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Description

6.776 covers circuit level design issues of high speed communication systems, with primary focus being placed on wireless and broadband data link applications.

Specific circuit topics include transmission lines, high speed and low noise amplifiers, VCO’s, mixers, power amps, high speed digital circuits, and frequency synthesizers. In addition to learning analysis skills for the above items, students will gain a significant amount of experience in simulating RF circuits in SPICE and also building RF circuits within a lab project.

Course Curriculum

  • Communication Systems Overview Unlimited
  • Transceiver Architectures Unlimited
  • Wave Guides and Transmission Lines Unlimited
  • S-Parameters and Impedance Transformers Unlimited
  • Generalized Reflection Coefficient, Smith Chart Unlimited
  • MOS Transistors, Passive Components, Gain-Bandwidth Issue for Broadband Amplifiers Unlimited
  • High Frequency, Broadband Amplifiers Unlimited
  • Broadband Amplifiers (cont.) Unlimited
  • Enhancement Techniques for Broadband Amplifiers, Narrowband Amplifiers Unlimited
  • Noise Modeling in Amplifiers Unlimited
  • Noise Figure, Impact of Amplifier Nonlinearities Unlimited
  • Low Noise Amplifiers Unlimited
  • LNA Design Examples and Recent Techniques Unlimited
  • Voltage Controlled Oscillators Unlimited
  • VCO Examples and Mixers Unlimited
  • Mixers (cont.) Unlimited
  • Noise in Voltage Controlled Oscillators Unlimited
  • ABC’s of Power Amplifiers Unlimited
  • Overview of Phase-Locked Loops and Integer-N Frequency Synthesizers Unlimited
  • Design of Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizers and Bandwidth Extension Techniques Unlimited

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