The "RF and millimeter-wave circuit design" (RFMMW) course covers the design, analysis and experimental verification of wireless circuits and systems. These are the same topics as the RF1 and RF2 courses but the RFMMW is optimized for remote learning.

Learning goals:

The learning goals encompass the learning goals of RF1 & RF2 courses:

  1. Understand the technical system specification of a wireless system
  2. Understand the transceiver specifications and relate them to the system specifications
  3. Understand single-path and multi-path/beamforming transceiver architectures
  4. Understand the RF circuit/function specifications and relate them to the transceiver specifications
  5. Be able to design, simulate and layout low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, filters, mixers, oscillators, phase shifters and true time delay circuits at VHF, RF and mm-wave frequencies
  6. Be able to perform experiments and measurements with/on VHF, RF and mm-wave transceiver circuits

Course format

  1. Web lectures
  2. Self-study based on video lectures / books / presentation slides
  3. Online homework exercises with solutions
  4. Design, simulation and layout assignments, Design reviews
  5. Experimental assignments

Interactive discussion forum for students



A description of the course can be found in this document:

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A plan & schedule for the lectures can be found here.

A detailed list of topics can be found in the attached files below (newest version on top):

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Some background for the educational methodes that we want to apply can be found here

The "interactive circuit diagram" Javascript circuit simulator that we are going to use can be found here:

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It was downloaded from Github (https://github.com/pfalstad/circuitjs1 ) on 20200417 and created by Paul Falstadt (https://www.falstad.com). The license can be found at https://www.falstad.com/licensing.html


Here's a list of equipment for the local (TU/e) and home recording of lectures.
A Q&A list is maintained here.

Support requests:

  • Advice from educational support (Renée Hendrikx) - already scheduled
    • First feedback: lab is difficult to impossible to do in Coursera. Advice: use an alternative (simulation etc.).
    • This does not seem an ideal solution.
    • More discussion t the micromaster meeting on March 21st 2019 where the colleagues of Renée Hendrikx wil join.
  • SA:
    • Setting up the remote lab experiments & access
    • Setting up the local lab experiments & arranging for the equipment supply/logistics
    • Support for generating content (formatting, uploading, editing etc.)
    • Support for exam & lab evaluation
  • Groningen/Hanze
    • Peta de Vries has offered to answer a list with any questions we might have related to remote education. She will provide answers based on the extensive experience at Hanze.
    • Heinrich and colleagues are thinking & joining the discussions and experiments on remote lab access, see the web page here


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