Microwave Integrated Circuits

By Prof. Jayanta Mukherjee   |   IIT Bombay
Learners enrolled: 561
Microwave Integrated Circuits is a course designed for introducing the field of Microwave Engineering to students, engineers and academics. Since at microwave frequencies, the distributed circuit effects become very prominent, new circuit theories based on Maxwell's laws have to be introduced. Further, new circuit design techniques as well as new circuit elements are also introduced. The first part of the course deals with the basics of theory. In the later part, the designs of various microwave devices like couplers, circulators, filters and amplifiers are introduced.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students of BE/ME/MS/BSc/MSc/PhD Both UG/ PG can be allowed 
PREREQUISITES :Basics of Network Theory
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Reflection Coefficient, VSWR, Smith Chart
Lecture 3: Reflection Coefficient, VSWR
Lecture 4: Smith Chart
Lecture 5: Applications of the Smith Chart
Lecture 6: Microwave components

Week 2
Lecture 7: Broadband Impedance matching
Lecture 8: Multi-section transformer
Lecture 9: Maximally flat (binomial) transformer, Chebyshev transformer
Lecture 10: Non-uniform transmission line(Tapers)

Week 3
Lecture 11: Scattering Parameters
Lecture 12: Properties of Scattering Parameters
Lecture 13: Properties of Scattering Parameters (contd.)
Lecture 14: Signal flow graph, ABCD parameters

Week 4
Lecture 15: 1 and 2 port passive components 
Lecture 16: 3-port microwave components
Lecture 17: Couplers
Lecture 18: Coupled line couplers

Week 5
Lecture 19:Resonators and narrow band filters
Lecture 20:Narrow-band filters
Lecture 21:Filter design: Image parameter method, Insertion loss method 
Lecture 22:Filter synthesis, Kuroda’s Identity

Week 6
Lecture 23: Impedance Matching Circuits for Amplifiers
Lecture 24: Micro strip matching(contd.), Mason’s rule, Power gain equations
Lecture 25: Amplifier Gain Stability
Lecture 26: Amplifier Gain Stability(contd.)

Week 7
Lecture 27: Gain circles
Lecture 28: Gain circles(contd.)
Lecture 29: Noise
Lecture 30: Noise figure circles(contd.)

Week 8
Lecture 31: DC Biasing
Lecture 32: Amplifier Classes, Frequency compensation
Lecture 33: Linearity
Lecture 34: Oscillator Design 

Books and references

  1. Microwave Engineering, David Pozar, Addison Wesley 3rd Edition
  2. Microwave Engineering (Passive Circuits) PHI

Instructor bio

Prof. Jayanta Mukherjee

IIT Bombay
Prof. Jayanta Mukherjee is an Associate Professor, at the department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His research interests are in the field of RF circuit design and Microwave Engineering. He has a keen interest in product design and has delivered a number of products to organizations such as BARC, and ISRO. He also actively collaborates with the private sector in India. Professor Mukherjee has won a number of research awards, has published extensively and is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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