Following the ‘Primer on RF Design’ course, this class focuses on system-level issues. We discuss several important design considerations including noise, non-linearity, distortion, sensitivity and dynamic range and their impact in selecting the appropriate system architecture. The course also covers common receiver architectures including superheterodyne and direct-conversion receivers.
Week 1: Non-linearity in RF Systems
Week 2: Noise and Interference
Week 3: System-level Design
Week 4: Receiver Architectures
Week 5: Selected Topics on Adaptive RF Communications