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Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



Lee, Thomas H. The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0521835399.

Razavi, Behzad. RF Microelectronics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. ISBN: 0138875715.

Additional References (Not Required, but Helpful)

Kelley, Al, and Ira Pohl. A Book on C. Redwood City, CA: Benjamin Cummings, 1995 or later. ISBN: 0805316779. (available at Quantum).

Gonzalez, Guillermo. Microwave Transistor Amplifiers: Analysis and Design. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996. ISBN: 0132543354. (available at Amazon).

Rabaey, Jan. Digital Integrated Circuits: A Design Perspective. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995. ISBN: 0131786091. (available at Amazon).

Course Format

Two 1 1/2 hour lectures per week. Problem sets (6 total) given out every one to two weeks – they will be project-oriented and involve a combination of analytical derivations and simulation in Hspice and CppSim (A C++ system level simulator). Project 1 will be focused on the design and SPICE simulation of a high speed frequency divider for phase-locked loop applications. Project 2 will be focused on the design and CppSim simulation of a GMSK transceiver for wireless applications. A midterm exam will be given. There is no final exam.


  • Quiz - 35%
  • Project1 - 15%
  • Project2 - 15%
  • Homework - 35%

6.301 or 6.775 (or equivalent) and 6.011 or 6.341 (or equivalent).

  • Students must have an active Athena account, and access to a PC computer
  • Students should work in pairs on the homework, and turn in one write-up per pair