Prof. Behzad Razavi – Fundamentals of RF IC Design

Start date: 26 August 2019

Duration: 3 Days

Location: Tyndall National Institute, Cork

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Members € 500; Non-members € 750

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This course covers the fundamental concepts and design of key building blocks of RF Receivers & Transmitters.

Learning outcomes

Learn the  Fundamentals of RF IC Design covering basic concepts, RF Receiver & Transmitter design principles including PLL design.

Who is the course for?

Mixed-Signal IC design engineers, who wish to deepen their understanding of RF IC design.


Day 1

  • Fundamental RF Concepts: Effects of Nonlinearity and Noise, Examples of Circuit Analysis
  • Brief Overview of Modulation Schemes and Wireless Standards
  • Receiver Design Principles
  • Direct-Conversion Receiver and its design issues

Day 2

  • Transmitter Design Principles
  • Direct-Conversion Transmitter and its design issues
  • Low-Noise Amplifier Design
  • Mixer Design

Day 3

  • RF Synthesis Principles
  • Phase-Locked Loop Design
  • Integer-N and Fractional-N Synthesizers
  • VCO Design

Trainer Profile

Prof. Behzad Razavi is the director of the Communication Circuits Laboratory at the University of California Los Angeles.

He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer,  IEEE Fellow and a multiple award recipient for papers at ISSCC and other leading conferences.

He is the author/editor of seven key reference books on communications and IC design and he is returning to Ireland following his very popular 2018 RF course.

Contact Gerry Byrne at for full details