6.976 | Spring 2003 | Graduate

High Speed Communication Circuits and Systems


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session



Lee, Thomas H. The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0521835399.

Razavi, Behzad. RF Microelectronics_._ Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. ISBN: 0138875715.

Additional References (Not Required, but Helpful)

Kelley, Al, and Ira Pohl. A Book on C_._ Redwood City, CA: Benjamin Cummings_,_ 1995 or later. ISBN: 0805316779.

Gonzalez, Guillermo. Microwave Transistor Amplifiers: Analysis and Design_._ Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996. ISBN: 0132543354.

Rabaey, Jan. Digital Integrated Circuits: A Design Perspective_._ Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995. ISBN: 0131786091.

Course Format

Two 1 1/2 hour lectures per week. Problem sets (6 total) given out every one to two weeks – they will be project-oriented and involve a combination of analytical derivations and simulation in Hspice and CppSim (A C++ system level simulator). Project 1 will be focused on the design and SPICE simulation of a high speed frequency divider for phase-locked loop applications. Project 2 will be focused on the design and CppSim simulation of a GMSK transceiver for wireless applications. A midterm exam will be given. There is no final exam.


Activities Percentages
Quiz 35%
Project 1 15%
Project 2 15%
Homework 35%


6.301 or 6.775 (or equivalent) and 6.011 or 6.341 (or equivalent).

Course Info

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Spring 2003
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