EEE 6374, Spring 2015
Radio Frequency Circuits and Systems

Dr. Jenshan Lin
NEB 559
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Class Time and Room

T 7 (1:55-2:45pm) R 7-8 (1:55-3:50pm) @NEB 201

Office Hours

T 8 (3:00-4:00pm) W 7 (2:00-3:00pm) R 9 (4:00-5:00pm) @ NEB 559
EDGE students: contact by email (preferred) or phone 352-392-4929
Teaching Assistant
Class Website
on E-Learning (Sakai)
My own lecture notes, plus two recommended textbooks:
Recommended: Pozar, Microwave and RF Design of Wireless Systems
Recommended: Razavi, RF Microelectronics, 2/E
The course objective is to let students learn:
- Overall picture of RFIC and wireless systems
- RFIC specifications and system specifications
- Transceiver architectures

- How to derive RFIC specifications from wireless communication standards
- Design and simulation of RF transceivers using EDA tools
Click the link to get more information about this course:
RF Overview – Definition of RF and FCC Regulations
RF Propagation and Antennas
Wireless Standards, Digital Modulations
RF System-Level Specifications
Noise and Linearity in Receiver
RF Transceiver Architectures – Receiver and Transmitter
RF System Design EDA Tutorial
RFIC Specifications, Case Study
Emerging Applications
Overview of RFIC Technologies, Packaging, and System Integration
RF Testing – Spectrum Analyzer


Homework/Quiz: 25% (Late submitted homework will not be graded. Random in-class quizzes.)
Exam #1: 25%
(2/17. EDGE students: 2/17-2/23, schedule and complete the exam with your proctor within this time window.)
#2: 25% (4/7, EDGE students: 4/7-4/13, schedule and complete the exam with your proctor within this time window.)
Final Project Report and Presentation: 25% (Due 4/21. Assignment will be announced after Exam #1)
No Final Exam.
Exam makeups can only be scheduled before the exam with appropriate justifications and supporting documents.

Points to Letter Grade conversion:
[90, 100] A

[86.67, 90) A-

[83.33, 86.67) B+

[80, 83.33) B

[76.67, 80) B-

[73.33, 76.67) C+

[70, 73.33) C

[66.67, 70) C-

[63.33, 66.67) D+

[60, 63.33) D

[0, 60) F

Note: In order to graduate, graduate students must have an overall GPA and an upper-division GPA of 3.0 or better (B or better).  Note: a B- average is equivalent to a GPA of 2.67, and therefore, it does not satisfy this graduation requirement.  For more information on grades and grading policies, please visit:

Academic Honesty

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This statement is a reminder to uphold your obligation as a student at the University of Florida and to be honest in all work submitted and exams taken in this class and all others.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation
UF Counseling Services Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals.  The resources include:
  • UF Counseling & Wellness Center, 3190 Radio Rd, 392-1575, psychological and psychiatric services.
  • Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career and job search services.
Special Classroom Rules
Cellular phones, pagers, and other electronic devices that may generate ring tones or sounds must be turned off during the class.
Software Use
All faculty, staff and student of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use.  Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator.  Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate.  We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to uphold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. 

Updated January 5, 2015