Syllabus for Radio Frequency Solid-State Amplifiers
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1FA364
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2021-02-23
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2021
120 credits in science or engineering with Electromagnetism I and Analogue Electronics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
- Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
On completion of the course the student shall be able to:
- dimension matching networks using circuit models, S-parameters and the Smith chart
- identify and describe different types of amplifiers
- design and evaluate the layout of an RF amplifier and realise the Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
- realise the measurements of an RF amplifier
- explain different power combination concepts
- account for industrial applications of microwave power
Transmission line theory, Telegrapher's equation, reflection coefficient, Smith-chart, single stub and lumped matching. Two-port power gains, design for maximum gain, constant gain circles and design for specific gain. Introduction to load pull measurements. Classes of operation, harmonically terminated power amplifiers (PAs), Doherty power amplifier. PCB generation and fabrication. Measurement techniques at high power. Power combiners. Industrial application of microwave power.
Lectures, project work and laboratory excercises.
Written project report.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
Applies from: Autumn 2021
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Pozar, David M.
4th ed.: Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, c2012
Solid-state Microwave High-power Amplifiers (Artech House microwave library) [Elektronisk resurs]
Artech House, 2009