ECE 166  Fall2014 Microwave Systems and Circuits 0104: Prof. Rebeiz will be in his office on Monday Jan. 5 at 1:305pm in case you want to pass and pick up your exam or discuss your grade 1223: Grades are posted. You can pick up the final exam on Tuesday Dec. 23 at 912pm, or on Monday Jan. 5. The midterm regrades were all taken into account and you can pick up these together with the final exam. Have a merry Xmas and a happy new year. 1218: Grades will be posted on Monday late evening 1215: Solis 104 is the only room assigned for your final exam today, 3  6pm. Peterson 102 has actually been reassigned to other course final exams and is no longer available. ALL STUDENTS TO GO TO SOLIS 104. 1214: Final Exam will be held in Peterson 102 (classroom) and in SOLIS, room 104 (Solis is a short walk to the north from Peterson). Students with last names starting with RZ should go to Peterson Hall and students with last names starting with AQ should go to Solis Hall. PLEASE COME EARLY, take a seat, have a space between you and your neighbor, write your names on the Smith charts, and wait for the TAs. We will do random checks on your “one paper additional material” and on your calculators. 1212: No review lecture today, and Prof. Rebeiz will be in his office at 3415pm for questions 1211: Final exam: Closed book, closed notes, but bring: a) blue book(s) and black or blue pen, b) scientific calculator which is not programmable (cosine, sine, log, e^x, etc.), c) one page sheet (front and back) with anything that you wish written on it and d) lots of Smith charts. 1210: There will be OH for ECE166 at 112pm on Monday Dec. 15. Prof. Rebeiz is 1112pm and Ilker and Qian at 122pm. There will be no office hours at 23pm. Final exam is on Monday Dec. 15 at 36pm and rooms/student location will be posted on Friday. 1209: The TAs have instructor accounts on ee166f and will be able to read your homework. Therefore, please make sure that the files are yours only and that you do not copy the hwk from anyone else. 1209: Hwk 4  Problem 4 solution (not required) can be found in the 2011 final exam 1130: No lab on Dec. 14. I want you to concentrate on the ADS amplifier homework. There is a lab in the week of Dec. 811. It will be about mixers and receivers. We will be covering Lecture 16 on Dec. 2,4,9 and lecture 15 on Dec. 11. 1126: We will have a review session on Friday Dec. 12, and we will have extra office hours on Monday Dec. 15 in late morning (before the final exam). Check website for times and location. 1126: A simple coupler model of a VNA and its calibration is placed below in the lecture files 1124: Reminder: we have lab this week (thanksgiving week). Come to the lab at your appointed session except for the Thursday session. 1124: We will cover ”coupled lines” on Tuesday 1120: Instructions for accessing ADS are available below in the ADS section. Please do the tutorial exercises 1120: Prof. Rebeiz's office hours are 1112:30pm today (11/20), not 1112 1120: For Thursday Nov. 20, Prof. Rebeiz OH will be at 1112pm and not at 1303pm. Sorry for the late message. 1119: HW 5 due date moved to Wednesday (11/26). HW can be turned in at the lab 1118: Special office hours on Wednesday at 3305pm for students who want to discuss the exam 1118: We will have next week, and the Thursday students should disperse on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday. The TA can ask you to come at a different time if he feels that there are too many students in the class (few on Monday on each session, few on Tuesday, few on Wednesday). 1116: We will have a lab in the week of November 1720. Please come to your lab sessions (see lab 3). 1108: There will be no lab in the week of Nov. 10 due to Veteran’s day. We need the Tuesday lecture to cover 0/90 couplers and balanced amplifiers and this will be now covered on Thursday. 1107: On Tuesday Nov. 11, the campus will be closed for Veterans Day. No classes are scheduled on this day. Students attending the Tuesday lab, please read notice on Monday. Homework is still due on Thursday Nov. 13, but do not do the last problem. 1107: There will be a lab session next week. We will cover couplers and balanced amplifiers/circuits In the coming week, we will cover lectures 10,11,14. We will skip 12 for now. Read lecture 13 by yourself. 1106: Midterm will be solved in discussion section tomorrow (11/7) 1105: Midterm will be held in Peterson Hall (classroom) and in Sequoyah Hall, room 148. Students with last names starting with AQ should go to Peterson Hall and students with last names starting with RZ should go to Sequoyah Hall. PLEASE COME EARLY, take a seat, have a space between you and your neighbor, write your names on the Smith charts, and wait for the TAs. 1029: Exam is closed book, closed notes, but of course, open mind 1028: Due to the midterm, we are not going to have a lab in the week of Nov. 2 Qian's office hours are now 9:4011:10am 1028: Homework3/Problem 5 is due on Nov. 4, but you can also submit it this Thursday Midterm exam is closed book and no calculators allowed. You should bring: a) blue book (purchase from bookstore), b) several Smith charts, c) black or blue ink pen, d) pencil for Smith chart if you want to, e) ruler/compass. A onepage sheet will be given to you with equations and some information related to the course. We will cover/finish lectures 8 and 9 on Thursday and start with lecture 10 next Tuesday 1026: There will be lab next week (week of Oct. 2730) 1020: Please go to your lab session. If you do not have a lab session on
M/T/W/Th, then contact Prof. Rebeiz immediately. Attendance will be
taken. 1020: This week, we will be cover lecture 9 (pp. 6366), lecture 7, and
lecture 8, and then the remainder of lecture 9. BRING LECTURE 9 with you on Tuesday. 1018: In HW2, prob. 1, it should read '0.5 dB/lambda' not 0.25 dB 1018: In HW2, prob. 2, the capacitor should be j50 ohms 1017: HW2 is due Thursday, October 23rd, not Tuesday the 21st 1014: On Thursday October 16, we will continue on Smith charts (lecture 5,6), and cover the time domain response using capacitors and inductors (lecture 3). 1012: We will cover “Components for Microwaves” (lecture 4) and Smith Charts (Lecture 5) 108: Correction  HW1 prob. 6 load impedance should be 500 ohms, not 500K ohms 108: On Thursday October 9, we will cover a) Loss in Transmission Lines, b) Time Domain Response, c) Generator and Load Mismatches. Lectures 2,3,4. 108: Hwk1 is posted. You can do Problem 1,2,part of 3, 4, 5 now. Start early. This is a long homework. Use MATLAB or equivalent program to plot/calculate if needed. 107: Please print lectures 15 and bring them to class with you 105: Midterm Exam will be Nov. 6 102: Welcome to ECE 166  Fall 2014.
Course Information
Instructor: Prof. Gabriel M. Rebeiz Jacobs Hall (formerly EBU1); Room 5608 Tel: 8585348001
Textbook: Not required but recommended: Microwave Engineering, Pozar, 3rd Edn, Wiley, 2004 (or 4th Edn, 2012)
Other books: Microwave and RF Design  A Systems Approach, Steer, SciTech, 2010 Radio Frequency and Microwave Electronics Illustrated, Radmanesh, Prentice Hall, 2001 Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, Ulaby, Prentice Hall, 2010
Lecture Notes: Download on this website. Lecture notes are required.
Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 pm  4:50 pm, Peterson Hall 102
Recitations: Friday 3:00 pm  3:50 pm, Peterson Hall 102
Teaching Assistants: Ilker Kalyoncu (ikalyonc@ucsd.edu) Qian Ma (q9ma@eng.ucsd.edu)
Office Hours: Prof. Rebeiz office hours are in Room 5608 Jacobs Hall Office Hours: 1:30  3pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
TA Office Hours: Ilker  Mon/Wed 2:304pm, EBUI 5706 Qian  Tu/Th 9:2010:50am, EBU1 5706
Lab Sections: Room 4511 Jacobs Hall  Mondays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm  Mondays 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  Wednesdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm  Wednesdays 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  Thursdays 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Labs will start Oct. 20 Agilent ADS software labs will also be assigned. We will show you how to use it in time. Laboratory: Room 4511 Jacobs Hall (formally EBU1)
Homework: About 67 homeworks will be assigned. Homework is due at the beginning of the lecture (not at the end). Homework solutions will be posted about 12 hours after the due date. Late homeworks will not be accepted except by permission from Prof. Rebeiz
Grading: 10% Homework 5% Lab Attendance 35% Midterm Thursday, 11/6/2014 50% Final Exam Monday 12/15/2014 3:00 pm  6:00 pm, Location TBD
All exams are open notes and open books. Bring your class notes and any cheatsheets that you wish to write, and any book that you wish. However, I do not recommend that you bring books with you. You will not use them.
Prerequisites: Decent math background in differential equations and complex numbers. Preliminary Circuits (ECE 45/65 or equivalent) Preliminary EM (Physics and ECE 107)
Thoughts for the homework: The homework will be graded very generally. That is, we will assign 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 0 as grades with the following guidelines: 10 (Well done to mostly done), 8 (few things are lacking), 6 (about half of it is done), 4 (about half is done), 2 (most things are not done) and 0 (lacking or homework is not given). Late homework are not allowed unless by permission from instructor by email.
Reading Recommendation Unless explicitly indicated, chapter indices applies for both 3rd and 4th editions Chapter 2: 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
Lectures Lecture 12 Very small couplers RF/Microwave Systems Example 1, Example 2, Example 3
Additional Materials Smith Chart (with unitConductance circle) Matlab Tutorial (interactive introduction to Matlab) ATF34143 transistor: Datasheet; S2P files: bias 2 V 20 mA, bias 3 V 20 mA, bias 3 V 40 mA, bias 4 V 40 mA, bias 4V 60 mA; PSpice model; ADS model AT41486 transistor: Datasheet; S2P files: bias 8 V 10 mA, bias 8 V 25 mA; PSpice model; ADS model Microwave Systems: X & Ku Band transceivers; Cell phone/WLAN; RFIC DBS chip SD Microwave: Presentation given at UCSD by the San Diego Microwave Group. For more info, pls contact Kerry Banke, and see their website. Network Analyzer Operation and Calibration
Fall 2014 Homework 2 Solutions Problem 1 GIF Homework 3 Solutions Problem 5 Solution Fall 2013 (by John Groe) Fall 2012 Homework 4 Solutions (new solutions)
Fall 2011 Review materials before Fall 2006
 Spring 2006
 Spring 2005
 2004
 2002
ADS Tutorials/Resources  Getting started with ADS (ADS2011 and later): Getting Started Guide (for new users) Online Quick Start Video (for existing users of ADS2009 and earlier)  Using ADS  additional instructions/tutorials: ADS "exercises": Basics of ADS; DC Simulations; AC Simulations; Sparameter Simulations; Matching; Amplifier Simulations
ADS Bilateral Conjugate Match Example
 More advanced features/usage (optional): This is NOT REQUIRED for your HWs. Click here to be directed to Agilent site to download ADS Circuit Design Cookbook (registration required) Academic dishonesty
Cheating, plagiarism and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. This includes cheating on exams, using resources that are not allowed, copying lab reports or results, copying all or part of another group’s simulations or bread boards, lying to tutors/TAs or instructor, aiding in plagiarism or cheating, or any form of dishonesty. You may help each other with the homework (it does not need to be handed in). On the labs, you may consult each other. For example, you can ask how someone else went about solving the problem. You should not copy their solution or allow your solution to be copied. Once you have solved a problem yourself, you may compare and discuss. In short, you should do the work yourself and you can ask assistance from others. The TAs and tutors give you the same level of support (and this is a good yard stick for you to know what is allowed in terms of helping and what is not). Never claim work/ideas to be yours if they are not, and never assist others in cheating (e.g. by offering them your solutions). If you are not sure of what is allowed, ask the instructor. Wrong assumptions are never an excuse. There is a zero tolerance policy. Cheating on labs results on a zero credit on all labs; cheating on quizzes, the final exam or multiple labs will result in a possible F in the class. All cases of cheating will be reported to the department and your college. You risk possible suspension from UCSD.
