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ELEC97075 (EE9-AO6) Radio Frequency Subsystems

Lecturer(s): Prof Stepan Lucyszyn


Teach the terminology, concepts and basic methods of radio frequency design. Generalise system and circuit design techniques used at RF and microwave frequencies, for both hybrid and monolithic implementations.

Learning Outcomes

Design and understand the basic limits of radio frequency systems and circuits by addressing power link budgets, impedance matching, parasitic effects, gain, stability and noise issues.


Topics in radio frequency and microwave circuit design and testing. Power and noise link budget. Narrowband matching. Transmission line circuits, the Smith Chart and its uses. Lumped and distributed filters, impedance transformations. S-parameters. Transistor amplifier design. Stability at high frequencies, oscillators. Power amplifier design. RFIC and Monolithic microwave integrated circuits.
Exam Duration: 3:00hrs
Coursework contribution: 20%

Term: Spring

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

Coursework Requirement:

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

Prerequisite module(s): None required

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