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Office Hours: Wed 2pm to 4pm or make an appointment by email
Teaching Assistant: Junhua Shen (junhua AT
cisl.columbia.edu) (half-time TA)
Course Topics (tentative list)
- The course will focus on the design of RF front-ends for integrated transceivers for wireless communications.
- Overview of wireless communication systems.
- Receiver architectures.
- Transmitter architectures.
- Noise, sensitivity; Nonlinearity and distortion; Dynamic range.
- Low-noise amplifiers.
- Oscillators, phase-locked loops and frequency synthesizers.
Computer-aided analysis techniques are extensively used. An extensive design project is an integral part of the course.
The course is based on a combination of instructor's notes, technical papers and textbook chapters.
The textbook we will use most is:
B. Razavi: "RF Microelectronics" , Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1998.
We will often refer to the following textbook as well:
T. Lee: "The design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits" , 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Homeworks/Design Project 35%
Midterm (written) 25%
Final (written) 40%