Valid from: Spring 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-06-07
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: ETIN65
Teaching language: English
The course is a supplementary course to RF Amplifier Design (ETIN50) where you gain a comprehensive experience of the profession as radio frequency designer. The project may typically consist of a minor part of a radio receiver. The goal is to get understanding of the relation between the calculations and the realisation of electronic circuits in the frequency range megahertz to gigahertz. Measurements with spectrum and network analysers at high frequencies show that the components do not always behave as expected. The know-how to master this makes the course both useful and exciting.
Knowledge and Understanding
For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to set up a project specification for given requirements.
Competences and Skills
For a passing grade the doctoral student must
Judgement and Approach
For a passing grade the doctoral student must acquire knowledge from specialist literature and select components from various suppliers, that are necessary for the design to meet the specification.
In contrast to ordinary laboratory exercises, where the tasks mostly relate to a particular section in the textbook, you will take the responsibility for all of the phases in the design work. When the specification is stipulated, suitable components must be selected in order to make a realizable design. After reasonable component values have been calculated and a layout is drawn, a printed circuit board is fabricated. Finally the prototype must be verified. This can comprise the use of advanced measurements with spectrum and network analysers or noise figure meter. The project work is done in small groups in the Radio Laboratory. Specialist guidance is offered at set times. Seminars or guest lectures may be presented during the course, covering subjects of special interest in the radio electronics field as well as presentation techniques. The project is presented in a comprehensive written report and in an oral presentation to the other participants in the course.
Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, project
Examination formats: Written report, miscellaneous.
Requirements to pass the course are approved project work, oral presentation, written report and attendance during the presentation of the other projects. Examination is given only once a year after the course.
Grading scale: Failed, pass
Assumed prior knowledge: ETIN50 RF Amplifier Design
Selection criteria: The result of ETIN50 RF Amplifier Design
With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.