis, synthesis and design of HF circuits
  • Understanding of the influence of HF signals to electronic circuits.

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. M. Steer, Microwave and RF design, A systems approach, SciTech publishing, 2013.
  2. G. B. Roberto Sorentino, Microwave and RF Engineering, New York: Wiley, 2010.
  3. D. M. Pozar, Microwave engineering, Wiley, 2012.
  4. B. Razavi, RF microelectronics, New York: Pearson international, 2012.
  5. R. C. Paul, Electromagnetic compatibility, Wiley, 1992.
  6. Kostevc, D. Poglavja iz mikrovalov, Založba FE in FRI, Ljubljana, 2005
  7. Copies of lecture slides and instructions for laboratory exercises

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