TLT-8306 RF-ASIC DESIGN I , 3 cr, Spring 2007
Lectures 12 h, Exercises 32 h.

Weekly Teaching / Period 1 2 3 4 5 Summer
Lectures, h - - - 1 1 -
Exercises, h - - - 3 3 -

The first lecture starts on 8.2.07 in room TB224.

Lectures: Thursday 9:15-10:00 in TB224.
Exercises: Thursday 10:15-13:15 in TC171.

Course responsible: Prof. Nikolay Tchamov, room TH108, e-mail:
Course coordinator: Minh Vu, room TH112, e-mail:

Study guide description: TLT-8306 RF-ASIC DESIGN I (link to study guide).

Course Info:

Goal: Intermediate level knowledge of RF-ASIC development and monolithic implementation of RF components

Contents: 1. Description and fabrication steps of CMOS, Bipolar and SiGe processes.

2. Monolithic RF components such as resistors, capacitors, transistors etc. and their characterization.

3. Basics of physical implementation of the integrated communication systems front-end blocks.

Requirements: Exam.

Recommended prerequisites:

  1. TLT-8016 Basic Analog Circuits, 6 cr (link to course page) or equivalent knowledge.
  2. TLT-8106 Basic Communication Circuits, 4 cr (link to course page) or equivalent knowledge.

Literature: Alan Hastings, Art of Analog Layout (Prentice Hall, 2001), ISBN: 0-13-087061-7, and Gray, Hurst, Lewis and Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2001), ISBN: 0-471-32168-0.

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