ECE 451    SPRING 2021

Section      Time         Instructor                   Room

X               12:00 MW J. Schutt-Aine             ONLINE

Instructor

Jose Schutt-Aine, 5042 ECEB, jesa@illinois.edu

Book

M. Steer, Microwave and RF Design, 2nd Edition, SciTech Publishing, 2013.

Course Web Site

http://emlab.illinois.edu/ece451

Useful Links

Sign up link: piazza.com/illinois/spring2021/ece451

Course page link: piazza.com/illinois/spring2021/ece451/home

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 available on a Wednesday and will be due two weeks later.

Midterm Exam

Midterm Exam: Wednesday, March 10, Time: 12:00 noon, ONLINE

Final Exam: Wednesday, May 5, Time: 12:00 noon, ONLINE

Laboratory Instructors (Lab ONLINE)

Thong Nguyen - tnnguye3@illinois.edu

Nancy Zhao - yzhao60@illinois.edu


ECE 451 SCHEDULE: SPRING 2021

 

Lec

Mo

Date

Topic

Ch

Lab(Tuesday & Thursday)

1

 

M-25

Transmission Lines

5

Lab 1   Introduction to Jupytar Notebook

2

 

W-27

Smith Chart

5

 

3

FEB

M-1

Waveguides

9

Lab 2   Introduction to ADS & VNA

4

 

W-3

Scattering Parameters of TL

9

 

5

 

M-8

Flow Graph One-Term Error Model

 

NO LAB

6

 

W-10

Three-Term error Model

 

 

7

 

M-15

Time-Domain Reflectometry

 

Lab 3   Error Correction (1- 2- 3- terms)

 

 

W-17

DAY OFF   NO CLASS

 

 

8

 

M-22

TRL Calibration

 

Lab 4   Time-Domain Reflectometry

9

 

W-24

Application of TRL

 

 

10

MAR

M-1

Lossy Transmission Lines

 

Lab 4   Time-Domain Reflectometry

11

 

W-3

TL Extraction

 

 

12

 

M-8

Eye Diagram

 

Lab 5   TRL Calibration

 

 

W-10

MIDTERM EXAM

 

 

13

 

M-15

Requirements of Physical Channels

 

Lab 5   TRL Calibration

14

 

W-17

Requirements of Physical Channels

 

 

15

 

M-22

Macro-Modeling

 

NO LAB

 

 

W-24

DAY OFF   NO CLASS

 

 

16

 

M-29

Circuit Synthesis

 

Lab 6   Advanced Techniques

17

 

W-31

Linear Amplifiers

 

 

18

APR

M-5

Gain Compression

 

Lab 7   Extraction of TL parameters

19

 

W-7

Power Amplifiers

19

 

20

 

M-12

Power Amplifiers

 

NO LAB

21

 

W-14

X-Parameters

 

 

22

 

M-19

X-Parameters

 

Lab 8   SI Analysis with Eye Diagram

23

 

W-21

X-Parameters

 

 

24

 

M-26

Coupled Transmission Lines

 

Lab 9   Non-Linear Devices

25

 

W-28

Signal Integrity

 

 

26

MAY

M-3

Signal Integrity

 

 

 

 

W-5

FINAL EXAM