Catalogue 2019 - 2020

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 emphasis of the course is on the design of narrow band, broadband and low noise amplifiers employing three terminal devices such as HEMETs and HBTs. Detailed study of noise figure, noise parameters and stability of RF and microwave circuits using S-parameters. Modern RF & microwave CAD such as Advanced Design System (ADS), ANSYS DesignerRF, and MATLAB will be used to emphasize and to help in understanding important concepts of the course. The primary methods of assessing student learning are homework assignments, quizzes, exams, and design projects.

Cross Listed Courses

EE 556