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.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

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!!!

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

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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Section 1: About Us
About Us
10 questions

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

Section 2: Introduction to RF
RFIC Design

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

RFIC Design Flow Part II
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
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.

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.

3 questions

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
5 questions

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

Foundry and PDK
Foundry and PDKs
5 questions
Section 7: CMOS and RF Design using CMOS
CMOS RF Design Modelling Part I
CMOS RF Design Modelling Part II
RF CMOS Design
7 questions
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

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Instructor Biography

Sanjay Moghe, 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.

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