RF Integrated Circuit Design

EE314A

Stanford School of Engineering


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Description

This course examines the design of RF integrated circuits for communications systems, primarily in CMOS. Students review the classical control concepts necessary for oscillator design including PLLs and PLL-based frequency synthesizers and focus on the design of low phase noise oscillators, and high-efficiency (e.g., class E, F) RF power amplifiers.

Prerequisites

EE214B

Topics include

  • passive and active filters
  • mixers, modulators, and demodulators
  • behavior and modeling of passive and active components at RF
  • narrowband and broadband amplifiers
  • noise and distortion measures and mitigation methods
  • coupling networks
  • transceiver architectures