Catalog Description: Techniques of analog circuit technology in the high-frequency regime above 1 GHz. Transmission lines and distributed circuit elements; S-parameter design of high-frequency active circuits; computer-aided analysis and design. Emphasis on design of planar high-frequency integrated circuits employing CMOS and SiGe technology. Circuit building blocks for broadband wired and wireless communication will be emphasized including oscillators, low-noise amplifiers, and power amplifiers.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: 117 and 140 or equivalent.

Spring: 3 hours of lecture per week
Fall: 3 hours of lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

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