2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
XJEL2140 High Frequency Electronics
10 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Professor Ian Robertson
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2021-22. If it is not possible to deliver traditional teaching methods, such as lectures and practical classes, we may need to substitute alternative (online) formats of delivery and amend the timetable accordingly. ‘Independent online learning’ may involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or mini-projects, etc. Students will be expected to fully engage with all of these activities. The time commitment for independent online learning, and also the frequency and duration of online sessions are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.Where assessments are shown as Online Time-Limited Assessments, the durations shown are indicative only. The actual time permitted for individual assessments will be confirmed prior to the assessments taking place.
ObjectivesThis module provides an introduction to the principles of high frequency electronics.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify and describe a range of standard components used in high-frequency systems.
2. Explain the principles of distributed circuits and transmission lines, and solve a range of transmission line problems using standard methods.
3. Analyse and design a range of high-frequency circuits using lumped components and distributed circuits, including filters and amplifiers.
4. Explain the limitations of lumped components in high-frequency circuits.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Introduction to high frequency systems
Transmitters and receivers
Practical inductors and capacitors
Co-axial and microstrip lines
Transmission line filters
High frequency amplifiers
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Private studyStudents are expected to use private study time to consolidate their understanding of course materials, to undertake preparatory work for seminars, workshops, tutorials, examples classes and practical classes, and also to prepare for in-course and summative assessments.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents studying ELEC modules will receive formative feedback in a variety of ways, including the use of self-test quizzes on Minerva, practice questions/worked examples and (where appropriate) through verbal interaction with teaching staff and/or post-graduate demonstrators.
Methods of assessment
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Resits for ELEC and XJEL modules are subject to the School's Resit Policy and the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA), which are available on Minerva. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a resit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session.
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Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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