ECE Course Syllabus
ECE4418 Course Syllabus
RF Engineering II (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 and ECE3400
- Catalog Description
- Fundamentals learned in RF-I are employed to design the elements of radio receivers, transmitters, and similar systems. Systems analysis, mixers, detectors, power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, and oscillators are covered.
- No Textbook Specified.
- 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 Communication Systems Noise in Communications Systems Methods of Modulation Radio Receivers FCC Rules Linear and Non-Linear Amplifiers Amplifier Classes and Efficiency Dynamic Range Intermodulation Distortion Small-Signal Amplifier Design Gain, Stability, and Noise Circles Low-Noise Design Design of Feedback Amplifiers Frequency Mixers Definitions and Terms Diode Mixers Transistor Mixers Spurious Responses Detectors AM Detectors FM and PM Detectors Noise Considerations Dyinamic Range Oscillator Design Criteria for Oscillations to Occur Build-Up of Oscillations Oscillator Analysis Resonator Theory Negative Resistance Oscillators Feedback Oscillators Tuned Oscillators Crystal Oscillators Frequency Synthesizers Large Signal Amplifiers Amplifier Classes and Efficiency Dynamic Range Intermodulation Distortion Design of Large Signal Amplifiers Transmitter Circuits Power Amplifiers AM Transmitters FM Transmitters High-Power Vacuum Tube Amplifiers Power Combining Techniques
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