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Architecture of Integrated Radio Systems - 5MMAIRS

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 30.0
    • Tutorials 6.0


    ECTS 3.0


Knowledge of integrable, radio systems architecture, understanding of the different constitutive blocks, and the performance limitations.
Be able to analyze and specify each block (at system level), in order to reach the global targetted specification.
Both today and future trends are studied.

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-Basics: Radio link budget, modulation choice. Bases of radio transmission, antennas basics.
-Frequency translation based architectures: Heterodyne & superheterodyne receivers, ZIF, NZIF, UWB, software radio & future trends.
-Performance evaluations &optimization: Sensitivity, phase noise &selectivity, IP2 & IP3.
-Study of existing systems: Dedicated ISM band TRX, DECT, Bluetooth.
-Integration &technologies: CMOS/RF CMOS & trends.


Knowledge about digital transmission technics & modulations.


The exam is given in english only 

Session 1:Written examination of 1h30 duration. Course, course notes and pocket calculator allowed.
Session 2 oral examination, 15 mn duration + 5 mn of preparation.

N1= E1
N2 = 0

Additional Information

This course is given in english only EN

Curriculum->ISSC->Semester 5


-The art and science of ultrawideband antennas (Hans Schantz; Artech House)
-Signal processing for wireless communication systems (H.Vincent Poor & Long Tong; Kluwer Academic Publishers)
-Integrated circuits for wireless communications (Asad A. Abidi & Paul R. Gray & Robert G. Meyer ; IEEE Press)
-VHF communications review (http//www.vhfcomm.co.uk)
-Rodhe & Schwarz actuality review (http//www.rohde-schwarz.com)
-International microwave handbook 2nd edition (Andy Barter, G8ATD, Editor)