RF System Design
About this courseSkip About this course
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.
At a glance
- Institution: PurdueX
- Subject: Electronics
- Level: Advanced
Primer on RF Design
Students interested in taking this course should plan to complete the edX course, Primer on RF Design, before enrolling in either RF System Design or RF Design: Passive and Active Components.
Basic undergraduate-level electromagnetics including fundamental concepts of RF waves and transmission lines.
- Language: English
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
After successfully completing this class, students will be able to
- Describe and articulate the basic design principles of RF modules and transceivers.
- Describe and articulate common transceiver architectures
- Use CAD tools and analysis techniques to estimate the impact of non-linear effects, noise, and interferences on transceivers.
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