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Integrated circuits for wireless communications

Course No.: L.048.25017

Type: V2, Ü2

Credits: 6

Semester: Summer semester

Schedule and Location:

Informations on Schedule and Room can be found on PAUL

Short description

Mobile communications, wireless networks, and RFID technology are application examples of wireless communications. Wireless communications have found widespread use in everyday life and will become even more important in the future.

The design of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs)  requires a good system knowledge with respect to typical transmitter and receiver architectures, components, and signal properties. Furthermore a thorough understanding of integrated circuit design as well as precise high-frequency modeling of passive and active devices are required.

Goal of the lecture is to convey a methodical design approach to the design of integrated circuits for wireless communications. A part of the exercises will be performed in small teams as hands-on exercise using modern IC design software.

In the Master Electrical Engineering the course can be allowed within the study models Microelectronics and Communication Technology. For an assignment in the communication technology catalog, please register the event by formular as an additional service and apply for the credit after the exam has been passed. In the Master Electrical Systems Engineering the course is allowed for the Electronics and Devices track.

Content:

  • Transmitter and receiver architectures for wireless communications
  • System Theory Basics
    • Signals and noise
    • Modulation and demodulation
    • Transmission properties of wireless communcations systems
  • Semiconductor technologies and integrated high-frequency devices
  • Amplifiers (low-noise amplifier, power amplifier)
  • Mixers
  • Oscillators
  • Frequency synthesizer PLLs

In the Master Electrical Engineering the course can be allowed within the study models Microelectronics and Communication Technology. In the Master Electrical Systems Engineering the course is allowed for the Electronics and Devices track.

Literature:

  • Behzad Razavi “RF Microelectronics”, Prentice Hall, 2011
  • Thomas Lee “The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits”, Cambridge University Press 2003