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Course number and title: EE164D Microwave Wireless Design
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: M.C.F. Chang (mfchang@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Design
Required or Elective: A pathway design course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 2 hrs/week. Meets once weekly.
Lab: 2 hrs/week. Multiple laboratory sections offered per quarter.
Outside Study: 3 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 1 hrs/week by instructor. 2 hrs/week by each teaching assistant.
 
Course Assessment:
Labs: 3 laboratory reports that cover 3 major designs (LNA, mixer, PA).
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
 
Grading Policy: Typically 10% homework, 20% midterm, 30% final, 40% design.
Course Prerequisites: EE161.
Catalog Description: Microwave integrated circuit design from wireless system perspective with focus on (1) use of microwave circuit simulation tools, (2) design of wireless front-end circuits including low noise amplifier, mixer, and power amplifier, (3) knowledge and skills required in wireless integrated circuit characterization and implementation.  
Textbook and any related course material:
¤ M.C. Frank Chang , Lecture Notes, available on course website.
 
Course Website
Additional Course Website
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
¤ Wireless/microwave transceiver front-end design overview. 3 hrs.
¤ Amplifier design. 9 hrs.
¤ Mixer design. 9 hrs.
¤ Oscillator. 9 hrs.
¤ Study recent IEEE Journal/conference publications that cover the designs of amplifiers, mixers, and oscillators. outside study
Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives:  
Contribution of the course to the Professional Component:
Engineering Topics: 0 %
General Education: 0 %
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 0 %
Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course:
Mathematics: Some
Physics: Strong
Chemistry: Not Applicable
Technical writing: Some
Computer Programming: Some
Material available to students and department at end of course:
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Course Objectives and Outcomes Form: X X X X
Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: X X X X
Samples of homework solutions from 2 students: X
Samples of lab reports from 2 students: X
Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: X
Course performance form from student surveys: X X
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(a) Strong  
(b) Strong  
(c) Strong  
(d) Average  
(e) Strong  
(f) Some  
(g) Some  
(i) Average  
(j) Strong  
(k) Strong  
Strong: (a) (b) (c) (e) (j) (k)
Average: (d) (i)
Some: (f) (g)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Understand the meaning of microwave Smith Chart. a
2. Use Smith chart correctly in impedance transformation of microwave circuits. a b
3. Use modern design tools (Agilent�s Advanced Design System or ADS) in designing microwave integrated circuits. a b c j
4. Design and fabricate printed circuit board (PCB) for microwave integrated circuit testing. a b c d e
5. Design a low noise amplifier (LNA) at the microwave frequency. a b c e
6. Test a low noise amplifier (LNA) in terms of gain, linearity and noise figure on PCB. b d f
7. Design a single-balanced Schottky diode microstrip mixer at the microwave frequency. a b c e
8. Test the mixer on PCB in terms of conversion loss, third order inter-modulation distortion, and IF amplitude and phase tracking. b d f
9. Design a power amplifier at the microwave frequency. a b c e
10. Test the power amplifier on PCB in terms of power gain, efficiency and linearity. b d f
11. Know how to operate microwave equipment for signal gain, linearity , noise figure and phase/amplitude measurement. k
12. Work with team members in design and testing. f g
13. Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. a i
14. Three design projects exposing students to typical applications of microwave circuit design by using modern microwave design tools. b c
15. Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during regular office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material. i

  Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes
(a) ¤  Understand the meaning of microwave Smith Chart.  
¤  Use Smith chart correctly in impedance transformation of microwave circuits.  
¤  Use modern design tools (Agilent�s Advanced Design System or ADS) in designing microwave integrated circuits.  
¤  Design and fabricate printed circuit board (PCB) for microwave integrated circuit testing.  
¤  Design a low noise amplifier (LNA) at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Design a single-balanced Schottky diode microstrip mixer at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Design a power amplifier at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
(b) ¤  Use Smith chart correctly in impedance transformation of microwave circuits.  
¤  Use modern design tools (Agilent�s Advanced Design System or ADS) in designing microwave integrated circuits.  
¤  Design and fabricate printed circuit board (PCB) for microwave integrated circuit testing.  
¤  Design a low noise amplifier (LNA) at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Test a low noise amplifier (LNA) in terms of gain, linearity and noise figure on PCB.  
¤  Design a single-balanced Schottky diode microstrip mixer at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Test the mixer on PCB in terms of conversion loss, third order inter-modulation distortion, and IF amplitude and phase tracking.  
¤  Design a power amplifier at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Test the power amplifier on PCB in terms of power gain, efficiency and linearity.  
¤  Three design projects exposing students to typical applications of microwave circuit design by using modern microwave design tools.  
(c) ¤  Use modern design tools (Agilent�s Advanced Design System or ADS) in designing microwave integrated circuits.  
¤  Design and fabricate printed circuit board (PCB) for microwave integrated circuit testing.  
¤  Design a low noise amplifier (LNA) at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Design a single-balanced Schottky diode microstrip mixer at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Design a power amplifier at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Three design projects exposing students to typical applications of microwave circuit design by using modern microwave design tools.  
(d) ¤  Design and fabricate printed circuit board (PCB) for microwave integrated circuit testing.  
¤  Test a low noise amplifier (LNA) in terms of gain, linearity and noise figure on PCB.  
¤  Test the mixer on PCB in terms of conversion loss, third order inter-modulation distortion, and IF amplitude and phase tracking.  
¤  Test the power amplifier on PCB in terms of power gain, efficiency and linearity.  
(e) ¤  Design and fabricate printed circuit board (PCB) for microwave integrated circuit testing.  
¤  Design a low noise amplifier (LNA) at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Design a single-balanced Schottky diode microstrip mixer at the microwave frequency.  
¤  Design a power amplifier at the microwave frequency.  
(f) ¤  Test a low noise amplifier (LNA) in terms of gain, linearity and noise figure on PCB.  
¤  Test the mixer on PCB in terms of conversion loss, third order inter-modulation distortion, and IF amplitude and phase tracking.  
¤  Test the power amplifier on PCB in terms of power gain, efficiency and linearity.  
¤  Work with team members in design and testing.  
(g) ¤  Work with team members in design and testing.  
(i) ¤  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
¤  Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during regular office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  
(j) ¤  Use modern design tools (Agilent�s Advanced Design System or ADS) in designing microwave integrated circuits.  
(k) ¤  Know how to operate microwave equipment for signal gain, linearity , noise figure and phase/amplitude measurement.  

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