Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Compulsory for: MWIR1. Optional for: C4, D4, E4, E4rn, F4, F4f, MFOT4, MSOC2, N4. Course coordinator: Göran Jönsson,, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Recommended prerequisits: ESS010/ETI190 Electronics. Assessment: Written test during 5h and completed laboratory work. Home page:

The course is intended to give a general knowledge in radio frequency applications, especially those which are common in radio communications. The fundamentals are introduced without penetrating the electronics or design details. The different parts are treated as functional blocks defined by their physical properties rather than their electronic. This will give a basic understanding of the radio receiver or the cellular phone but also the requirements put on the used circuits. Thus Radio is a compulsory course for those who later want to specialise as radio frequency designers.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Covered topics are

Type of teaching:
The theory presented in lectures is elaborated and practised in seminars. At laboratory experiments advanced measurement techniques are used to study selected building blocks. The course comprises two mandatory laboratory exercises.

Young P H: Electronic Communication Techniques. Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition 2004. ISBN: 0-13-122885-4.
Additional assignments for laboratory experiments.