# Calendar

Lec # | Topics | KEY DATES |
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1 | Communication Systems Overview | |

2 | Transceiver Architectures | Homework 1 out |

3 | Wave Guides and Transmission Lines | |

4 | S-Parameters and Impedance Transformers | |

5 | Generalized Reflection Coefficient, Smith Chart | Homework 1 due Homework 2 out |

6 | MOS Transistors, Passive Components, Gain-Bandwidth Issue for Broadband Amplifiers | |

7 | High Frequency, Broadband Amplifiers | Homework 2 due Homework 3 out |

8 | Broadband Amplifiers (cont.) | |

9 | Enhancement Techniques for Broadband Amplifiers, Narrowband Amplifiers | Homework 3 due |

10 | Noise Modeling in Amplifiers | |

11 | Noise Figure, Impact of Amplifier Nonlinearities | Homework 4 out |

12 | Low Noise Amplifiers | Lab out |

13 | LNA Design Examples and Recent Techniques | Homework 4 due |

14 | Voltage Controlled Oscillators | Homework 5 out |

15 | VCO Examples and Mixers | |

16 | Mixers (cont.) | Homework 5 due |

Quiz | ||

17 | Noise in Voltage Controlled Oscillators | |

18 | ABC's of Power Amplifiers | Project out Lab report due Lab check-off due (one day after lecture 18) |

19 | Other Classes of Power Amplifiers, Modulation of Power Amplifiers | |

20 | Linearization Techniques for Power Amplifiers, Adaptive Biasing | |

21 | Overview of Phase-Locked Loops and Integer-N Frequency Synthesizers | Homework 6 out |

22 | Noise in Integer-N and Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizers | |

23 | Design of Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizers and Bandwidth Extension Techniques | Homework 6 due |

24 | Advanced RF Topics | |

25 | RF Transceiver Design Example (Guest Lecture) | Project due |