Electronic and RF Circuit Design - EENG5670

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module builds on the knowledge of the circuit theory and electronic circuits learned in the first year and introduces more advanced analytical and computer-aided techniques of circuit analysis and design in both frequency- and time-domain as well as at very high frequencies (RF and microwaves). It uses these techniques to teach the operation and design principles of various advanced analogue electronic circuits (e.g. filters and oscillators). RF and microwave circuits and technology are also introduced, together with necessary analysis and design skills. Computer simulation and design software is used extensively to gain better understanding of the circuits. Practical experiments in the lab sessions are used so as to help students gain some practical skills in filter designs.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 62
Independent Study Hours: 88
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

60% Examination
40% coursework.

Indicative reading

Ludwig, Reinhold, and Gene Bogdanov. 2009. RF Circuit Design: Theory and Applications. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Nilsson, James William, and Susan A. Riedel. Electric Circuits. London: Prentice Hall. Schaumann, Rolf, and M. E Van Valkenburg. 2010. Design of Analog Filters. Vol. The Oxford series in electrical and computer engineering. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and practical skills to analyse and design electronic circuits using basic techniques and more advanced methods (i.e. Laplace transform and CAD
2. Show an understanding of the theory and acquiring design skills in filters and matching circuits and the ability to design practical filters and measure the response.
3. Demonstrate knowledge about the operation and design principles of RF communication circuits (namely oscillators, mixers and modulation/demodulation circuits)


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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