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Pre-Requisite : EC206 and EC309
Contact Hours and Credits : ( 3 -0- 0 ) 3
To impart knowledge on basics of IC design at RF frequencies.
Characteristics of passive IC components at RF frequencies – interconnects, resistors, capacitors, inductors and transformers – Transmission lines. Noise – classical two-port noise theory, noise models for active and passive components
High frequency amplifier design – zeros as bandwidth enhancers, shunt-series amplifier, fT doublers, neutralization and unilateralization
Low noise amplifier design – LNA topologies, power constrained noise optimization, linearity and large signal performance
Mixers – multiplier-based mixers, subsampling mixers, diode-ring mixers
RF power amplifiers – Class A, AB, B, C, D, E and F amplifiers, modulation of power amplifiers, linearity considerations
Oscillators & synthesizers – describing functions, resonators, negative resistance oscillators, synthesis with static moduli, synthesis with dithering moduli, combination synthesizers – phase noise considerations.
On the successful completion of this course Student are able