ECEN 5104 – Computer Aided Microwave Circuit Design
Tu/Th 11-12:15pm, ECEE 1B28
Instructor Prof. Dejan Filipovic, Office ECOT 243, (303) 735 6319, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours Tu/Th 12:15-1pm
Engineering”, 4th Edition, D. Pozar, J.D., Wiley, 2011
for MW Engineering”, 2nd Edition, Collin R.E., Wiley, 2001.
- "Microwave and RF Design - A Systems Approach", Scitech, 2009.
and Waves in Communication Electronics”, Ramo, Whinery, and Van Duzer, 3rd
Edition, Wiley, 1994.
Circuit Modeling Using Electromagnetic Field Simulators”, Swanson, and Hoefer,
Artech House, 2003.
- Ansoft Designer.
AD is recommended tool, though other software packages (such as ADS, or AWR) could also
This is an
introductory graduate level electromagnetic course with focus on theory and
design of passive microwave components. The circuit approach will be followed
(the field theory approach is taught in ECEN5114). The class covers following
matching and tuning;
dividers and directional couplers;
electromagnetics course (equivalent of ECEN3410)
with one of MATLAB / MATHCAD / Mathematica
with complex numbers, trigonometry, vector algebra.
- Homework - 20%
- Labs - 25 %
- Topic presentation - 10%
- Midterm - 20%
- Final - 25%
- Homeworks and Laboratory assignments will be given via e-mail.
- Homework: Objective is to
guide and help students follow the course material in an efficient way.
About 7-8 ssignments will be assigned.
Objective is to develop necessary skills for using Computer Aided
Design tools in solving your problems. It will have 2 parts: part 1 -
task(s) assigned by me; part 2 - you will INDEPNDENTLY develop a lab related with
the relevant chapter from the text-book.
- Topic presentation:
Objective is to learn more about the topics that will not be covered in
the lectures, specifically from chapters 9-14. You will be assigned
specific topic to present it to the class.
Will be held week before Spring Break. The set of problems
will also include some theoretical questions and study problems that
provided a week earlier. More than 50% of the test will fall from that
- Final: Will be held on TBD. Final will be composed of problems and
theoretical questions and will test the complete material covered in the class.
- Cell phones and pagers
must be turned off before entering the classroom.
- If you are late and the classroom door is closed, do not enter the room.
are encouraged, however, they have to be specific to the lecture /
material at hand. Leave other questions for outside the lecture.
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