Date Lecture Title Reading Laboratry
8/24 Lect 1: Intro to Comm Circuits (pdf)  
Week 2
8/29 Lect 2: Introduction to Transmission Lines (pdf) sine standing wave sine plus reflection sine plus reflection decomposed mathematica notebook Lab 0: ADS Tutorial Session
8/31 Lect 3: Transmission Lines in the Frequency Domain (pdf)  
Week 3
9/5 Lect 4: Scattering Parameters (pdf ) [only pages 1-2,15-26] No Lab (Holiday)
9/7 Lect 5: Smith Chart (pdf ) Reader 3.8-3.9  
Week 4
9/12 Lect 6: Review of Resonance ; T-Line Resonators (pdf ) Reader 2.1-2.2; 3.7.4 Lab 1: Introduction to Lab
9/14 Lect 7: Matching Networks (pdf ) Reader 5.7
Week 5
9/19 Lect 8: Two-Port Theory (pdf)   Lab 2:  High Frequency Components
9/21 Lect 9: Two-Port Power Gain and Stability (pdf)
Reader 4.1
 
Week 6
9/26 Lect 10: Two-Port Stability Reader 2.3 Lab 2 (cont)
9/28   Reader 4.2, 4.5  
Week 7
10/3 Lect 14: Noise in Comm Systems (pdf) Reader 6.1,6.2 Lab 3 :  Filter Lab
10/5 Lect 15: Physical Origin of Electrical Noise (pdf) Reader 6.3  
Week 8
10/10 Lect 16: Two-Port Noise (pdf) Reader 6.4 No Lab ( Holiday)
10/12 Lect 17: LNA Design (pdf) Reader 7.1, 7.5  
Week 9:  Midterm Week
10/17 Midterm Review Reader 7.2-7.4 Lab 3 cont
10/19 Lect 11:Introduction to Distortion (pdf) Reader 8.1-8.3  
 
Week 10
10/24 Lect 12: Distortion Metrics (pdf)   Lab 4: High Frequency Amplifiers
10/26 Lect 13: Feedback and Distortion (pdf)    
Week 11
10/31 Reader 8.4-8.6 Lab 4 cont 
11/2    
Week 12
11/7   Lab 4 cont
11/9 Lect: Intro to Receivers and Mixers (pdf)    
 
Week 13
11/14  Lect: Current/Voltage Commutating Mixers (pdf)   Lab 5: Noise Measurement
11/16    
Week 14
11/21 Power Amplifiers (pdf) (pdf)   Lab 6: Distortion Measurement
11/23 Thanksgiving Day

   
Week 15
11/28 Lect: Oscillators & Steady-State Analysis (pdf)   Lab 7:  Mixer Characterization
11/30 Lect 26:  Lect: Negative Resistance Osc ;Differential Osc, and VCOs (pdf)    
Review Period
12/5 Review Session (Lect: Transmitter System Level Specifications (pdf))   Lab 8: SDR/Modulation 
12/7 Review Office Hours    
Final Exam
TBA Final Exam