Applied Communications Systems (E C E 447) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcome
This course draws on electromagnetic theory for transmission lines, device physics for linear and nonlinear transistor models, time- and frequency-domain measurements, and industrially-relevant CAD software for a comprehensive introduction to time- and frequency-domain IC concepts in the picosecond/GHz regime. The course lays the foundations of understanding and designing hardware for wireless communications systems.
Students will gain understanding of high frequency (microwave) components for communication, measurement, and sensing systems. By alternating between high- and low-level discussions, analysis and design of a wide variety of microwave elements, components, subsystems and systems, the instructor seeks to maintain rigor at the fundamental level while continuously placing these details in the context of the above-mentioned systems.
By the end of the course, students will be conversant in microwave element, component, subsystem and system terminology, understand the advantages and limitations of different design approaches, and be able to draw upon a wide range of tools, both analytical and numerical, to solve microwave circuit design problems. Each student will have proposed, designed, analyzed, and simulated an industrially-relevant component such as a coupled line filter, mixer, amplifier, oscillator, or simulation tool while presenting intermediate and final results to the rest of the class.
Applied Communications Systems
E C E 447
( 3 Credits )
Analysis with design problems of electronic communications circuits. Emphasis on the nonlinear effects of large-signal operation of active devices. Complete design of r.f. oscillator, amplifier, and mixer circuits.
ECE 340; ECE 420 recommended
Department: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGR College: College of Engineering