6.776 | Spring 2005 | Graduate

High Speed Communication Circuits


Lec # Topics KEY DATES
1 Communication Systems Overview

2 Transceiver Architectures Homework 1 out
3 Wave Guides and Transmission Lines

4 S-Parameters and Impedance Transformers

5 Generalized Reflection Coefficient, Smith Chart

Homework 1 due

Homework 2 out

6 MOS Transistors, Passive Components, Gain-Bandwidth Issue for Broadband Amplifiers

7 High Frequency, Broadband Amplifiers

Homework 2 due

Homework 3 out

8 Broadband Amplifiers (cont.)

9 Enhancement Techniques for Broadband Amplifiers, Narrowband Amplifiers Homework 3 due
10 Noise Modeling in Amplifiers

11 Noise Figure, Impact of Amplifier Nonlinearities Homework 4 out
12 Low Noise Amplifiers Lab out
13 LNA Design Examples and Recent Techniques Homework 4 due
14 Voltage Controlled Oscillators Homework 5 out
15 VCO Examples and Mixers

16 Mixers (cont.) Homework 5 due


17 Noise in Voltage Controlled Oscillators

18 ABC’s of Power Amplifiers

Project out

Lab report due

Lab check-off due (one day after lecture 18)

19 Other Classes of Power Amplifiers, Modulation of Power Amplifiers

20 Linearization Techniques for Power Amplifiers, Adaptive Biasing

21 Overview of Phase-Locked Loops and Integer-N Frequency Synthesizers Homework 6 out
22 Noise in Integer-N and Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizers

23 Design of Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizers and Bandwidth Extension Techniques Homework 6 due
24 Advanced RF Topics

25 RF Transceiver Design Example (Guest Lecture) Project due

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