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Taught Courses

Spring 2023

         EE5004 SoC Packaging and Signal Integrity

         EE5005 Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design

         EE5001 Chip Design and Verification

         EE5009 Design Project Tapeout

         EE309 Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits (VLSI) Design

Fall 2022

         EE5043 Adv. Embedded Systems and Networks

         EE5037 Digital ICs: Synthesis and Physical Design

         EE5036 Digital Integrated Circuits

         EE5013 Analog and Discrete Electronics

Spring 2022

         EE5004 SoC Packaging and Signal Integrity

         EE5005 Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design

         EE5016 Advanced Digital Signal Processing

Fall 2021

         EE5036 Digital Integrated Circuits

         EE5037 Digital ICs: Synthesis and Physical Design

         EE5011 Research Methodology

         EE5013 Analog and Discrete Electronics

Spring 2021

         EE5009 IC Design Project

         EE309 Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits (VLSI) Design

Fall 2020:

         EE5004 SoC Packaging and Signal Integrity

         EE5005 Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits Design

         EE225 Electronics Devices and Circuits

Spring 2020

         EE523 Analog & Discrete Electronics

         EE537 Digital Integrated Circuits

Spring 2019

         EE484 Radio Electronics

         EE548 RF Devices and Circuits

Fall 2018

         EE523 Analog and Discrete Electronics

         EE224 Electronic Circuit Design

 

Industrial Courses

Introduction to Radio Electronics:

  Introduces logarithmic scales in radio frequency (RF) units, super heterodyne and Zero intermediate frequency (IF) radio communication architectures, receiver characterization, transceiver architectures, and operation of basic radio blocks. Covers the Smith chart, S-parameters, Impedance matching, analysis and design of RF circuit blocks including low noise amplifiers, mixers, and power amplifiers. Discusses limitations due to power, frequency, and nonlinear distortions.

Reference Books:
1. Course Compendium along with Tutorials for numerical exercises.

Supplementry:
1. Razavi. B, RF Microelectronics, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011,  ISBN-13: 978-0137134731
Books:2.Ludwig R. and Bogdanov G, RF Circuit Design: Theory and Applications, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2008.

a. Brief list of topics to be covered:
1. Log scale for RF measurements (dB, dBm, dBc)
2. Noise and Non-Linearities in radio receiver blocks
3. Relation of system specification (gain, NF, and IP3) to block level specification
4. Basic Radio Architectures: Superhetrodyne, Zero-IF and Low-IF
5. Smith chart and S-parameters
6. Impedance matching techniques using lumped elements
7. Analysis and basic design principles of RF Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)
8. Analysis and basic design principles of RF passive mixer
9. Analysis and basic design principles of RF Power Amplifier (PA)

b. Specific Outcomes of Instruction:
This course requires the student to demonstrate the following:
1. Perform conversion of linear and dB scales for power, gain, noise, and linearity metrics
2. Characterize the receiver chain in terms of noise floor and IP3usingFriss formula
3. Discuss the impact of interference on receiver characteristics
4.Comparesuperheterodyne and Zero-IF radios architectures
5. Use advanced software tools to simulate different aspects of radio architectures
6. Design impedance matching circuits
7.Design and analyze different transceiver circuits such as LNA, mixer, and PA

High Speed PCB design and Signal Integrity Analysis: 

This two-week course was offered in Islamabad in 2010. Find the Lecture slides in PDF:

         Lec1_Introduction_PCB_Design.pdf

         Lec2_PCB_Materials.pdf

         Lec3_IC_Packages_Connectors_FAST.pdf

         Lec4_Signal_TxRx_IBIS_Models_FAST.pdf

         Lec5_TX_Lines_FAST.pdf

         Lec6_Parallesim_Xtalk_DiffrenPair.pdf

         Lec7_Zo_Control_Ref_ter-buses.pdf

         Lec8_Power_Stackup_Grounding_Split_Planes.pdf

         Lec9_Noise_EMI_DFM_Foundry_FAST.pdf

         Lecc10_SI_Thermal_RofThumbs.pdf

RF PCB design and Signal Integrity Analysis:

This three-day course was offered in Islamabad in 2010. Find the Lecture PDF:

         RF_PCB_Lec1.pdf

         RF_PCB_Lec2.pdf

         RF_PCB_Lec3_Case_Study.pdf 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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