Course syllabus

RF Amplifier Design

ETIN50, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2015-04-10

General Information

Elective for: E4-fh, F4, F4-hn, MSOC1, MWIR1, N4-hn
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course is intended to give a basic and wide knowledge in analysis and design of radio frequency amplifieres, primarily based on lumped components, but also engineering skills in measurement techniques that are necessary for verification of the result. The rf amplifier is an essential part in wireless applications such as cellular phones, multimedia terminals, computer networks, short distance communication between peripherals etc. As this technology rapidly advances there is a great demand for this kind of knowledge.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The main focus is analysis and synthesis of high-frequency amplifiers. Systematic methods for the design of amplifiers with regard to optimum gain, stability and noise. Circuits are presented and exemplified with transmission lines and transistors in the frequency range megahertz to gigahertz. Advanced radio frequency measurements using spectrum and network analysers.

Type of teaching
The theory presented in lectures is elaborated and practised in seminars. The course comprises four mandatory laboratory exercises where advanced measurement techniques are used to compare the theoretical models with the real behaviour. The course also includes two mandatory hand-in exercises.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Two passed hand-in assignments, four completed laboratory exercises and a final written examination (5h). Approved hand-in assignments and laboratory exercises are a requirement to be allowed to enter the examination.

Code: 0112. Name: Radio Electronics.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0212. Name: Laboratory Works.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0312. Name: Assignments.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETI032

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Johan Wernehag,
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