ECE 451 SPRING 2017
Section Time Instructor Room
X 12:00 MW J. SchuttAine 3015 ECEB
Book
M. Steer, Microwave and RF Design, 2^{nd}
Edition, SciTech Publishing, 2013.
Notes
Lab notes can be downloaded
from course web site at: http://emlab.illinois.edu/ece451/labs.html
Class notes can be
downloaded from course web site at: http://emlab.illinois.edu/ece451/notes
Grading Policy
Lab 55% of total
Homework and Quizzes 20% of total
Midterm 10% of total
Final 15% of total
Lab Reports Policy
Instructions for preparing and returning lab reports will be given and are described in the Introduction for the Laboratory Notes.
Homework & Quizzes
Homework assignments will be given throughout the semester. Assignments will be passed on a Wednesday and will be due two weeks later.
Midterm Exam
Monday, March 6, 12:00 12:50 pm, 3015 ECEB
Laboratory Instructors (Lab 5076 ECEB)
Maryam Hajimiri  hajimir2@illinois.edu
Thong Nguyen  tnnguye3@illinois.edu
Yixuan Zhao  yzhao60@illinois.edu
Course Web Site
http://emlab.illinois.edu/ece451
ECE 451 SCHEDULE: FALL 2017
Lec 
Mo 
Date 
Topic 
Ch 
Lab(Tuesday &
Thursday) 
1 
JAN 
M23 
Introduction 


2 

W25 
Transmission Lines 
5 

3 

M30 
Smith Chart 
5 
Lab 1 RF Power Detection
LabView introduction 
4 
FEB 
W1 
Planar Transmission Lines 
6 

5 

F3 
Scattering Parameters 
9 

6 

M6 
Scattering Parameters of TL 
9 
Lab 2 Slotted line 
7 

W8 
Flow Graph 
10 

8 

F10 
Oneterm error model 


9 

M13 
Threeterm error Model 

Lab 3 Scalar
Reflectometry with LabView 
10 

W15 
Threeterm error Model 


11 

F17 
812 term error models 


12 

M20 
TRL Calibration Method 

Lab 4 Error Correction 
13 

W22 
Application of TRL 


14 

F24 
TimeDomain Reflectometry 


15 

M27 
TL Extraction 

Lab 5 PNA and TDR 
16 
MAR 
W1 
Onchip Measurements 




M6 
Midterm Exam 

Lab
6 Extraction of TL Parameters 
17 

W8 
Eye Diagram Measurements 


18 

M13 
Advanced Techniques &
Hilbert T 

Lab 7 Wafer Tests and Eye
Diagrams 
19 

W15 
Advanced Techniques 




M20 
SPRING BREAK 


20 

M27 
Linear Amplifiers 

Lab 8 TRL Calibration 
21 

W29 
Gain Compression 
4.10 

22 
APR 
M3 
Power Amplifiers 
19 
Lab 9 Advanced Techniques 
23 

W5 
Power Amplifiers 


24 

M10 
XParameters 

Lab 10 Nonlinear VNA Measurements 
25 

W12 
XParameters 


26 

M17 
XParameters 

Lab 11 Simulating
XParameters with ADS 
27 

W19 
Signal Integrity 


28 

M24 
Signal Integrity 

Lab 12 XParameter
Measurements 


W26 
CAEML  No Class 


29 
MAY 
M1 
Review 




W3 
Final Exam 

