Microwave Circuits 3-0-0-3


  • To make the students familiarize with   ABCD parameters, S parameters, Applications of planar transmission  lines  in  the  practical  microwave  circuits  ,  Design  and  layout  of  all  Microwave Integrated Circuit Design components and then systems.



Two-port network characterization. Scattering matrix representation of microwave components.

Planar transmission lines: Characteristics, properties, design parameters and applications. Design and realization of MIC Components. 3 dB hybrid design. Backward Directional Coupler, Hybrid ring and Power dividers.

MIC filters. Kuroda transformation. K inverter, J inverter. Resonator filters. Realization using microstrip lines and strip lines.

Microwave amplifier design. Power gain equations. Maximum gain design. Low noise Design. High power design. Stability considerations.

Microwave oscillator design. One – port and two – port negative resistance oscillators. Oscillator design using large – signal measurements.


Text Books

1.   I.J.Bahl & P.Bhartia, “Microwave Solid state Circuit Design (2/e)”, Wiley, 2003.

2.   S.Y.Liao, “Microwave Circuit Analysis and Amplifier Design”, Prentice-Hall, 1986.


Reference Books

1.   G.Gonzalez, “Microwave Transistors and Amplifiers (2/e)”, Prentice-Hall, 1997.

2.   A. Das & S.K.Das, “Microwave Engineering (2/e)”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2010.

3.   B. Bhat, S. K Koul, “Stripline like transmission lines for Microwave Integrated Circuits”, New Age

International Pvt.   Ltd Publishers, 2007.



Students are able to

CO1: understand the basics of Scattering matrix and two port characterization.

CO2: analyze the design principles of passive microwave components such as couplers and power dividers.

CO3: distinguish between the different types of MIC filters and their implementation.

CO4: understand the complexities of microwave amplifier design and its stability features.

        CO5: identify the suitable microwave power sources of given specification for the selected application.

        CO6: appreciate the design principles of microwave oscillators.