Catalogue 2012 - 2013

EE 456 RF and Microwave Active Circuit Design


3 cr.


EE 314 or equivalent.

Course Description

The general objective of the course is to introduce students to the principles, processes, and techniques used in the design and realization of modern microwave and wireless active circuits. The course examines a variety of commonly used circuits including detectors, mixers, oscillators, and amplifiers that are the building blocks of all communication platforms. Throughout the semester, SerenadeSV, Sonnet Lite, and MATLAB will be used to emphasize and to help in understanding important concepts of the course as well as a tool for solving homework problems. The primary methods of assessing student learning are homework assignments, quizzes, exams, and design projects.