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 this course.
Students should also have completed undergraduate-level coursework in electromagnetics, including fundamental concepts of RF waves and transmission lines.
- Language: English
- Video Transcript: 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