Radio Circuits and Devices

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AE2B37ROZ Z,ZK 6 2+2s English
Department of Radioelectronics

The goal of the subject is to inform the students about properties, parameters, and design methodology of radio circuits, radio function blocks, and more complex blocks of radio transmitters and receivers. The lectures are devoted sequentially to elements, circuits, function blocks, and systems which are used at radio frequencies. The exercises are both seminar and laboratory; the seminars are devoted the basic calculations from the area of the radio function blocks, and the measurements are devoted to both basic function blocks and more complex problems from the area of radio transmitters and receivers.


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Syllabus of lectures:

1. Two-port circuit parameters, voltage, current, and power gain, stability, linear and nonlinear distortions, IPn

2. Noise parameters of elements and two-port circuits, noise figure, noise temperature, noise measure

3. Cascade synthesis, gain, noise parameters, IPn of the cascade

4. High-frequency properties of passive elements, resonators, parasitic effects, capacitors and inductors

5. Impedance matching with the elements with concentrated selectivity, impedance transformers

6. Filters for radio devices (with lumped parameters, SAW, crystal, with resonators)

7. Special high-frequency semiconductor elements and their characterization, HBT, GaAs FET, HEMT, PIN, varicaps, varactors, RF switches

8. Wide-band and narrow-band amplifiers, stability, semisymbolic analysis, differential amplifier, cascode and other basic blocks, amplifier with controlled gain, VGA, DVGA, AGC, ABCD power amplifiers

9. Detectors and mixers, quasi-linear analysis, conversion loss, mixers with diodes and FETs, quadrature modulators and demodulators

10. Feedback and crystal oscillators, phase noise, VCO, oscillators with the elements with negative differential resistance, PLL

11. Types of receivers, superhet with simple and double mixing, ZIF and NZIF receivers

12. System design of receivers

13. Transmitters, nonlinear analysis

14. Software radio

Syllabus of tutorials:


1. Basic parameters and characteristics of receivers

2. Filters, measurement of transfer characteristics, LC, SAW, crystal filter

3. A-, B-, and C-class amplifiers

4. Mixer, mixing products, IP1, IP3

5. Digital radio DRM

6. Digital TV DVB-T

7. PLL

8. Measurement on transmitter


9. Cascade synthesis

10. High-frequency properties of passive elements

11. Receivers, mirror frequency, double mixing

12. Oscillators

13. Amplifier, differential amplifier, selective amplifier

14. Mixers, conversion parameters

Study Objective:

Presenting knowledge for practical radio circuits design.

Study materials:

1. G.V. Vendelin, A.M.Pavio, U.L. Rohde, Microwave Circuit Design Using Linear and Nonlinear Techniques, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey 2005.

2. Y. Sun, Wireless Communication Circuits and Systems, IEE, London 2004.

3. U. Rohde, J. Whitaker, Communications Receivers, DSP, Software Radios, and Design, Third edition, McGraw-Hill 2001, ISBN 0-07-136121-9.

4. W. Egan, Partial RF System Design, Wiley-Interscience 2003, ISBN 0-471-20023-9.

(+ http://radio.feld.cvut.cz/personal/dobes2/dobes.en.pdf (PDFs for Education))

Further information:
https://moodle.fel.cvut.cz/courses/AE2B37ROZ http://radio.feld.cvut.cz/personal/dobes2/dobes.en.pdf
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Data valid to 2020-10-27
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