TLT-8506 COMMUNICATION CIRCUITS AND MODULES - II

General:

TLT-8506 COMMUNICATION CIRCUITS AND MODULES - II, 7 cr, Spring'08
Lectures 36h, Exercises 60h.

Weekly Teaching / Period 1 2 3 4 5 Summer
Lectures, h - - - 3+ 3 -
Exercises, h - - - 2+ 2 -
Lab. Ex., h - - - 3+ 3 -

* Important Announcements *

The course TLT-8506 will be organized during Period #4 and Period #5, not as originally planned (during #1 and #2). See the announcements page for more details.

Lectures: Wednesdays 8:15-11:00 in TC-173.
The openinng lecture is on 7-Feb-08
(The lecture and exercise times are flexible, and they may change according to the student's ability to attend the course)

Exercises: Auditorium exercises in TC-171 and laboratory exercises in TH-103.

Course responsible: Prof. Nikolay Tchamov, room TH108, e-mail: nikolay(at)cs.tut.fi.
Course coordinator: Svetozar Broussev, room TH114, e-mail: svetozar(at)cs.tut.fi.

Study guide description: TLT-8506 COMMUNICATION CIRCUITS AND MODULES - II (link to study guide).

Course Info:

Goal: To acquire advanced knowledge of the RF building blocks and architectures of modern wireless communication receivers and transmitters. New and challenging architectures along with their tradeoffs and sophisticated circuit-level block implementations are discussed.

Contents:
1. Advanced receiver and transmitter architectures with their pros and cons.
2. Study of various circuit-level implementations of RF communication circuits: Oscillators, low-noise amplifiers, mixers, power amplifiers and others.
3. Circuit analysis and design with CAD products such as PSpice and Cadence.
4. RF measurement specifics using a spectrum analyzer, VCO/PLL signal analyzer, network analyzer and other instruments.

Requirements: Exam and completion of exercises.

Recommended prerequisites:

  1. TLT-8106 Basic Communication Circuits, 4 cr (link to course page) or equivalent knowledge.
  2. TLT-8206 Communication Circuits and Modules I, 4 cr (link to course page) or equivalent knowledge.

Literature:

  1. Lecture slides
  2. Selected chapters from various books, for example Gray, Hurst, Lewis and Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2001), ISBN: 0-471-32168-0.

Link to the CCM-II web page from previous years:

  1. TLT-8506 Communication Circuits and Modules II, 2005-2006
  2. TLT-8506 Communication Circuits and Modules II, 2006-2007

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