News for
8-23-2010

My support for the Fall 2010 offering of this course will be limited. During the Fall 2009 semester I helped Dr. Song teach the course and developed Agilent ADS support materials. These materials are still available on this Web site.

Technical Books on Sale

Artech House publishing, which has many RF/microwave related books, has been running sales on their books recently. Great at $48 and great at $19 are two sale listings changed every week or so.

 

Office Hours

T 3:05 to 4:00 PM and 7:05 to 8:00 PM
M/W 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or by appointment.
Office EN 292,
Phone 255-3500, mwickert@uccs.edu.

Learning MATLAB

Course notes on learning MATLAB are available in PDF format at the above link from when I taught ECE 1010.

EAS RATS and LATS Servers

Obtaining Mathematica

Mathematica is available across the campus due to the CU system wide site license. This system-site license also means that students may install their own copy on home computers as well. Some links of interest regarding the CU site license for Mathematica are: download and installation and support information.

Catalog Course Description

An introduction to the design and analysis of active and passive microwave circuits. Topics include microwave circuit analysis, measurement methods, transmission line structures, material properties, lumped elements, discontinuities, terminations, attenuators, directional couplers, hybrids, power dividers, impedance transformers, filters, mixers, switches, phase shifters and amplifiers.
Prerequisite: electromagnetic theory including transmission line theory, and/or ECE 3120 or equivalent.
Offered: On demand

Course Materials - Course Notes, ADS Examples

Course Syllabus as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. (Old syllabus from 1997 course offering).

Chapter 1: Review of transmission line theory as of 03:36 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009. Revised notes for Fall 2009 including ADS examples.

Chapter 2: Two-port analysis and scattering parameters as of 05:24 PM on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Old hand-written notes.

Chapter 3: A review of the Smith chart, narrowband matching networks, and signal flow graphs as of 10:44 PM on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Old hand-written notes.

Chapter 4: Frequency and Time domain measurment techniques (not published yet).

Chapter 5: Planar transmission lines for microwave circuits as of 09:34 PM on Friday, October 02, 2009. New for Fall 2009. MATLAB code zip package as of 08:42 AM on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

Chapter 6: Discontinuities in Microwave Circuits as of 09:47 AM on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Hand-written notes.

Chapter 11: Multisection quarterwave impedance transfomers as of 02:34 PM on Monday, October 19, 2009. Hand-written notes.

Chapter 12: Tapered line impedance transformers as of 10:02 AM on Monday, December 07, 2009. Hand-written notes.

Chapter 13: Power splitters as of 07:48 AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Hand-written notes.

Chapter 14: Couplers and Hybrids as of 07:49 AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Hand-written notes.

Chapter 15: Microwave Filters and Resonators with ADS intro as of 04:56 PM on Monday, November 16, 2009. Old hand-written notes, as of 12:54 PM on Friday, November 06, 2009.

Chapter 16: Amplifier Design using S-Parameters as of 12:34 PM on Wednesday, December 02, 2009. Hand-written notes. Amplifier Design Overview as of 08:36 AM on Thursday, December 10, 2009. m-code ZIP package as of 12:29 PM on Monday, December 07, 2009.

Lecture Notes

Lecture Videos - Streaming and Download

Fall 2009 Lectures as Streaming QuickTime Movies

You will need to have the free QuickTime player installed on your PC or Mac (get it). If clicking the link below does not start your QuickTime player you can manually start QuickTime, then the 'Choose File -> Open URL' menu item and enter the URL pointed to by the below links. The URLs are of the form rtsp://streaming.uccs.edu/mwickert/ece5615/ Lecture#.mov, where # is 1, 2, ... Right clicking over the links should give you the option of copying the URL. The .mov file is in a high resolution 1024 x 768 format at 8 frames per second. The typical file size per lecture is about 300 MB.

Selected lectures will be available during Fall 2009

  • ADS_session1 now available for static download via the link below.
  • ADS_session2 now available for static download via the link below.
  • ADS_session3 now available for static download via the link below.
  • ADS_session4 now available for static download via the link below.
  • ADS_session5 now available for static download via the link below.
  • Lecture 10 now available for static download via the link below.
  • Lecture 11 now available for static download via the link below.
  • Lecture 12 now available for static download via the link below.
  • Lecture 25 now available for static download via the link below.

In the future videos will be available from either the campus streaming server or from ITunes University. Presently video is only available for direct download from the EAS Web Server using the link below to get to the lecture folder.

To directly download the lectures for playback at a later time, go to the lectures folder, right click, and download

Problem Sets with Solutions
  • Set 1 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 02:17 PM on Friday, September 04, 2009 (password required).
  • Set 2 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of [an error occurred while processing this directive].
  • Set 3 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Hints as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 12:00 PM on Tuesday, September 15, 2009.
  • Set 4 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. ADS using circuit simulators document. Solved as of 08:15 AM on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
  • Set 5 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 02:14 PM on Monday, October 05, 2009.
  • Set 6 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. ADS modeling notes as of 02:28 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Hints as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 03:54 PM on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.
  • Set 7 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 10:41 AM on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.
  • Set 8 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 04:16 PM on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
  • Set 9 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Hints as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 04:15 PM on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
  • Set 10 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 04:14 PM on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
  • Set 11 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Hints as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 04:11 PM on Wednesday, December 02, 2009.
  • Set 12 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Hints as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 04:11 PM on Wednesday, December 02, 2009.
  • Set 13 as of [an error occurred while processing this directive]. Solved as of 08:02 PM on Wednesday, December 09, 2009.
ADS Tutorial Sessions
Circuit Design & Fab Project
  • Project as of 12:43 PM on Monday, November 02, 2009.
Exams