Winter 2013: Communications  Electronics II

(this web page is at http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/rodwell/Classes/ECE218b/ECE218b.htm)

Co: listed as ECE145b  (undergrad) and ECE218b (graduate)

 

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Instructor.. 1

Lectures & Discussion Sections. 1

Extra evening sessions (makeup for travel, lab preparation, exam review): 2

Lab Hours and Design Projects. 2

Syllabus / Course Summary.. 2

Exams & other important dates. 2

Teaching Assistant.. 2

Textbook.. 2

Lecture Notes: 3

Rodwell's notes (in development) 3

CAD Resources. 3

Problem sets: Fall 2013. 4

Homework, Lab, and Exam Solutions (this year): 5

Lab projects: Fall 2012. 5

Exam Solutions and Example Exams (Past Years) 5

Utilities. 6

Tutorials. 6

Technical References. 6

Professor Steve Long's notes. 6

 

Instructor

Prof. Mark Rodwell
Lectures: 330-445 PM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Building 387, room 104

Office hours: 4:45-5:45 PM, Mondays, Wednesdays, ESB2205F (right after class)

Lectures & Discussion Sections

(from http://my.sa.ucsb.edu/public/curriculum/coursesearch.aspx )

Main Lectures: Mondays and Wednesdays 330-445 PM, Building 387, room 103
Weekly discussion session:  To be announced.  In some weeks Rodwell will give a make-up lecture or design review in this time. Please reserve this time on your calendar.

Extra evening sessions (makeup for travel, lab preparation, exam review):

There will be dates during the term which I must travel. There will always be a substitute lecturer on those days, but I will also schedule make-up lectures to re-cover the material to ensure consistent coverage.  

 

Date

Time

Location

Subject / Objective

02/01/13

 3:30P-5:00P

BLDG 387 Room 104

 

Lab Hours and Design Projects

The class design content will be in the form of a design project (circuit simulation and mask layout) and of a series of circuits you must design, construct on a PC board, and test.  You do not need to attend the lab hours posted in the Schedule of Classes.

 

Syllabus / Course Summary

syllabus

Exams & other important dates

Mid-term Exam: Monday February 11, class period (same room as lecture)
Dead week:  March 11-15
Last Lecture:  March 13
Final Exam:  (Friday  March 22 12 - 3 p.m. same room as lecture)
(from http://registrar.sa.ucsb.edu/cal2013.aspx  , http://registrar.sa.ucsb.edu/finals-winter.aspx

Teaching Assistant

Name

Email address

Office Hours and location

Aaron Bluestone
1/2 time---lab only

aaronjbluestone@umail.ucsb.edu

Main hours: to be announced.
Location: in the lab. Times also by appointment: send him an email.

The office hours are for the TA to give you guidance with your projects and assignments. On weeks when lab projects are due, these will substitute. The TA  will email the class to set up times for these.

 

Textbook

The primary course reference material is the online lecture note set. You will also need one quality RF IC design text. The recommended text is: Thomas H. Lee: The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, Second Edition This can be purchased online, new or used, from many online vendors. 

 

Please learn to access / search IEEE Explore (accessible without charge from UCSB IP addresses or with a UCSB Web account with proxy settings).  The technical literature is an excellent learning tool. 

 

Wikipedia 's material on radios is often useful, though it can vary greatly in technical depth. Any information obtained from the internet should be verified against a primary technical publication.

 

Lecture Notes:

Rodwell's notes (in development)

 

week

file / subject

comment

1

Radio Architectures & Modulation Formats

2

noise: mathematical background

2

noise: device models

3

circuit noise analysis

 

3

noise analysis in 2-ports, noise figure

 

3

noise analysis in systems

 

4

Frequency Conversion and Distortion

needs to be simplified

5

Mixers (1)

needs updating

6

Oscillators (1)

needs updating and simplifying

7

Oscillators(2)

needs updating and simplifying

8

PLLs_and_synthesizers

needs updating

9

power amplifiers

needs more material

10

receiver gain  and frequency distributions

to be composed.

 

 

CAD Resources

content

file

zapped ADS design directory (reactively tuned amplifier design  emphasis)

ADS_reactively_tuned.zap

Tutorial on running ADS (reactively tuned amplifier design  emphasis)

ads_tutorial_reactively_tuned.pdf

Tutorial on Stability and Gain Circles

stab_gain_F05.zap

Noise Figure Design and Display Files

 ece145B_NF_Stab_W11.zap

Harmonic Balance tutorial for small signal amplifiers

HBtutorial.zap

ADS mixer simulation examples

mixbasic.zap

Problem sets and design projects in the class use the Agilent ADS microwave IC design environment. Access to ADS can be either through accounts in the ECI lab, or via the microwave teaching lab on the 5th Floor of Harold Frank Hall. If you are member of a research group in the ECE dept, you may well also have access to ADS via your group's PCs or Workstations---ask your Professor.

 

Problem sets: Fall 2013

 

#

week

what

due

files

--

1

(none due)

:

1

2

Radio architectures

1/18/13

assignment: ps1_2013.pdf

updates:

2

3

Noise analysis

1/25/13

assignment: ps2_2013.pdf

updates:

3

4

Noise analysis

2/1/13

assignment: ps3_2013.pdf

please *also* do the handwritten problems on the last page.

updates:

4

5

distortion analysis

2/8/13

assignment: ps4_2013.pdf

updates:

--

6

(none due)

:

5

7

mixers

2/22/13

assignment: ps5_2013.pdf

updates:

6

8

oscillators

3/11/13

assignment: ps6_2013.pdf

updates:

7

9

systems: PLLs, receiver gain / noise distributions

3/8/13

assignment: ps7_2013.pdf

updates:

8

10

Power amplifiers

3/15/13

assignment: _______

updates:

 

 

 

Homework, Lab, and Exam Solutions (this year):

 (posted here: http://ece.ucsb.edu/~aaronjbluestone/ )

 

Lab projects: Fall 2013---(to be posted)

#

what

due

files

1

Amplifiers: noise and distortion.

checkoff: Jan 24-25

report:    Jan 28

ECE145B_lab1.pdf

LNA data sheet

mixer data sheet

power splitter

Maxim F measurement notes

updates:

2

oscillators and mixers 

checkoff: Feb 20-21

report:    Feb 22.

ece145b_lab2_w12.pdf

ece218b_lab2_w12.pdf

importing_2N5179_model

updates:

3

Frequency Synthesizer

checkoff:

report:   

Frequency Synthesizer project s09.pdf

FSboard.pdf

updates:

 

Component Data sheets for lab

ADF4002.pdf  BB131.pdf  LM2931.pdf  LMC6482.pdf LP38690.pdf LP38691.pdf MMBV2101LT1-D.pdf  P1204014.JPG P2284021.JPG power_splitter.pdf ZAD-1.pdf ZFL-500LN.pdf

Exam Solutions and Example Exams (Past Years)

year

exam

file

2012

mid term

2012_midterm.pdf

2012

final

2012_final.pdf

2013

mid term

2013_midterm.pdf

2013_midterm_solutions.pdf

2013

final

2013_final_solutions.pdf

Utilities

impedance_admittance_smithchart.pdf

smith_chart.pdf

 

Tutorials

content

file

Extracting data from network analyzer into ADS

DataExtraction5162D_rev01310.pdf

Tutorial on the spectrum analyzer

Spec_analyzer2.pdf

Harmonic Balance Tutorial

ADS_Harmonic_Balance.pdf

Noise figure Tutorial

ADStutorial_NF_F04.pdf

How to use the ADS mixer design guide

ADStutorial_MixerDG.pdf

How to create subnetworks in ADS

ADS_subnetworks_103.pdf

Equivalent circuit models for Coilcraft chip inductors

spice_0603cs.pdf

Using Matlab to simulate feedback system stability

FB_Matlab.pdf

Sampling as a frequency translation technique

sampling.pdf

 

Technical References

Noise figure measurement application notes: from Maxim

Professor Steve Long's notes

Professor Long taught ECE145B for many years. Here are his excellent lecture notes.

week

file / subject

comment

1

Distortion and noise in receiver systems

 

1

Design of low noise amplifiers

2

Introduction to receivers

 

2

Mixer Notes 1

3

Mixer Notes 2: quadrature and image reject mixing

3

Richard Lyons Reference on Quadrature mixing

 

3

Reference on Polyphase Filter Design

4

resonators and Q

 

4

Oscillator Notes 1:Colpitts

 

5

Oscillator Notes 2

5

ADS simulation of oscillators

6

Reference on Oscillator Phase Noise

6

Low Phase Noise Oscillator Design Examples

6

Tapped L oscillator example

7

Feedback loops: response, stability compensation

 

7

PLLs 1: Introduction, frequency synthesizers

 

8

PLLs 2: Frequency Synthesizer

 

8

Vaucher, Adaptive PLL reference

 

8

direct digital frequency synthesis

 

8

DD(F)S material from Analog Devices

 

8

MIT Slides: Fractional-N frequency synthesis

 

8

Clock and Data Recovery

 

9

Power amplifiers 1

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9

Power amplifiers 2

 

10

Power amplifiers 3

 

10

Steve Cripps Power Amplifier reference