Course Syllabus for

RF Amplifier Design

ETIN50F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-05-14

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: ETIN50
Teaching language: English


The course is intended to give basic and wide knowledge in analysis and design of radio frequency amplifieres, primarily based on discrete devices, but also engineering skills in measurement techniques that are necessary for verification of the result. The rf amplifier is an essential part of wireless applications such as cellular phones, multimedia terminals, computer networks, short distance communication between peripherals etc. As this technology rapidly advances there is a great demand for this kind of knowledge.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The main focus is analysis and synthesis of high-frequency amplifiers. Systematic methods for the design of amplifiers with regard to gain, stability and noise. Transmission lines are natural elements since the signal wavelength is comparable with the size of the electronic circuits.Circuits are presented and exemplified with transmission lines and transistors in the frequency range megahertz to gigahertz. Advanced radio frequency measurements using spectrum and network analysers.

Course Literature

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises. The theory presented in lectures is trained in exercise hours. The course comprises four mandatory laboratory exercises where advanced measurement techniques are used to compare the theoretical models with the real behaviour. The course also includes two mandatory hand-in exercises.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written assignments. Two passed hand-in assignments, four completed laboratory exercises and a final written examination (5h). Approved hand-in assignments and laboratory exercises are a requirement to be allowed to enter the examination.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge:ETIF05 Basic Wireless Communication Technique

Further Information

Course coordinator: Universitetsadjunkt Göran Jönsson,

Course Occasion Information

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