Microwave Devices and Circuits (EE 633)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Electronics Engineering(EE)
Yaşar Gürbüz yasar@sabanciuniv.edu,
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Doctoral, Master
Formal lecture,Recitation,Laboratory
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Very-high frequency behavior of electronic devices. Avalanche, transferred electron, and acoustoelectric oscillators and amplifiers; parametric interactions. General properties and design of nonlinear solid-state microwave networks, including: negative resistance oscillators and amplifiers, frequency convertors and resistive mixers, transistor amplifiers, power combiners, and harmonic generators.


1) To understand the concept of RF integrated circuits
2) To analyze RF circuit building blocks building blocks (through lectures, homework and recitations)
3) To design these RF circuit building blocks (through lectures, homework and recitations.).
4) To design, simulate and optimize RF circuits with the aid of Cadence tools (through recit).
5) To design spiral inductors and transmission lines with the aid of SONNET tools (through recit).
6) To practice layout techniques in Cadence design environment (through recit).
7) To understand applications of RF circuits.


To understand the concept of analog and RF integrated circuits technology
To understand RF and microwave transistor technologies and their RF-Models
To understand fundamental design parameters of RF integrated circuits such as S-parameters, nonlinearity, sensitivity, efficiency, noise figure, input, output dynamic ranges etc.
To design matching and impedance transformation networks using in integrated circuits and components
To understand fundamentals of the following RF integrated system building blocks and circuits: Low Noise Amplifiers, Mixers, Oscillators, Frequency Synthesizers, and Power Amplifiers
To be able to analyze, design and simulate integrated RF circuits such as Low Noise Amplifiers, Mixers, Oscillators, Frequency Synthesizers, and Power Amplifiers
To be able to use and implement RF integrated circuits design and simulation tools such as ADS, Cadence Spectre
To be able to use and implement integrated passive components for different RF integrated circuit applications such as sonnet SONNET tools
To be able to understand RF integrated system specifications and breakdown these specs to building block and circuit levels
To be able to measure and characterize RF integrated components and circuits.


  Percentage (%)
Final 28
Case Study 24
Individual Project 20
Presentation 28



1. RF Microelectronics (2nd Edition), Behzad Razavi (Required)
2. The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, Thomas H. Lee (Strongly Suggested)


Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design, J. W.M. Rogers and C. Plett