RF Electronics - ELEC4604

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Electrical Eng and Telecommunications

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prereq: ELEC3106

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Review of transceiver architectures. RF basics: transmission lines. Smith charts. S-parameters. RF active/passive devices and parasitics. Linearity and noise. Impedance matching. RF filters: design and implementation of microstripline filters, Kuroda identities. LNA: circuit architectures, impedance, noise, bandwidth, power gain. Mixers: active/passive mixer architectures, isolation, linearity, conversion gain. Oscillators: architecture, voltage controlled oscillators and tunability, phase noise. Phase-locked loops: analysis and dynamics of PLL, charge pump, frequency synthesiser. Power amplifiers: class C,E, F, efficiency.


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