354.061 Seminar RF Techniques
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, SE, 3.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

After successful completion of the course students will be able to solve a typical RF problem. Depending on the problem, this includes literature study, RF circuit design and RF measurement. Students will gain lots of hands-on experience and will learn how to use RF design tools and RF measurement equipment.

Subject of course

Students can choose from a list of individual topics/problems which need to be solved on an individual basis. A strong focus will be put onto hands-on topics, requiring the student to assemble an RF PCB and/or perform measurements in the lab. Depending on the chosen topic, microwave simulators (2.5D or 3D full wave EM simulators) will be used as well.

Examples for topics are (the current list of topics will be presented during the kick off meeting):

  • Butler matrix for eight antennas
  • PIN-diode-based phase shifter
  • PIN-diode-based attenuator
  • transmit/receive switch
  • 3D EM simulation of a resonator
  • picosecond pulse generation
  • EMC measurement with a GTEM cell
  • phase noise analysis of two synchronized PLL synthesizers
  • ...

Please note: Students can bring in their own topics as well - the supervisor will check if it fits the lecture.

The work will mainly be done independently. Of course, the supervisors are available for questions and support. At the end of the term you present your results to other course attendees by a 15 min presentation and hand in a report to your supervisor.

Teaching methods

Students will perform a task, typically an RF circuit design or RF measurement problem. This will be done individually in the lab.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Kick off meeting: October 7th, 2021; 02.00 p.m.
Location: Library E354, Room No. CF 0115 (together with kick off meeting of "Advanced RF Techniques")

There is no fixed schedule as work will be done on individual basis.

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Examination modalities

The grading is based on a report handed in after finishing the seminar and the oral presentation of the results.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 507 Telecommunications Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Successful completion of "RF Techniques" (course and lab) or equivalent knowledge is required.
If "RF Techniques" has not been completed, your equivalent knowledge will be checked by a short examination before the beginning of the course. The main topics addressed are:

  • Fundamentals of electrical engineering and circuit design.
  • Basic knowledge about linear RF circuits, scattering matrix, Smith chart
  • Operation of vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, power meter

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses