IL2219 Radio Electronics 7.5 credits

Radioelektronik

This course aims at familiarizing the student with modern radio electronic devices, circuits and systems and to provide a relevant background to the common mobile applications standards of today. A focus will be put on knowledge of integrated radio circuit building blocks so that at the student at end of the course is well equipped to pursue either an industrial or academic career in the area. The course will prepare the student for diploma thesis work in the area of Radio Electronics, as he will be further trained in circuit design beyond the knowledge gained in analog courses. The most important CMOS and bipolar techniques for low power applications will be studied for radio applications and modern design tools will be used.

Show course information based on the chosen semester and course offering:

Offering and execution

No offering selected

Select the semester and course offering above to get information from the correct course syllabus and course offering.

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course will start with an introduction to wireless (radio) technology and put the subject in its context. Basic concepts in rf design nonlinearity, noise and sensitivity and transformers will be covered. Modulation techniques for mainly analog amplitude and frequency but also basic concepts for digital modulation and power efficiency. Different access techniques such as time, frequency and code will be discussed as well as different modern standards of mobile applications such AMPS, CDMA, TDMA, GSM, DECT etc. Architectures for receivers including heterodyne, homodyne, image-reject, digital-IF and sub-sampling. Transmitt architectures with direct-conversion and two step transmitters. Case studies will be discussed. Several building blocks will be discussed in detail. Important passive RLC circuits, tanks, networks, impedance transformers. The Software Radio part of the course is hands-on. It teaches students basic principles of how to develop and implement digital communication systems on software defined radio platforms by comprehensive integration of theory and practice.  

Intended learning outcomes *

This course aims at familiarizing the student with modern radio electronic devicesand systems and to provide a relevant background to the common mobile applications standards of today. A focus will be put on knowledge of integrated radio circuit building blocks so that at the student at end of the course is well equipped to pursue either an industrial or academic career in the area. The course will prepare the student for diploma thesis work in the area of Radio Electronics, as he will be further trained in radio design beyond the knowledge gained in analog courses.  

The Software Radio part of the course is hands-on. It teaches students basic principles of how to develop and implement digital communication systems on software defined radio platforms by comprehensive integration of theory and practice. After finalizing the course the students will be able to:

  • identify all relevant components of a digital transceiver chain and their relationship
  • implement algorithms for common digital transceiver tasks
  • identify performance and hardware demands of relevant digital transceiver components and assess the feasibility of their implementation in software through practical testing
  • assess the performance of different algorithms in a digital communication system 

Course Disposition

No information inserted

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

120 university credits (hp) in engineering or natural sciences and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English A.

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted

Equipment

No information inserted

Literature

RF Microelectronics, Behzad Razavi
Upplaga: 2nd edition, Förlag: Pearson, Prentice-Hall
År: 2012, ISBN: 0-13-283941-5

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Course, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Laboratory work (LAB1; 1,5 hp)
Written examination (TEN1; 6 hp)

Grading scale: A/B/C/D/E/Fx/F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted

Examiner

Håkan Olsson

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IL2219

Offered by

EECS/Communication

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted

Contact

Olsson, Håkan

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.

See Social for most updated course information. https://www.kth.se/social/course/IL2219/