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RF Design: Passive and Active Components

Learn the necessary techniques and tools for designing high-performance passive and active RF components.

This course is archived
Estimated 6 weeks
6–9 hours per week
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Optional upgrade available

About this course

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This course follows the Primer on RF Design course and class focuses on passive and active components. We use the techniques learned in the previous course to design advanced RF devices including couplers, filters and amplifiers. Current research topics are discussed as appropriate.

At a glance

  • Institution: PurdueX
  • Subject: Electronics
  • Level: Advanced
  • Prerequisites:

    Students interested in taking this course should plan to complete the edX course, Primer on RF Design , before enrolling in this course.

    Students should aldo have completed undergraduate-level coursework in electromagnetics, including fundamental concepts of RF waves and transmission lines.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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After successfully completing this class, students will be able to:

  • Describe and articulate the basic design principles of RF passive and active components.
  • Design RF couplers, filters and amplifiers.
  • Use CAD tools and analysis techniques to support the design of RF filters and amplifiers.

Week 1: Basic Filter Design Concepts

Week 2: Coupled Transmission Lines

Week 3: Coupling Matrix Theory

Week 4: Advanced Filter Design; Introduction to Amplifiers

Week 5: Linear and Low-noise Amplifiers

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Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners residing in one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

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