DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA INDUSTRIALE E DELL'INFORMAZIONE
Corso di studio
Space Communication and Sensing
Secondo Semestre (02/03/2020 - 12/06/2020)
89 ore di attività frontale
SCRITTO E ORALE CONGIUNTI
Basic knowledge of Analog Electronics
This course is aimed at introducing students to the design of integrated transceivers for wireless communications. At the end, attendees will have gained knowledge of fundamental parameters describing system performances, insights into alternative processing architectures and ability to design the following building blocks: low noise amplifiers, up and down converters, power amplifier, phase locked loop, phase detector, filter, voltage controlled oscillator, frequency synthesizer. As an example, the design of a complete transceiver will be described starting from the specifications of a telecommunication application, such as GSM, W-CDMA, WLAN. Based on computer aided design experience carried out in the Laboratory, the student will be able to finalize the design of single blocks integrated in most advanced CMOS nodes and will be ready for the design of complete transceivers.
Programma e contenuti
Basic concepts for transcievrs
Non–linearities, inter-symbol interference, phase noise in oscillators, sensitivity and dynamic range, image rejection.
Choice of digital schemes for optimum power and spectral efficiency in wireless systems.
Super-heterodynedirect conversion, low-IF, Direct Conversion.
Design of CMOS integrated blocks
low-noise amplifier; up and down-converters; voltage controller oscillators; phase detector; charge pump, filters, phase locked loop; frequency synthesizer; power amplifiers.
Design of CMOS tranceiver building blocks for applications of commercial interest.
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre):60
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 24
Testi di riferimento
B. Razavi. RF Microelectronic circuits. Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458.
Modalità verifica apprendimento
At the end of the course, the student will prepare a report regarding the design carried out in the Laboratory. The examination includes a excercises to be solved by the student, followed by an oral discussion on the course program. No inter-mediate examination is foreseen.