CES590: Passive RF Circuits

Instructor:  Jack Ou, Ph.D. and Farid Farahmand, Ph.D.
Office Location: Salazar Hall 2010B
Email:jack.Ou AT sonoma DOT edu
Class location: Salazar Hall 2009A

The first half of this hands-on cOurse focuses on understanding transmission lines and important passive RF circuits. Each lecture is supported by simulation exercises (Agilent's Advanced Design System) and laboratory measurements. In the second half of the cOurse, industry experts discuss the advancements and challenges in practical RF circuit design.

Audience: working engineers/technicians, graduate students in the CES program, and senior students in the Electrical Engineering program.

 

Syllabus

Date
Topic
Reference
Homework
Speaker
8/21
transmission line
lecture series
n/a
Dr. Farahmand
8/28
transmission line (2)
simulation of tline
Dr. Farahmand
9/4
smith chart
network analyzer
Dr. Farahmand
9/11
antenna
Dr. Khaleel
9/18
s2p, parameter extraction
hw1,read/write from s2p,s2p
Ou
9/25
resonant circuits
hw2
Ou
10/2
non-sinusoidal waves on lossless transmission line
Dr. esteich
10/9
filter design
hw3
Ou
10/16
filter design (2),genesys
Ou
10/23
matching circuit & smith chart
hw4
Ou
10/30
matching (2), mos transistor, note on impedance
project
Ou
11/6
mixer/demostration
Dr. marOugi
11/13
mos transistor
     
11/20
lna
11/27
cmos mixer
12/6
oscilator