Analysis and design of electronic circuits for communication systems, with an emphasis on integrated circuits for wireless communication systems. Analysis of noise and distortion in amplifiers with application to radio receiver design. Power amplifier design with application to wireless radio transmitters. Radio-frequency mixers, oscillators, phase-locked loops, modulators, and demodulators.
This course will be based on a series of lecture notes which will be posted regularly throughout the semester. While there is no required textbook, you may find the following references useful for background reading. A copy of the classic Gray/Meyer or the updated Hurst/Lewis is indispensible and highly recommended. The Lee and Razavi textbooks are on reserve at the library.
1. Electromagnetics for High-Speed Analog and Digital Communication Circuits, Ali Niknejad, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
2. Analysis and Design of Integrated Circuits, Paul R. Gray, Paul J. Hurst, Stephen H. 3. Lewis, Robert G. Meyer, 4th Ed., Wiley, 2001.
3. The design of CMOS radio-frequency integrated circuits, Thomas H. Lee. Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
4. RF microelectronics, Behzad Razavi. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, 1998
Lecture 1: Introduction to Communication Circuits
Lecture 2: Review of MOS and BJT Technology for High-Speed Application
Lecture 3: High Speed Amplifiers and Tuned Amplifiers
Lecture 4: Two-Port Power Gain
Lecture 5: Two-Port Power Gain and Stability
Lecture 6: Matching Networks
Lecture 7: Introduction to Distortion Analysis
Lecture 8: Distortion Metrics
Lecture 9: Intercept Point, Gain Compression and Blocking
Lecture 10: Effect of Feedback on Distortion
Lecture 11: Electrical Noise
Lecture 12: Noise in Communication Systems
Lecture 13: Noise Calculations
Lecture 14: MOSFET LNA Design
Lecture 15: Midterm Review
Lecture 16: Introduction to Mixers
Lecture 17: I/Q Mixers; BJT Mixers
Lecture 18: BJT/MOS Mixers/Mixer Noise
Lecture 19: Balanced Mixers/PNoise and PSS/Transformers
Lecture 20: Guest Lecture on Low Power Transceivers
Lecture 21: Passive Mixers
Lecture 22: LC Oscillators
Lecture 23: Oscillator Steady-State Analysis
Lecture 24: Negative Resistance Osc, Differential Osc, and VCOs
Lecture 25: Oscillator phase noise
Lecture 26: Power Amplifiers
Lecture 27: Non-Linear Power Amplifiers
Lecture 28: Frequency Synthesizers