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Syllabus for

Academic year
EME110 - Design of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC)
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0103 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPWPS WIRELESS, PHOTONICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Herbert Zirath


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/44d57cf8-075e-4781-920f-8678c30b63a5


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Courses: "Foundation for Microwave Engineering" and preferably also "Active Microwave Circuits".

Aim

This course aims to give an understanding how monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) are designed and built including several techniques for analysing non-linear circuits and basic understanding of different technologies.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)


  • analyze the basic radio frequency circuit building blocks (low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, frequency mixers, frequency multipliers and oscillators) for wireless communications systems.
  • design and layout a MMIC by using professional CAE-tools.
  • describe the research field and the present state-of-the-art for wireless transceiver designs up to the frequency limit of today's technology which is of the order 300GHz.
  • write a manuscript for a scientific journal or conference.
  • present orally the designed MMIC.

Content


  • Microwave filters.
  • Equivalent circuits and circuit transforms.
  • Transceiver architectures.
  • Modeling of passive and active components and their importance for successful circuit design.
  • Circuit building blocks such as oscillators, mixers, frequency multipliers and dividers, low noise and power amplifiers of different classes.
  • MMIC/RFIC-technologies based on silicon, GaAs, InP and widebandgap semiconductors.

Organisation

lectures 22h
classes 10h
CADlaborations 10h

Literature

Compendium, lecture notes, articles.

Examination

Home assignment together with literature study or circuit design work.
Passed lab exercises.


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.