Short Title:Radio Frequency Design
Full Title:Radio Frequency Design
Module Code:RDFD H6001
 
Credits: 7.5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:BRIAN KEOGH
Module Description:This elective gives a student the skill-sets that are required to design an RF circuit block or wireless system at the physical (PHY) layer.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design an RF amplifier using appropriate calculations and verify results using RF Simulator software.
LO2 Extract and Investigate s parameter data of a selected two-port network using a microwave vector network analyser (VNA).
LO3 Analyse and solve ill defined RF design problems concerning Noise Factor, stability and gain using an industry standard microwave simulator.
LO4 Perform mathematical modelling to verify system parameters such as Stability, Gain and Return Loss.
LO5 Design the PHY layer interface that can be used by a Layer 2 design team.
LO6 Research IEEE literature and write technical reports concerning RF regulatory issues including safety.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Safety in RF Labs. Quarter wavelength transmission line experiment. Class works in small groups 2 5.00 Week 2
Laboratory S parameter data extraction for a surface mount capacitor using a specialised vector network analyser. (Group Activity). Runs concurrently with CA3 and CA4. 2,3 5.00 Week 3
Laboratory RF Circuit Simulation Workshop 1,2,3,4 5.00 Week 4
Laboratory Amplifier Design: Specification, High Level Design, Detailed Design using ADS and selected surface mount transistor. Test results. Deliverable : Design documentation for all phases of the design. 1,3,4,5 15.00 Week 8
Laboratory EMC Testing using a spectrum analyser Deliverable : Technical Report 5,6 10.00 Week 9
Open-book Examination Open Book (time limited) challenge based on a selection of ill-defined problems. 1,3,4,5,6 10.00 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Interactive Lecture 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab/Discussion 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Working on Assignments 10.00 Every Week 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Interactive Lecture 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab/Discussion 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Working on Assignments 10.00 Every Week 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Ludwig 2008, RF Circuit Design, 2 Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 13-978-0131471375]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Golio 2008, RF and Microwave passive and Active Technologies, CRC Press [ISBN: 139780849372209]
  • Charles Nelson 2008, High-frequency and microwave circuit design, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group Boca Raton [ISBN: 0-8493-7562-2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EEESD_M Masters of Engineering in Electronic Engineering in Electronic System Design 2 Elective