LEC # Topics Key Dates
1 Overview of Course

2 Transmission Line Theory

3 S-parameters and Impedance Transformers

4 Generalized Reflection Coefficient, Smith Chart, Passives

5 High Speed Broadband Amplifiers HW #1 Due
HW #2 Out
6 Enhancement of Broadband Amplifiers, Narrowband Amplifiers

7 Noise Modeling in Amplifiers HW #2 Due
HW #3 Out
8 Noise Figure, Impact of Amplifier Nonlinearities

9 Low Noise Amplifiers HW #3 Due
HW #4 Out
10 Mixers

11 Voltage Controlled Oscillators HW #4 Due
HW #5 Out
12 Noise in Voltage Controlled Oscillators

13 High Speed Digital Logic

14 High Speed Frequency Dividers HW #5 Due
Project #1 Out
15 Integer-N Frequency Synthesizers

16 Noise in Integer-N Frequency Synthesizers

17 Advanced Frequency Synthesizers

18 Design and Simulation of Synthesizers Project #1 Due
HW #6 Out
19 Basics of Wireless Communication

20 Performance Measures of Wireless Communication

21 MSK Modulation and Clock and Data Recovery Circuits HW #6 Due
Project #2 Out
22 Guest Lecture by Gu-Yeon Wei, Harvard University: Low-Power High-Speed Links

23 Guest Lecture: Statistical Electronics

24 Guest Lecture by Analog Devices: RF Power Amplifiers

25 Guest Lecture: A 1.6 Gb/s/pair Electromagnetically Coupled Multidrop Bus Using Pulse-Based Modulated Signaling

26 Guest Lecture by Richard Schreier, Analog Devices: Lowpass and Bandpass Delta-Sigma Modulation Project #2 Due

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