Essentials of Advanced Radio Frequency IC Design
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In this course you will see the insights of the RF World! Let's briefly summarize what all you will learn in this course. We will start off with the Introduction to Radio Frequency and Integrated Circuits at wireless( RF) frequencies. We will also discuss the applications of RFICs at a system level.
You will initially learn about various RF parameters like S- parameters, VSWR, Reflection Coefficient, etc. and also understand the analysis of RF circuits and transmission lines using Smith Charts and Equations. Alongside, we will also teach you about some fundamentals like impedance matching and power measurement in decibels.
We will then glance through the captivating Integrated Circuit Fabrication process and the various steps, materials, and techniques involved in IC Fabrication. You will also learn about Foundries and PDKs and why they are important.
We will briefly look at the concept of VLSI Technology and how VLSI is associated with RFIC designing. Later, we will see the basics of CMOS and how CMOS is used in RF Design. Finally, you will learn about some interesting circuit designs like the RF Power Amplifier (PA) and the various RF power amplifier architectures and topologies.
This course will enhance your knowledge about Radio Frequency Design which is applied in most of the jobs available in top Wireless and Telecommunication based companies designing wireless products.
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|Section 1: About Us|
|Quiz 1||10 questions|
This quiz will help you apply some of the basic electrical and electronics to solve RF problems
|Section 2: Introduction to RF|
This lecture explains all the steps involved in designing an RF Chip.
RFIC Design Flow Part II
|Quiz 2||5 questions|
This quiz will evaluate what all you have understood in the IC design process
|Section 3: RF Basics|
This lecture illustrates the concepts like Radio Frequency, IEEE Frequency Spectrum, High Frequency Effects, Wires at High Frequency, Resistance, Inductance, Capacitance, 50 Ohm Impedance Matching, Transmission Lines.
RF Basics Part II
RF Basics Part III
|Quiz 3||10 questions|
A quiz to test your knowledge on Radio frequency.
|Section 4: Radio Frequency Parameters|
This lecture describes the importance of the units dB and dBm.
|Quiz 4||5 questions|
This will help analyze whether you have understood the concepts of dB, dBm and dBW
This lecture explains the importance of S-parameters and their application.
This lecture describes the importance of Smith Charts and their importance.
|Section 5: VLSI and IC Design|
Introduction to VLSI and IC Design
Examples of ICs
|Section 6: RF IC Fabrication and Foundries|
IC Fabrication Part I
IC Fabrication Part II
|Quiz 6||5 questions|
This quiz will evaluate what you understood in the IC fabrication process.
Foundry and PDK
Foundry and PDKs
|Section 7: CMOS and RF Design using CMOS|
CMOS RF Design Modelling Part I
CMOS RF Design Modelling Part II
RF CMOS Design
|Section 8: Power Amplifier (PA) Design|
Power Amplifier Design Part I
Power Amplifier Design Part II
Power Amplifier Design Part III
Power amplifier Design Part IV
|Section 9: Low Noise Amplifiers|
RFIC design - LNA design and tapeout process
I have spent about 36 years in the RF Wireless Industry. Prior to this, I was the Co-founder, CTO of RF Solutions Inc, a leader in WiFi RF chips ( acquired by Anadigics). I have helped raise $17 million funding in my previous company, managed engineering organizations with 40+ engineers in large and small companies like Raytheon, Avantek, Northrop Grumman, ADC telecom, Micro Linear etc. Throughout my career I have developed 600+ RF IC Products using SiGe, GaAs (MESFET, PHEMT, HBT), BiCMOS technologies. I have been granted 6 patents and have published 45 papers in international journals..I finished my Ph.D. EE(RPI), MS Physics from University of Louisville(USA) and Masters from IIT Bombay, India.