This course covers the analysis and design of integrated RF circuits focusing on CMOS implementation at the transistor level. It starts with a review of active and passive devices operation and modelling at RF. The fundamental limitations such as noise and distortion are discussed in the perspective of radio transceivers. The main transceiver architectures are presented and the most important building blocks are discussed.
The main objective is to understand RF transceivers and be able to design basic RF integrated circuits.