This course introduces students to the common circuits and system-blocks used in RF & microwave telecommunication systems, different system architectures, their advantages and technical issues, and system performance in presence of noise and nonlinearity distortion. It builds on the previous knowledge students have accumulated from the prerequisite courses on microwave engineering and antennas and wave propagation. This course covers many topics, including: RF and microwave technologies and active devices, technologies and specifications of microwave amplifiers, oscillators and mixers. This course provides also a basic knowledge about frequency synthesizers, their performance and applications.
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