High Speed Communication Circuits and Systems

A series of colored line diagrams representing circuits.

The course logo for high speed communication circuits and systems. (Image courtesy of Michael Perrott, with help from Sue Yee and Michelle Ho.)


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Spring 2003



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Course Description

6.976 covers circuit and system 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, and high speed digital circuits. Specific system topics include frequency synthesizers, clock and data recovery circuits, and GMSK transceivers. In addition to learning analysis skills for the above items, students will gain a significant amount of experience in simulating circuits in SPICE and systems in CppSim (a custom C++ simulator).

Michael Perrott. 6.976 High Speed Communication Circuits and Systems, Spring 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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