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ELEC97041 (EE4-17) High Performance Analogue Electronics

Lecturer(s): Prof Esther Rodriguez-Villegas


This course is concerned with the design and implementation of high performance analogue integrated circuits and systems, with emphasis on the design of high-frequency circuits for wireless receivers. Circuit and system-level issues determining the performance of wireless receivers will be discussed, and transistor-level techniques to implement high performance, fully-integrated wireless receivers will be introduced.

Learning Outcomes

To understand and assess the suitability of different receiver architectures for particular system applications. To understand and evaluate the important performance parameters for the various building blocks within a wireless receiver, such as noise and linearity, and to be familiar with suitable transistor level implementations of the major building blocks including low-noise amplifirs, mixers and oscillators.


System-level design: Introduction to wireless receiver architectures, system-level specifications.
Design techniques: noise analysis and low noise design; high-frequency transistor performance, CMOS and BJT linearisation. Building blocks: integrated continuous-time filters, analogue mixers and multipliers, integrated oscillators. System-level case studies: video/tv receivers; paging receivers.
Exam Duration: 3:00hrs
Coursework contribution: 0%

Term: Spring

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): Closed

Coursework Requirement:

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

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