ECE Course Syllabus
ECE4415 Course Syllabus
RF Engineering I (3-0-3)
- CMPE Degree
- This course is Elective for a CMPE degree.
- EE Degree
- This course is Elective for an EE degree.
- Course Coordinator
- ECE3025 [min C] and ECE3050/3400
- Catalog Description
- Fundamentals of RF engineering. Components at high frequencies,device modeling, amplifiers,lumped-element and microstrip impedance transformation networks, S-parameter based design of RF and microwave amplifiers.
- Guillermo Gonzalez, Microwave Transistor Amplifiers Analysis and Design (2nd edition), Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN 0132543354, ISBN 9780132543354 (required)
- Student Outcomes
In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.
- ( LN ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- ( LN ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- ( LN ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- ( LN ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- ( LN ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- ( LN ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- ( LN ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- Topical Outline
Introduction RF Engineering Systems and Circuits RF Amplifiers and Oscillators Amplifier design and Construction Circuit Fundamentals Active and Passive Devices Sources and Available Power Quality Factor Q Resonant Circuits Bandwidth and Attenuation Practical Components Amplifier Fundamentals Configuration of Amplifiers and Oscillators Stability Power Gains Stability and Existence of Power Gains Maximum Gain Two-Port Networks Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Analysis Impedance Transformation Networks Lossless Networks Graphical Design of L-Networks T- and PI-Networks Design for Phase Shift Resistive Attenuators Balanced Networks Introduction to Scattering Parameters Transmission Lines and Reflections Physical Meanings of S-Parameters Calculation of S-Parameters Measurement of S-Parameters Stability Criteria for S-Parameters Power Gains in Terms of S-Parameters Gain Circles for the Unilateral Case Gain Circle for the Non-Unilateral Case Design Using Scattering Parameters Optimum Terminations in Terms of S-Parameters Unilateral Design Bilateral Design Immittance Transformation Networks Using Transmission Lines Microstrip and Stripline Hybrid Lumped-Element Microstrip Networks All-Microstrip Network Design Quarter-Wave and RElated Transformers Cascaded Networks Microwave Amplifers Microwave Devices Microstrip Discontinuities Amplifier Design
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