Electronic and RF Circuit Design - EL567

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
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EENG3030 (EL303) Electronic Circuits
EENG3050 (EL305) Introduction to Electronics
EENG3180 (EL318) Engineering Mathematics
EENG3190 (EL319) Engineering Analysis





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.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

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

Method of assessment

60% exam
40% coursework.

Indicative reading

See http://readinglists.kent.ac.uk

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

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 software);
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)

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