Engineering ELEC4502 Microwave Circuits
Information for Fall 2016
The textbook is "Microwave Engineering" by D. Pozar
fourth edition, Wiley.
The TA is Shakeeb Abdullah
Notices - MATERIAL FOR EXAMINATION
You will be responsible for studying all course material EXCEPT for the following sections
Sections 13.2, 13.4, 13.5, 13.6, 13.Appendix
15.3, 15.4, 15.6, 15.7, 15.8, 15.9, 15.10
Notices - AMPLIFIER TESTING
The amplifiers will be measured on Friday Dec 9. The amplifier report
can then be handed in anytime until the end of the exam on December 21.
The Friday schedule is
10:15 -- Ruddock
10:30 - Paterson
10:45 - Kurkjian
11:00 - Temple
2:45 - Peterson
3:00 - Musanya
3:30 - Stevens
4:00 - Mikkelsen
4:15 - Feuerhern
4:30 - Nguyen
4:45 - Featherston
5:00 - free
5:15 - free
5:30 - Nyangezi
5:45 - Rosenberg
The filter project handout
Your assigned filter center frequecny
The amplifier project handout
Your assigned amplifier center frequecny
The s-parameter data files are provided for the BFP450 transistor below. You should read the file 1bias.txt first to determine the name convention for the s-parameter files as a function of DC bias. The chosen s-parameter file can be pasted into your Libra file, or into your user directory for access by ADS.
SPICE parameters are also provided for the BFP450 transistor below. These will not be needed unless you wish to do a large signal simulation of the amplifier (not necessary for the project.
The frequencies for the filter project will be assigned below.
Measurement Schedule for Amplifier Project
I have ordered some new and cheaper ceramic caps for the amplifier project.
The caps are 1.6 mm wide by 3.2 mm long -- leave a 2mm gap to solder them in.
The nominal capacitcance is 8.2pf. It is series resonant at 2.09 GHz with equivalent
series resistance (ESR) 0.6 ohm and euiqvalent series inductance (ESL) 0.65nH.
Course Outline, Regulations and Organization
Lab Schedule for Fall 2016
ADS tutorial for quarter-wave transformer PA
Visualization of Some Microwave Concepts
Lots of Empirical Models for microstrip
Notes to Produce Gerber file Microwave Circuit Board Milling
Notes for Microwave Circuit Board Fabrication (Etching)
Data Sheet for BFP450 Transistor
Zipped S-Parameter Files for BFP450 Transistor - read 1bias.txt first
Zipped design kit for AVX components (10pF cap package 0402 is needed)
SOT343 Package Outline for for BFP450 Transistor ( dimensions in mm)
SPICE parameters for BFP450 Transistor
Hints on mounting/soldering surface-mount components
Weekly Problem Sets (September 4-December 2)
Solutions problems 1-7
Solutions problems 8-11
Solutions problems 12-14
Solutions problems 15
Solutions problems 16-19
Solutions problems 20-23
Solutions problems 24-29
Solutions problems 30-31
The NE68519 data sheets
LIBRA s-parameter data file for NE68519
A Smith Chart in pdf format