16.517 MMIC Design and Fabrication

MMIC Design and Fabrication

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3271
Status Active

The goal of MMIC design and fabrication is to prepare students for designing integrated circuits operating at GHz frequencies. The design is based on scattering parameters of the MESFETs and PHEMTs. The real challenge in this case is to relate S11, S12, S21 and S22 with the fabrication technology parameters such as channel conductance, transconductance and threshold voltages etc. This course not only covers rf design techniques but also the manufacturability and testability of the circuits at GHz frequencies, including packaging techniques.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 16.360 Emag Theory I ; Electrical Engineering (BS) or Computer Engineering (BS) only.