Office Hours: Wed 11am to 12pm or make an appointment by email

Teaching Assistant: Junhua Shen (junhua AT


Course Topics (subject to change)

see also this overview of the book chapters in the textbook.

Design tools

Computer-aided analysis techniques are extensively used. The latest industry-grade CAD tools and simulation tools are used in this class. See the Design Tools page.


The course is based on a combination of instructor's notes, technical papers and textbook chapters.

The textbook we will use most is:

see also this overview of the book chapters in the textbook.

We will often refer to the following textbook as well:

Check the Textbook section for a list of other RFIC related textbooks which have been placed on reserve in the library for this course.

 (Subject to change)
 Homeworks/Design Project  35%
 Midterm (written) 25%
 Final (written) 40%

Remote Students

Remote students need the ability to remotely run the design tools on our VLSI/CISL Teaching machines in Mudd 12th floor. See the Design Tools page for the available remote login software.

Make sure your are confident you have a sufficiently fast internet connection (broadband). Make sure you understand the use of remote access tools before you register for this course as a remote student.

We will not be able to help you setting up that connection since it is too specific to your particular computing setup and internet connection. CVN might be able to offer specific support.