Fall 2014 textbook list
The Fall 2014 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 5224 Non-Linear Communication Circuits (3C)
Advanced methods of analysis and design of communication circuits with emphasis on nonlinear effects and filtering. Nonlinear device models and their use in the design of oscillators and mixers at HF through UHF frequencies. The design of power amplifiers.
This course provides an in depth coverage of nonlinear communication circuits. These circuits are the building blocks of modern communications equipment used for commercial radio and TV to satellite systems. It is the basis of the graduate work in communication circuits along with the course EE 5214.
Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Electronics.
EE 4605 provides an introduction to the material covered in the course. These principles are expanded and then applied in a rigorous manner to nonlinear analysis.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- Design an oscillator in the HF/VHF range of frequencies
- Predict oscillator performance, particularly in frequency and amplitude
- Apply the principles of operation to analyze the performance properties of mixers and power amplifiers
- Describe the process and advantages of the various harmonic-balance options
|Models for devices and filters||10%|
|Fourier series for nonlinear devices||25%|
|Linear and square law||10%|
|Differential, 3/2 law, and other||5%|
|Reactive element loading||20%|
|Biasing interaction of large signals||5%|
|Modulation effects of reactive nonlinear interaction||5%|
|Multipliers and mixers||10%|