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Tunability - technologies & applications - WPMWTTA7

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 4.0
    • Tutorials : 4.0
    • Laboratory works : 0
    • Projects : 0
    • Internship : 0
    ECTS : 0.75


The need for wireless devices with improved battery life, smaller form factor, and reduced cost is driving research towards flexible RF Front-End Modules (FEM) with a high integration level to efficiently afford multimode multi-band requirements. Today’s RF FEM are mostly addressed by multiple modules using a large set of technologies which lead to large and costly solutions. As the push for further cost and size reduction goes on, many research activities and industrial efforts are currently on going to improve RF FEM integration level by introducing new technologies and design techniques. The proposed teaching module will provide an overview of technologies and advanced design techniques for the implementation of high performance tunable RF building blocks and RF FEM.

Contact Jean Daniel ARNOULD


Design and analysis of reconfigurable RF circuits (PA, Filter,…) and RF FEM. Topics Include: RF FEM and PA architectures; Technologies for tunable RF design; Tunable PA architecture and design; Tunable RF Filter architecture and design; Tunable matching design; Antenna tuning.


Basic calculus and signal processing (FFT, etc.)

Basic circuit theory.

Basic analog and RF design.

Basic RF device physics and models

Basics on electronics and wireless system.

Basics of radiation and RF.


Semester 9 - The exam is given in english only 

WE=Written Exam

WE=Written Exam

Final Mark= 100%WE

Additional Information

This course brings 0.0 ECTS to students in UE 5 Speciality courses (3A SEI)

Semester 9 - This course is given in english only EN
Curriculum->Double-Diploma SEI-EEA WICS->Semester 9
Curriculum->Master EEA WICS->Semester 9
Curriculum->Master->Semester 9
Curriculum->SEI->Semester 9
Curriculum->Double-Diploma Engineer/Master->Semester 9


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  • J. Kelly and M. Engelhardt, Advanced production testing of RF, SoC, and SiP devices, Artech House, 2007.
  • B. Razavi, RF Microelectronics, Prentice Hall, 1998.
  • M. Burns and G. W. Roberts, An Introduction to Mixed-Signal IC Test and Measurement. Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2011.

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Date of update July 20, 2016

Université Grenoble Alpes