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The RF System Design for Wireless Communications course teaches you how to design the RF system for the wireless transceivers.

The course is also beneficial to design/test engineers, engineering/marketing manager and directors who would like to understand and learn RF system design principles, RF system impairments, RF system design limitations, and RF System design tools and techniques.

Course Highlights:

  • Introduction to RF System and RF System Review
  • RF System Architectures
  • RF Receivers and Transmitters
  • RF System Blocks
  • Block Specifications for a System
  • System Characteristics and System Impairments
  • Noise and Noise Figure
  • Nonlinearity and Intermodulation Products
  • Intercept Points
  • Phase Noise and its Impacts
  • IQ Amplitude and Phase Imbalances
  • Other Impairments
  • System Calculations
  • Blocks Specifications Tradeoffs
  • Statistical Analysis of a System
  • Frequency Planning
  • Factors Affecting Systems
  • CAD Packages

Course Benefits:

By the end of this course, the student would be able to:

  • Differentiate the RF systems and their requirements
  • Define main system blocks and their functions
  • Identify the RF System impairments
  • Be able to calculate and determine the main RF system characteristic           

Course typically offered: Online in Winter and Summer

Prerequisites: RF Principles and Applications (EE-40137) or familiarity with the electronics circuit analysis.

Software: Free online simulators are used in this class. Student may use the Advanced Design System (ADS) simulator from Keysight should you already have access to it. Students will also need to have access to Micosoft Excel.

Next Steps: Upon completion of this course, consider taking RFIC Design, RF Circuit Design, or courses in the RF Engineering Certificate

Contact: For more information about this program contact infotech@ucsd.edu 

Course Number: EE-40098
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: RF EngineeringWireless Engineering