ECE 166

Microwave Systems and Circuits

 
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for Fall 2013, please refer to http://www.innovate-radio.com/ece166.html for official classweb materials.
 

 

 

 

Course Information

 

Instructor:    Prof. Gabriel M. Rebeiz

                   Jacobs Hall (formerly EBU-1); Room 5608

                   Tel: 858-534-8001

                   rebeiz@ece.ucsd.edu 

 

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.

 

 

 

Homework:    About 6-7 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%    Mid-term        details TBD

                50%    Final Exam     details TBD

 

                All exams are open notes and open books.  Bring your class notes and any cheat-sheets 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
Chapter 3: 3.5, 3.7, 3.8 for Coaxial, Stripline, and Microstrip lines
Chapter 10:  3rd Edn: 10.1, 10.2;
                   4th Edn: 10.1, 10.3
Chapter 11:  3rd Edn: 11.1 to 11.4 (up to page 565), Amplifier design
                   4th Edn: 12.1 to 12.4 (up to page 588)
S-parameters: 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Matching: 5.1-5.7
Couplers: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.5, 7.6, 7.8

 

Lectures

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 6

Lecture 7

Lecture 8

Lecture 9

Lecture 10

Lecture 11

Lecture 12  Very small couplers

RF/Microwave Systems    Example 1, Example 2, Example 3

Lecture 14

Lecture 15

Amplifier Design

Lecture 16

NF/IP3 example

 

 

 

Additional Materials

Smith Chart

Smith Chart  (ZY chart)

Smith Chart (with unit-Conductance circle)

Why 50 Ohms?

dB and Nepers (from Pozar)

US Frequency allocation chart

Matlab Tutorial  (interactive introduction to Matlab)

ATF-34143 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

AT-41486 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.

 

 

 

Fall 2012

Homework 1    Solutions

Homework 2    Solutions

Homework 3    Solutions

Homework 4    Solutions (new solutions) 

Homework 5    Solutions

Homework 6    Solutions

 

Laboratory 1

Laboratory 2

Laboratory 3

Laboratory 4

Laboratory 5

 

Discussions (10-20)

 

 

Midterm    Solutions

Final Exam    Solutions

 

 

Fall 2011

Homework 1    Solutions

Homework 2    Solutions

Homework 3    Solutions

Homework 4    Solutions 

Homework 5    Solutions

Homework 6    Solutions


Laboratory 1

Laboratory 2

Laboratory 3

Laboratory 4

Laboratory 5

Laboratory 6


 

 
 

Fall 2010

Homework 1    Solutions

Homework 2    Solutions

Homework 3    Solutions

Homework 4    Solutions

 
 
 
 
Fall 2009

Homework 1    Solutions

Homework 2    Solutions

Homework 3    Solutions

Homework 4    Solutions

 
 
 
 
 
Fall 2007

Homework 1    Solutions

Homework 2    Solutions

Homework 3    Solutions

Homework 4    Solutions

 
Midterm    Solutions
 
 
 
Review materials before Fall 2006
- Spring 2006 
 
  
- 2004
 
- 2002
 
 - 2001
 
 
 
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 examples (.wav files): example 1, example 2, example 3

ADS stability tutorial

ADS Commands

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.