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TSEK02 - Radio Electronics

NEWS 2018

2018-08-13   Welcome to the first lecture 2018-11-05, R23.


  • Course Code: TSEK02, Radio Electronics (Radioelektronik), 6 HP (6 ECTS).
  • Recommended background: basic knowledge of semiconductor devices and analog circuits.
  • Supplementary courses:
    TSEK03 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits
    TSEK38 Radio Frequency Transceiver Design
    Advanced courses in RF CMOS design
  • Goal: The course gives students a basic knowledge in radio electronics on a system level. After completion of the course, students will be able to read and understand specifications of a modern wireless system and design the corresponding radio on a block diagram level.
  • Content: The course starts with fundamentals of data transmission and discusses certain fundamental and practical limitations. Transmitter and receiver architectures as well as properties of the wireless channel will be introduced and signal impairments will be studied from the time it is transmitted to the time it is detected. The course is organized in a very homogeneous and logical order for the student to learn how a radio system is step by step designed.
  • Course book: B. Razavi, RF Microelectronics (2nd Ed) (International paperback version), Pearson, ISBN 0132839415/9780132839419, 2012.


  • L1: Course introduction. Basic definitions: not in the book
  • L2: Modulation Techniques: chapter 3.1 - 3.3.1
  • L3: Modulation Techniques: chapter 3.3.2 - 3.3.6
  • L4: Multiple Access Techniques: chapter 3.6. TX Architectures: chapter 4.3
  • L5: Nonlinearity Issues: chapter 2.1.2-3, 2.2.1-2, 2.2.4-5
  • L6: Channel and antenna: not in the book. Noise: chapter 2.3
  • L7: Noise: chapter 2.3.5. Receiver Architectures: 4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.3
  • L8: RX Nonlinearity Issues: chapter 2.2, 2.4. Demodulation: not in the book


  • Teacher (Lectures, examiner):
    Ted Johansson, Adjunct Professor
    Integrated Circuits and Systems, Dept. of Electrical Engineering (ISY)
    Office: 3D:553, B-building
    Tel: 070-627 02 37
    E-mail: ted.johansson@liu.se
  • Assistant (Tutorials, labs:
    Oscar Morales, Ph.D. student
    Integrated Circuits and Systems, Dept. of Electrical Engineering (ISY)
    Office: 3D:541, B-building
    Tel: 070-402 36 71
    E-mail: oscar.morales@liu.se


There are two laboratory exercises in this course:
  • Lab1. Radio Receiver Measurements, in EKS-lab (3D:542), 3+3 students, signup required.
  • Lab2. Radio Transceiver Simulations (Simulink/matlab), in computer lab EGYPTEN, half of the group, signup required.


  • TEN1 Written examination 4 HP
  • LAB1 Laboratory assignments 2 HP
  • Written examination:
    Some descriptive questions covering lectures and corresponding parts of the course book. Some analysis/design problems in the same style as the tutorials. No course material (book or notes) is allowed during the exam.
    You have to register to take the exam.
  • Examination dates:
    2018-08-28, 14-18
    2019-01-18, 14-18


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Last updated: 2018-08-13