UE Radiofrequency Communication Systems

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The goal of this teaching module is to understand the digital modulation techniques used in radio communication systems and high data rate wireline systems, and to learn the design knowledge of analog and mixed integrated functions for signal processing applied to radio communications. Radiocommunication system design will be practically illustrated during labwork sessions. 

This teaching module will be divided into 4 parts

- Wireless communications – 18 hours – 2.5 ECTS

Understanding of the modulation techniques for fixed (WiFi, UWB, Zigbee, DVB...) and mobile (2G, 3G, 4G) radio communication systems. Impact of the radio channel on digitally modulated signals is introduced, advanced modulations formats and techniques are described, impact of the different RF front-end components on the digitally modulated waveforms is discussed.

- Analog and Mixed Systems for signal processing – 20 hours – 2.5 ECTS

Design knowledge of analog and mixed integrated functions for signal processing applied to radiocommunications. Optimal filtering in an RF analog receiver chain before conversion. Continuous time analog filter (GmC). Switched capacitor filter. Fully differential integrated Operators (Amplifiers). Oversampling converters Sigma Delta

- High data rate wireline systems – 8 hours – 1 ECTS

Introduction to high data rate wireline communication systems and short range interconnections. Basics on baseband digital modulations. Interconnection systems. Silicon based integrated technologies for interconnections