Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: E4, E4rn, MSOC2, MWIR2. Course coordinator: Göran Jönsson,, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Prerequisites: ETI032 Radio Electronics. The number of participants is limited to 24 Selection criteria: The result of ETI032 Radio Electronic. Assessment: Passed project work, oral presentation and written report. Home page:

The course is a supplementary course to Radio Electronics (ETI032) where you gain a comprehensive experience of the profession as radio frequency designer. The project may typically consist of a minor part of a radio receiver. The goal is to get understanding of the relation between the calculations and the realisation of electronic circuits in the frequency range megahertz to gigahertz. Measurements with spectrum and network analysers at high frequencies show that the components not always behave as expected. The know-how to master this makes the course both useful and exciting.

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

In contrast to ordinary laboratory exercises, where the tasks mostly relate to a particular section in the textbook, you will take the responsibility for all of the phases in the design work. When the specification is stipulated, suitable components must be selected in order to make a realizable design. After reasonable component values have been calculated and a layout is drawn, a printed circuit board is fabricated. Finally the prototype must be verified. This can comprise the use of advanced measurements with spectrum and network analysers or noise figure meter.

Type of teaching
Project work at small groups in the Radio Laboratory. Specialist guidance is offered at set times. Seminars or guest lectures may be presented during the course, covering subjects of special interest in the radio electronics field but also presentation techniques.

The project is presented in a comprehensive written report and in an oral presentation to the other participants in the course.

Sundström L, Jönsson G, Börjeson H: Radio Electronics,
Bowick C: RF Circuit Design. Butterworth-Heinemann 1997.