RF Electronics, 6 credits (TNE088)

RF-elektronik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Magnus Karlsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Adriana Serban

Available for exchange students

Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEN Electronics Design Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 4, 4 English Norrköping o

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Electronics Design Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Circuit Theory, Analog Electronics

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at giving students the knowledge and readiness to calculate, analyze, and design electronic components and circuits in the radio frequency (RF) and microwave areas. After the course, the student will be able to do the following:

  • Design electronics when high frequency aspects, e.g., transmission line effects are considered.
  • Analyze RF and microwave components and circuits.
  • Design RF and microwave components and circuits using advanced design tools.
  • Perform RF-measurements using Oscilloscope.


Course content

Transmission line theory, Smith chart, multi-port network, S-parameters, matching networks, and RF components.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, classes, and labs.


LAB2Laboratory WorkU, G2 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: RF System Design, Microwave Engineering, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Adriana Serban


Magnus Karlsson

Course website and other links


Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 58 h
Recommended self-study hours: 102 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Reinhold Ludwig, Gene Bogdanov, RF Circuit Design--Theory and Applications 2

Additional literature


Reinhold Ludwig, Gene Bogdanov, RF Circuit Design--Theory and Applications 2
LAB2 Laboratory Work U, G 2 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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