Spring 2016: Communications  Electronics III

(this web page is at http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/rodwell/Classes/ECE218c/ECE218c.htm)

Co: listed as ECE145c  (undergrad) and ECE218c (graduate)

 

Note: Most  of the course materials here are Jim Buckwalter's; I am covering for him this spring.

 

 

recent changes 4/4/16:

Lab design projects 1,2,3 have been added.

The due dates of PS 3 and 4 have been change

 

 

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.. 3

Lecture Notes: 3

CAD Resources. 3

Final Design project.. 4

Problem sets: Spring 2016. 4

Homework, Lab, and Exam Solutions (this year): 4

Lab projects: Spring 2016. 4

Component Data sheets for lab. 5

Exam Solutions and Example Exams (Past Years) 5

Utilities. 5

Tutorials. 5

Cadence specific tutorials. 5

Technical References. 6

 

Instructor

Prof. Mark Rodwell
Lectures: 2-3:15PM, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Givertz 1112.

Office hours: 3-4 PM Mondays, 4-5PM Wednesdays ESB2205F

Lectures & Discussion Sections

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

Main Lectures: 2-3:15PM, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Givertz 1112.
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

TBA

TBA

TBA

 

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

 

Exams & other important dates

Mid-term Exam: Wednesday, May 3, class period (same room as lecture)
Dead week:  May 30-June 3.
Last Lecture:  June 2
Final Exam:  Tuesday, June 7, 4 - 7 p.m.  same room as lecture
(from http://registrar.sa.ucsb.edu/cal2016.aspx   , http://registrar.sa.ucsb.edu/finals-winter.aspx

Teaching Assistant

Name

Email address

Office Hours and location

Kyle Wilkinson

kgwilkinson@umail.ucsb.edu

Wednesdays 5-6PM. Location: in the lab. You can also 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.

 

Jim Buckwalter's Lecture Notes:

 

week

Comment

1

Lecture0Topics.pdf

 

1

Lecture1_ModulationLinkBudget.pdf

 

2

Lecture2_SNR_Architecture_A.pdf

 

2

Lecture3_ReceiverDistortion.pdf

 

3

Lecture4_ReciprocalMixing.pdf

 

3

Lecture5_Mixer.pdf

 

4

Lecture6_NpathFilters.pdf

 

4

Lecture7_PowerAmplifiers.pdf

 

5

Lecture7A_Transistors.pdf

 

5

Lecture7B_Power Combiners.pdf

 

6

Lecture8_HarmonicPowerAmplifiers.pdf

 

7

Lecture9_OverdrivenAmplifiers.pdf

 

7

Lecture9_SwitchingPAs.pdf

 

8

Lecture10_ClassE.pdf

 

8

Lecture12_OutphasingPowerAmplifiers.pdf

 

9

Lecture13_EnvelopeTracking.pdf

 

9

Lecture14_Envelope Tracking.pdf

 

10

Lecture15_Digital Predistortion_Future Challenges.pdf

 

 

Rodwell's added lecture notes

week

Comment

1-2

links_demodulation_SNR.pdf

supplements lectures 1,2

3

link_impairments.pdf

supplements lectures 2,3,4

3-4

mixers_reciprocity_and_N_path.pdf

supplements lectures 3,4

4-5

distributed_amplifiers.pdf

added material. Synthetic lines are important

5-6

oscillators1.pdf

oscillators2.pdf

transistor-level design of oscillators.

7-8

Power_amps_class_A.pdf

Class A PAs and power-combiners. Please also See Prof. Buckwlater's combiner notes.

7-8

Power_amps_class_B.pdf

Class B power amplfiers. Please also See Prof. Buckwlater's class A and B notes.

 

 

 

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.

Final Design project

FinalProjectDefinition2016.pdf   Due June 3, 2016

Problem sets: Spring 2016

#

week

what

due

files

1

3

Modulation, linearity,

phase noise, link budget

4/12/16

assignment:

145CHW1.pdf

2

5

EVM, mixer-first architecture.

4/28/16

assignment:

145CHW2.pdf

3

7

Power amplifier design

5/12/16

assignment:

145CHW3.pdf

4

9

class B amplifiers, Doherty amplifiers

5/27/16

assignment:

145CHW4.pdf

 

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

 a link will be posted here

 

Lab projects: Spring 2016

 

#

week

what

due

files

1

3

Cadence introduction, IM3 simulation

4/15/16

Laboratory1.pdf

2

6

simple mixer, N path mixer

5/5/16

Laboratory2.pdf

3

8

LTE power amplifier

5/20/16

Laboratory3_rev.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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

2015

mid term

asdf

2015

final

asdf

Utilities

impedance_admittance_smithchart.pdf

smith_chart.pdf

2015_2_1_link_budget_60GHz.xls

 

Tutorials

content

file

Tutorial on RF Simulation algorithms

rf-sim.pdf

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

Spring 2016 Cadence tutorial

 

 

 

Cadence specific tutorials

Spring 2016 Cadence tutorial

CadenceTutorialS16.pdf

LNA design

CadenceLNA.pdf

Impedance Matching

Impedance_Matching.pdf

mixer tutorial

Mixers.pdf

P1dB and IIP3 simulation

P1dB _ IIP3.html

Power amplifier design

PA_workshop_instruction.pdf

 

Technical References