Prof. Mark Rodwell, ECE Department, UCSB
RF/Microwave circuits. Transistor, transmission-line, and passive element characteristics. Transmission-line theory and impedance matching. Amplifier design for maximum available gain. Amplifier stability. Gain compression and power limits. Introduction to noise figure, and to intermodulation distortion.
The primary course reference material is the online lecture note set. You will also need one quality RF IC design text. If you don't have one, recommended texts would include (but not be restricted to):
Thomas H. Lee: The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, Second Edition
Guillermo Gonzalez Microwave Transistor Amplifiers: Analysis and Design (2nd Edition)