Radio Frequency Solid-State Amplifiers, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Summer 2022, 100%, Distance learning

    Start date: 1 August 2022

    End date: 28 August 2022

    Application deadline: 15 March 2022

    Application code: UU-13121 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Outline for distance course: Communication between teachers and students is done using the learning management system and e-meeting tools. A computer with a stable internet connection and webcam is required. A full day lab will be done on campus in Uppsala.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 1

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 30 June 2022 – 31 July 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits in science or engineering with Electromagnetism I and Analogue Electronics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

The course introduces you to RF/microwave analysis methods, design and measurement techniques. Scattering parameters are defined and used together with the Smith chart to characterise and use passive and active devices. Different design procedures for solid-state amplifiers, including stub and lumped matching networks are presented: classes of operation, introduction to load pull measurements, harmonically tuned and Doherty amplifiers, along with the design of power combiners and measurement methods. Applications of solid-state power amplifiers are also introduced. Microwave computer-aided design (CAD) methods are introduced by means of the realisation of a solid-state amplifier, including design, manufacturing and measurement. Project work serves to develop student engineering approach and report writing skills.

The course targets people working in related areas who want to expand their horizon working with solid-state power amplifiers for accelerator or other emerging industrial applications using high power microwaves.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

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