ECE 671 - Microwave and RF Engineering


R. R. Mansour
Lectures: Tuesdays, 5:30- 8:30 pm (starting September 13).
Room: EIT 3151

Course Description

The course focuses on the fundamental methods for the analysis and design of microwave/RF passive and active circuits. The essentials of computer-aided design of microwave/RF circuits as well as major aspects of hardware implementations will be covered. Important RF applications for wireless communication systems will also be discussed. The course will include:

  • Transmission line theories and generalized matrix representation of RF circuits
  • Analysis of multiport RF networks.
  • Introduction to modern microwave planar technologies.
  • Lumped and distributed microstrip circuits.
  • Analysis of microstrip circuits.
  • Microstrip couplers, hybrids and impedance matching networks.
  • Microwave resonators and filters
  • Design of RF low noise amplifiers (LNA’s),
  • Design of RF oscillators and mixers.
  • Use of existing commercial CAD design tools for RF circuits.
  • Hybrid and Monolithic RF circuits.


The course materials will be covered from the following books.

Text Book:

  1. D. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, John Wiley & Sons.

Reference Books:

  1. G. Gonzalez, Microwave Transistor Amplifier: Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 1997.
  2. K. C. Gupta, Computer-Aided Design of Microwave Circuits, Dedham, Mass.: Artech, 1981.

If you have any questions please call Professor Mansour at extension 35780 or send email.