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**Course Description**

Welcome to the world of microwave circuits. This area impacts many recent

electronic developments such as wireless communication and high-speed

optoelectronic systems. This course introduces concepts and principles of

circuit analysis and design at microwave frequencies by examining microwave

active and passive devices. Microwave device modeling and non-ideal effects

in circuit operation such as noise and nonlinear distortion are also

emphasized. The design techniques required to develop most of the major

building blocks in modern microwave systems are also included.

¡@**Topics to be covered**

Microwave circuit principles

- Transmission lines

- S-parameters

- Gain/Stability of active and passive networks

- Circuit bias networks

- Matching networks

- Low-noise amplifier design

- Power amplifier design

- Voltage-controlled oscillator

- Mixer

¡@**Text Books**

G. Gonzalez, ¡§Microwave Transistor Amplifiers: Analysis & Design,¡¨ Prentice Hall, 1996.

¡@**References**

1. G. D. Vendelin, "Microwave circuit design using linear and nonlinear techniques", Wiley-interscience, 1990

2. I. Bahl and P. Bhartia, "Microwave solid state circuit design", 2nd edition, Wiley-interscience, 2003

¡@**Teaching Method**

Power point handouts are used in this class. Tablet computer is used for

equation derivation and additional materials. The notes are written on the

computer directly, and students can download the notes after the class. CAD

tool is intensively used in this class to let students have opportunities

using industrial standard approaches for microwave circuit design.

¡@**Syllabus**

- Introduction

- Two-port networks

- Transmission line

- S-parameters

- Power waves and power gain

- Matching network and signal flow graph

- Microwave transistor amplifier design

- Bias networks

- Device characteristics and modeling

- Low noise amplifier

- Broadband amplifier

- Power amplifier

- Microwave oscillator

- Microwave mixer

¡@**Evaluation**

- Homework (20%)

- Quiz (10%)

- Midterm (20%)

- Final exam (20%)

- Final project (30%)

¡@**Course Homepage**

E-learning system

http://elearn.nthu.edu.tw/

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