EE 322/322L

Electronics II – Wireless Communication Electronics

Spring 2016

EE 322/322L Course Syllabus


Clarifications and Additional Instructions for Problems

Lecture Notes

Lecture # Title
0 Cover page. Table of contents.
1 Overview. NorCal 40A. Direct conversion vs. superhet receivers.
2 Resistors, capacitors, RC networks. Arbitrary waveform generator.
3 Diodes. Amplitude modulation. Diode detection.
4 RL circuits. Inductive kick. Diode snubbers.
5 RC filters. Series resonance and quality factor. Matching. Soldering.
6 Parallel resonance and quality factor. Transmit filter.
7 Transmission lines. Distributed C and L. Telegrapher’s equations.
8 Time-domain solutions to TL wave equations. Reflections.
9 Phasor waves on TLs. Terminations. Input impedance. Resonance.
10 Available power. Lossy TLs. Quality factor of TL resonators.
11 Ladder filters. Butterworth and Chebyshev filters. Filter tables. ADS.
12 Bandpass ladder filters. Quartz crystals.
13 Impedance inverter. Cohn crystal filter.
14 Transformers. Ideal transformers.
15 Transformer shunt inductance. Tuned transformers.
16 Bipolar junction transistors. Large signal models.
17 Transistor switches. Voltage regulators.
18 Common emitter amplifier. Max. efficiency of class A amps. Transformer coupled loads.
19 Available power. Distortion. Emitter degeneration. Miller effect.
20 Emitter follower and differential amplifiers.
21 Junction field effect transistors. Source follower amplifier.
22 Class C power amplifiers.
23 NorCal 40A power amplifier. Thermal modeling.
24 Oscillators. Clapp oscillator. VFO startup.
25 Variable frequency oscillator. Gain limiting.
26 Receiver incremental tuning. Crystal oscillators.
27 Mixers. Gilbert cell.
28 Superheterodyne receivers. Spurious responses of mixers.
29 Decreasing channel bandwidth by using CW. Key clicks.
30 Audio amplifiers.
31 JFETs as variable resistors.
32 Automatic gain control.
33 Noise, SNR, MDS, noise power density and NEP.
34 Nyquist noise formula. Cascading noisy components. Noise figure.
35 Receiver intermodulation and dynamic range.
36 Antenna impedance. EM waves. Transmitting and receiving antennas.
37 Friis formula. Reciprocity. Dipole and whip antennas.
38 Ionosphere. Radio waves. Critical and maximum useable frequencies.


Additional Course Materials 

Equipment-Related Information 

Useful References

Amateur Radio Information

SDSMT has an amateur radio club with the call sign KØVVY. If you are interested in becoming a "ham," you can talk with the club president, or perhaps with faculty in the ECE department such as Dr. Batchelder (KBØZND). The club has transceiver and antenna equipment for amateur communications using voice, Morse code and some digital modes. Also, there is a connection in the ham shack to a 40-m dipole antenna that will work very well with your NorCal 40A.

However, to legally transmit with your NorCal 40A, you must first obtain your Technician's license and pass a five word-per-minute Morse code exam. (Of course, no license is needed to receive.)

K. W. Whites

Last modified on February 8, 2016.