Essentials of Advanced Radio Frequency IC Design
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Essentials of Advanced Radio Frequency IC Design

Design your own RF circuit by conceptualizing the amazing concepts and enhancing great skills of RF circuit design.
3.6 (26 ratings)
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368 students enrolled
Created by Sanjay Moghe
Last updated 2/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Get a brief overview of of what RF Design is all about and why it is so essential. You will get to know whether you should pursue a career in RF Design or not.
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  • The students do not need any software to learn this course, but if they are interested in taking more advanced courses related to learning design as a career , then he/she should install various tools like Cadence ,ADS tools, Mentor Graphics tools,etc for Design purposes. They need to be thorough with all electronics fundamental principles taught in 2nd and 3rd year of an Electronics Engineering Bachelor degree.

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.

We hope you enjoy this course!!!

Who is the target audience?
  • Those students who are thorough with Electronics concepts taught in an Electronics/Electrical/Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Course/Degree.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
About Us
1 Lecture 03:36

This quiz will help you apply some of the basic electrical and electronics to solve RF problems

General RF Electronics
10 questions
Introduction to RF
3 Lectures 35:58

This lecture explains all the steps involved in designing an RF Chip.

RFIC Design Flow Part I

RFIC Design Flow Part II

This quiz will evaluate what all you have understood in the IC design process

RFIC Design Flow
5 questions
RF Basics
3 Lectures 46:01

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 I

RF Basics Part II

RF Basics Part III

A quiz to test your knowledge on Radio frequency.

RF Basics
10 questions
Radio Frequency Parameters
3 Lectures 21:54

This lecture describes the importance of the units dB and dBm.

dB vs dBm

This will help analyze whether you have understood the concepts of dB, dBm and dBW

dB vs dBm
5 questions

This lecture explains the importance of S-parameters and their application.


3 questions

This lecture describes the importance of Smith Charts and their importance.

Smith Chart Basics
VLSI and IC Design
2 Lectures 19:53
Introduction to VLSI and IC Design

Examples of ICs
RF IC Fabrication and Foundries
3 Lectures 30:53
IC Fabrication Part I

IC Fabrication Part II

This quiz will evaluate what you understood in the IC fabrication process.

IC Fabrication
5 questions

Foundry and PDK

Foundry and PDKs
5 questions
CMOS and RF Design using CMOS
2 Lectures 18:42
CMOS RF Design Modelling Part I

CMOS RF Design Modelling Part II

RF CMOS Design
7 questions
Power Amplifier (PA) Design
4 Lectures 45:16
Power Amplifier Design Part I

Power Amplifier Design Part II

Power Amplifier Design Part III

Power amplifier Design Part IV
Low Noise Amplifiers
1 Lecture 12:28
RFIC design - LNA design and tapeout process
About the Instructor
Sanjay Moghe
3.6 Average rating
26 Reviews
368 Students
1 Course
CEO at RFIC Solutions, Alumni IIT Bombay

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.