**Personnel**:

- Teaching Assistant: None.

Lecture # |
Title |
---|---|

0 | Cover page. Table of contents. |

1 | Introduction. Overview of pertinent electromagnetics. |

2 | Telegrapher equations for transmission lines. Power flow. |

3 | Phasor wave solutions to the telegrapher equations. Termination of TLs. |

4 | TL input impedance, time average power, return and insertion losses. VSWR. |

5 | Generator and load mismatches on TLs. |

6 | The Smith chart. |

7 | Transmission line matching using lumped L
networks. |

8 | Single-stub tuning. |

9 | Quarter-wave-transformer matching. |

10 | TEM, TE, and TM modes for waveguides. Rectangular waveguide. |

11 | Dispersion. Stripline and other planar waveguides. |

12 | Microstrip. ADS and LineCalc. |

13 | Simple quasi-static moment method analysis of a microstrip. |

14 | Impedance and admittance matrices. |

15 | S parameters and the scattering matrix. |

16 | Properties of S matrices. Shifting
reference planes. |

17 | S parameters and time average power.
Generalized S parameters. |

18 | Vector network analyzer. (Agilent Application Note: "Understanding the Fundamental Principles of Vector Network Analysis") |

19 | Proper microwave laboratory practices. |

20 | Transmission (ABCD) matrix. |

21 | Signal flow graphs. |

22 | Measurement errors. TRL calibration of a VNA. |

23 | Basic properties of dividers and couplers. |

24 | T-junction and resistive power divider. |

25 | Wilkinson power divider. |

26 | Quadrature (90º) hybrid. |

27 | The 180º hybrid. |

28 | Coupled line and Lange directional couplers. |

29 | Microwave filter design by the insertion loss method. |

30 | Scaling of low pass prototype filters. Stepped impedance low pass filters. |

31 | Stub synthesis. Kuroda’s identities. Stub low pass filters. |

32 | High pass and bandpass microwave filters. Stub resonant filters. |

33 | Active microwave circuits: Two-port power gains. |

34 | Amplifier stability. |

35 | Single stage amplifier: Design for maximum gain. |

36 | Single stage amplifier: Design for specific gain. |

- N/A

- Homework #1. Assigned Aug. 24. Due Aug. 29. (Solutions)
- Homework #2. Assigned Aug. 29. Due Sept. 2. (Solutions)
- Homework #3. Assigned Sept. 2. Due Sept. 9. (Solutions)
- Homework #4. Assigned Sept. 9. Due Sept. 16. (Solutions)
- Homework #5. Assigned Sept. 16. Due Sept. 23. (Solutions)
- Homework #6. Assigned Sept. 23. Due Sept. 30. (Solutions)
- Homework #7. Assigned Sept. 30. Due Oct. 7. (Solutions)
- Homework #8. Assigned Oct. 7. Due Oct. 14. (Solutions)
- Homework #9. Assigned Oct. 14. Due Oct. 21. (Solutions)
- Homework #10. Assigned Oct. 21. Due Oct. 28. (Solutions)
- Homework #11. Assigned Oct. 28. Due Nov. 4. (Solutions)
- Homework #12. Assigned Nov. 4. Due Nov. 14. (Solutions)
- Homework #13. Assigned Nov. 14. Due Nov. 28. (Solutions)
- Homework #14. Assigned Nov. 28. Due Dec. 5. (Solutions)

- "General Laboratory Safety Policy," SDSMT Department of ECE.
- Technical memorandum grading sheet.
- Example report.

Lab # |
Title |
Assigned |
Due |

1 | Single stub tuner in microstrip. | 10/12 | 10/24 |

2 | T-junction 1:1 power divider. | 10/24 | 11/4 |

3 | Quadrature hybrid coupler. | 11/4 | 11/16 |

4 | Stepped impedance low pass filter. | 11/16 | 12/2 |

5 | Maximum gain common emitter amplifier. (S2P files for BFP620.) | – | – |

- Exam #1 cover pages. Exam date: Sept. 28.
- Exam #2 cover pages. Exam date: Nov. 9.
- Final exam cover pages. Exam date: Dec. 14.

- "Advanced Design System Quick Start" from Agilent Technologies, May 2008.
- "LineCalc" from Agilent Technologies, May 2008.
- "Schematic Capture and Layout" from Agilent Technologies, May 2008.
- ADS Momentum User's Guide from Agilent Technologies, May 2008.
- ADS 2004A online documentation.
- An example using ADS to build and simulate a simple transistor circuit.

- Black and white impedance (or admittance) chart.