EECS 182 Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Analysis and design (2015-2016)

EECS 182 Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Analysis and design

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 182 Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Analysis and design (Credit Units: 4) Design of microwave amplifiers including low-noise amplifiers, multiple stage amplifiers, power amplifiers, and introduction to broadband amplifiers. The goal is to provide the basic knowledge for the design of microwave amplifiers ranging from wireless system to radar system. Prerequisite: EECS180A . (Design units: 3)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0132543354.

Recommended Textbook:

Robertson, E. D., MMIC Designs, IEE Press.

Franco De Flaviis
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand the concept of distributed circuits versus lumped circuits. (EAC a)

2. Design matching circuits using lumped or discrete components working on the Smith chart.

3. Use microstrip lines to design matching circuits.

4. Design microwave amplifiers for a desired gain, based on the small signal scattering parameters of the active device for specific configuration and bias condition.

5. Perform trade off between amplifiers parameters such as noise figure, VSWR gain and stability to meet the desired amplifiers specifications.

6. Understand design limitations and validity of design technique.

Prerequisites by Topic

Basic electromagnetic theory.

EECS180 Understanding of basic transmission line concept distributed circuits and matching circuits.

Lecture Topics:

Review of basic transmission line concepts, presentations of two-port networks, matching network and signal flow graphs.

Hybrid circuit design

Stability theory for microwave two port networks

Noise theory for two port networks

Low noise microwave amplifiers design

Multiple stage amplifier design

Introduction to broadband amplifier design

Introduction to power amplifiers.

Total lecture hours: 30.

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Electrical Engineering Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

The design methodologies of wireless system on a single chip will be the emphasis of the class. The analytical tools to approach the design of a wireless system on a chip and possible trade-off between different system parameters will be discussed in the class.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Home work: 15%
  • Midterm exam: 35%
  • Final exam: 50%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 3.0 credit units

August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr