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Course number and title: EE261 Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: T. Itoh (
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Physical and Wave Electronics Area course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week.
Course Assessment:
Homework: Several homework assignments.
Exams: 1 final exam or final project.
Grading Policy: Typically, a combination of homework assignments and final exam or final project.
Course Prerequisites: EE163A.
Catalog Description: Rectangular and circular waveguides, microstrip, stripline, finline, and dielectric waveguide distributed circuits, with applications in microwave and millimeter wave integrated circuits. Substrate materials, surface wave phenomena. Analytical methods for discontinuity effects. Design of passive microwave and millimeter wave circuits.  
Textbook and any related course material:
R. E. Collin, Field Theory of Guided Waves, IEEE Press, 1991.
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
Basic guided wave properties of closed waveguides.
Modal concept, excitation, discontinuities.
Partially filled waveguides.
Open waveguides.
Periodic structures.
Microstrip lines, coplanar waveguides and other printed transmission lines.
Discontinuities in MMIC.
Other topics of current interest.
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

:: Last modified: September 2007 by T. Itoh ::

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