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1Lecture 1.1: Wireless systems
 *Design of wireless systems: 
    - Path loss equation & interpretation/consequences 
    - Shannon theorem & interpretation/consequences 
 *System specifications: 
    - range, capacity & data rate, reliability, EIRP, path loss, antenna gain, interference,  multi-path fading, (de)modulation, clock & data recovery, error correction 
 *Demo experiment (in separate video) 
 *Examples 
 *Exercises 

Lecture 1.2: Design of RF transceivers
*Transforming system specifications to transceiver specifications: sensitivity,  reciprocal mixing, desensitization, cross-modulation, BER/PER, power dissipation
*Cascading formulas for gain, noise, linearity
*Transforming transceiver specifications to RF circuit specifications
*Interfacing to single and multiple antennas
*interfacing to single and multiple ADC/DSP
*RF circuit performance specifications for single and multiple signal paths: SSB/DSB, NF, IP2/IP3, P1dB, (different types of) gain, selectivity, sideband noise, image suppression, power dissipation

Lecture 1.3: RF transceiver architectures
*Single-path architectures: Direct detection, heterodyne, super-heterodyne, zero IF, low IF, sliding IF
*Beamforming architectures

Lecture 1.4: RF Technology & devices
*How RF ICs are produced
*Simple models for RF devices & scaling
*Interconnect & packaging
 
Videos:
*Introduction & overview
*Path loss interpretation
*Shannon interpretation
*System spec overview
*Demo
2

Circuit design at VHF frequencies, part 1
*Short video lectures on LNA, basic single stage amplifier configurations, PA
*Self-study
*Design assignments
* Experimental assignments
  
3

Circuit design at VHF frequencies, part 2
*Short video lectures on Filters, Mixers, Oscillator
*Self-study
*Design assignments
* Experimental assignments
  
4

Circuit design at RF/mm-wave frequencies, part 1
*Short video lectures on LNA, single stage amplifier configurations, PA
*Self-study
* Design and layout assignments
  
5

Circuit design at RF/mm-wave frequencies, part 2
*Short video lectures on Filters, Mixers, Oscillator
*Self-study
* Design and layout assignments
  
6

RF/Millimeter-wave lab – part 1
*Short video lectures on Millimeter wave measurement equipment: Network analyzer
*Self-study
* Design and measurement assignment on amplifiers
 
Remote access to a setup at TU/e
7

RF/Millimeter-wave lab – part 2
*Short video lectures on millimeter wave measurement equipment: Signal generators, Spectrum analyzer
*Self-study
* Design and measurement assignment on mixers/filters
 
Remote access to a setup at TU/e
8

RF/Millimeter wave beamforming systems
* Short video lectures on phase shifters and true time delay,
* LO distribution, ICantenna co-design and packaging
*Self-study
* Design assignment on phase shifter and system level
  
Exam
week

Same exam as for RF 2
 

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