ECE 431 - Analog Communication Circuits

Description:  Credit 4U/5G. Introduction to radio frequency circuit design: narrowband transistor amplifiers, impedance matching networks, oscillators, mixers, amplitude and frequency modulation/demodulation, phase-lock loop circuits, amplifier noise and stability analysis.

Prerequisite:  ECE 311 and ECE 340

Textbooks:  "Modern Communication Circuits," by Jack R. Smith, 1998.


1. Superheterodyne Receiver
2. Noise Theory
3. Resonant Circuits and Impedance Matching
4. Mid-Frequency Transistor Circuits
5. High Frequency Transistor Circuits
6. Sinusoidal Oscillators
7. Mixers
8. Phase-Locked Loops