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Office Hours: (prelim.)Tuesdays 2.30pm to 4.30pm or make an appointment by email

Teaching Assistant: Anuranjan Jha (anu at ) (TA webpage)


Course Topics (tentative list)

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

Design tools

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.

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

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%

Remote Students

Remote students need the ability to remotely run the design tools on our VLSI/CISL Teaching machines in Mudd 12th floor. This involves setting up an ssh connection to the machines and running an Xserver on your system. Instructions are at

Make sure your are confident you have a sufficiently fast internet connection (broadband). Make sure you understand the use of ssh & X11 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.