Engineering ELEC4502 Microwave Circuits

Information for Fall 2020

COURSE TEXTBOOK:

  • The textbook is "Microwave Engineering" by D. Pozar fourth edition, Wiley.

  • The supplemental workbook is "RF Design Software Learning Kit: Step-By-Step Examples on Using ADS Software for an Introductory RF/Microwave Course Paperback, March 28 2017", Keysight Technologies

  • Course notes provided below

    TEACHING ASSISTANT:


    COURSE OUTLINE AND NOTES:

  • Course Outline, Regulations and Organization

  • Course Notes

  • Lab Schedule for Fall 2020


    LAB AND PROJECT NOTES:

  • Lab Schedule for Fall 2020

  • The filter project handout

  • Your assigned filter center frequency

  • The amplifier project handout

  • Your assigned amplifier center frequengy

  • 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.


    TECHNICAL NOTES AND DATA SHEETS:

  • 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

  • A Smith Chart in pdf format


    PROBLEM SETS:

  • Weekly Problem Sets (September 4-December 2)

  • Solutions problems 1-7

  • Solutions problems 8-11

  • Solutions problems 12-14

  • Solutions problem 15

  • Solutions problems 16-19

  • Solutions problems 20-23

  • Solutions problems 24-30

  • Solutions problems 30-31

  • A Smith Chart in pdf format