Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
Language of instruction
Data Processing and Information Technology
Mode of study
Introduction to RF Electronics, 5 cr
Language of instruction: English, Finnish
After completing the course the student * can explain functioning of a simple radiotransmitter, i.e. role of the functional blocks of the radiotransmitter and how each component value has been chosen. * is aware of limitations of conventional circuit analysis and understands needs for high frequency component models. * can apply basic linear and high-frequency, small-signal component models in analysis of electronic circuits and is able to use related mathematical tools. * is able to simulate simple electronic circuits, construct circuits using breadboards and test their basic properties via typical RF measurement devices. * is able explain basic antenna properties and how electromagnetic wave phenomena is inherent in design and analysis of electronic devices at radio frequencies. * is aware of typical RF design principles and terminology used in RF electronics.
Functional blocks and functioning of a simple radiotransmitter. Small signal modeling, nonidealities and basic high frequency component models (passive basic components, PN-diode, NPN-transistor,Shockley-equation, Ebers-Moll transistormodel). Use of linear circuit analysis and related mathematical tools in RF electronics. Basic building blocks of transmitter-receiver systems: transistor amplifier circuit to oscillators, modulators, mixers, filters, and antennas. Basics of EM waves, properties of elementary antennas. Construction and testing of basic RF circuits and antennas. Overview of typical RF design principles and terminology used in RF electronics.