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CODE 106784
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/01
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module aims to provide basic knowledge on the design and construction aspects of systems and circuits for radio communication, taking into account the points of view relating to analog design, microwave theory and communication systems.

In particular, the architectures of the transceivers, their building blocks and the aspects related to the realization of circuits both at discrete components and at the integrated circuit level will be examined.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lesson and laboratory exercises (4 hours)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics considered in the program are:

  • Heterodyne, direct conversion and image frequency rejection transceiver architectures.
  • Resonators and networks for impedance transformation
  • Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA)
  • Passive and active Mixers
  • Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCO), phase noise mechanisms and various circuit topologies
  • Phase Locked Loops (PLL)
  • Integer-N and fractional-N frequency synthesizers
  • Power amplifiers and linearization techniques

The theory of modulation and wireless standards from the point of view of the designer of RF electronic circuits will be briefly recalled.

As regards the contribution of this course  to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda, it must be considered that, in general, Electronics constitutes the main "discipline" on which the development of the past decades of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is based, and will also be for the future. With this perspective training electronic engineers expert in the development of data transceiver systems will allow society to possess the necessary knowledge for the application of these technologies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda UN 2030 (consider, for example, in addition to the widespread technologies of broadband cellular networks, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc., the development of IoT (Internet of Things) and WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks) applications, in the fields of safety, health, teaching, territorial monitoring, etc.).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • B. Razavi, RF Microelectronics (2nd Edition) (Prentice Hall, 2012)
  • T.H. Lee, The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, Second Edition, (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DANIELE CAVIGLIA (President)

ANDREA RANDAZZO

VALENTINA SCHENONE

ALESSANDRO FEDELI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

https://corsi.unige.it/en/corsi/8732/studenti-orario

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Development and discussion of a project or oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

During the oral exam the evaluation of the candidate's preparation will be based on the skills acquired during the course and possibly on the quality of the individual project.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
19/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/02/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
01/02/2024 15:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
16/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
04/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
28/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
28/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
26/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
26/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
13/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
13/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Zero hunger
Zero hunger
Good health and well being
Good health and well being
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Climate action
Climate action
Life on land
Life on land