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EE 4342 - Microwave Solid-State Circuits




Catalog learning outcomes

EE 4342: Microwave Solid-State Circuits (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ECE 3312 and ECE 3342. For majors only or departmental consent. Study of microwave electronics and design at the device and solid-state circuit level. Circuit design issues such as transistor-based amplifier design, noise, broadband, and high-power considerations, and microwave oscillators. Design topics to be included are special diodes, avalanche devices, and other active devices.




ECE 3312 and ECE 3342

Textbook(s) and/or other required material


D.M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, 3 rd ed., Wiley 2005

Course learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course students should be able to analyze and design a variety of microwave circuits that contain transmission lines, passive multiport devices, and active solid-state devices.


Topics covered

Review of transmission line theory, terminated and lossy transmission lines - 4 hours

Coaxial and planar lines - 2 hours

Microwave network analysis - the scattering matrix - 4 hours

Impedance transformation and matching - 6 hours

Power dividers and directional couplers - 4 hours

Microwave filters - 4 hours

Microwave detectors, mixers, and control circuits - 7 hours

Microwave amplifiers and oscillators - 7 hours

Tests and reviews - 4 hours


Class/laboratory schedule

Class meets 15 weeks, 3 times per week for 50 minutes or 2 times per week for 80 minutes.


Contributions to professional component

This course prepares students for engineering practice by providing a rigorous mathematical foundation for understanding microwave circuit techniques along with a host of practical examples taken from modern microwave systems. This course includes engineering topics and engineering design.


Relationship of course to program outcomes


This course addresses EE and CMPE Program Outcomes a, c, e, and k.


Prepared by

Thomas Trost, September 17, 2004