Special Topics in EE:Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz CMOS (EE 5807)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Electronics Engineering(EE)
Korkut Kaan Tokgöz korkut.tokgoz@sabanciuniv.edu,
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Doctoral, Master
EE306 EE409 EE411
Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Recitation,Studio work/practice
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Project based learning,Task based learning,Guided discovery,Simulation
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The course is simply composed of four main parts. In the first part, fundamentals of wireless communications along with the link budget calculations are covered. In the second one, mm- Wave and THz CMOS transceivers are introduced for ultra-high data-rate wireless systems, phased arrays, and THz radiators (THz Transmitters). Following to this part, active and passive devices on CMOS for millimeter-wave and THz circuits are introduced. In this part, characterization of these devices and modeling are covered as well as calibration and de-embedding methods for device measurements. In the final part, design of some millimeter-wave and THz circuits are explained.


With the advancements and requirements for the future wireless communication infrastructure, the working frequencies of these systems goes higher and higher. Nowadays in 5G, cutting edge systems employ low millimeter-wave frequencies, and this will increase more as we are transitioning to 6G cellular communications. Researchers are pronouncing THz frequencies. Thus, this course is to cover special design considerations for such systems. These special design considerations start with system level and goes down to device level. The technology focus of the course will be CMOS, as it still is the most desired manufacturing technology for realizing integrated circuits and systems with low-cost. There is an urgent need to educate people in this field and increase the capabilities of the wireless infrastructure ecosystem.


  Percentage (%)
Final 20
Group Project 60
Presentation 20



Will be delivered during the classes, mostly based on journal and conference papers.

Optional Readings

Will be delivered during the classes, mostly based on journal and conference papers.