Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TSEK02 Radio Electronics, 6 ECTS credits.

For:   D   ELE   SY   Y  


Prel. scheduled hours: 44
Rec. self-study hours: 116

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Electrical Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The course gives the student basic knowledge in radio electronics. The system perspective is addressed both in the context of traditional radio and today's wireless communication systems. The objectives of the course is that the student will learn operation principles of radio systems and their fundamental limitations. After the course the students should be able to:
  • explain the principles of radio transmission and reception
  • explain the existing physical and technical limitations of a radio system
  • analyze the functionality of radio transmitters and receivers
  • calculate basic radio specifications in terms of power, gain, noise and frequency for basic modulation schemes
  • explain differences between traditional radio and today‚Äôs digital radio systems

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic knowledge in circuit theory, electronics, and mathematics.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (TSEK03), Radio Frequency Transceiver Design (TSEK38), VLSI Design Project, CDIO (TSEK06)

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory work.

Course contents:
Overview of a traditional radio and today's communication systems. Basic modeling of an RF communication channel. Modulation, detection, and multiple access schemes. Overview of transceiver architectures and operation principles of RF blocks. Limitations due to power, frequency, noise and nonlinear distortions.

Course literature:
B.Razavi, RF Microelectronics, 2nd Ed. Pearson Education, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-283941-9

Written examination
Laboratory asignments (reports)

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ISY.
Director of Studies: Tomas Svensson
Examiner: Ted Johansson
Link to the course homepage at the department

Linköping Institute of Technology


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Last updated: 12/03/2015