High-Frequency Circuit Lab

Module Number: EI5088

Duration: 1 Semester

Occurence: Winter/summer semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 6


Professor in charge: Thomas Eibert

Amount of work

Contact hours: 60

Self-study hours: 120

Total: 180

Description of achievement and assessment methods

The outcome and the achievements are evaluated by an examination that comprises the following elements:

- 30 minute oral qualification test and presentation of design per student group (30%). This aims to test the acquisition of knowledge.

- A written deliverable (documentation) per student group (50%). This report comprises the solution of preparatory excercises, computer-aided simulation of a high-frequency circuit, fabrication of the circuit, and the verfication of the designed and fabricated circuit by measurements. The ability is examined to document high-frequency circuit design procedure, to document and display the results and to discuss the results in view of the theoretical background.

- Inspection and measurement of the implemented circuit (20%) examines the competence to apply the theoretical knowledge to the labcourse experiment.

Recommended requirements

Principles of high-frequency circuit design, elements and components of microwave circuits, planar waveguide technology


Design, simulation, technological realization and measurement of various circuits for high-frequency applications, where in particular modern computer aided circuit design tools as well as advanced high-frequency measurement devices will be used.

Study goals

At the end of the module students are able to understand and apply design processes for high-frequency circuits. They are able to defince circuit requirements and to choose particular circuits and design concept. They are able to choose appropriate fabrication technologies and to implement particular designs. Also, they know how to characterize the resulting circuits by measurements.

Teaching and learning methods

In addition to the individual methods of the students, it will be required repeatedly that students implement and complete selected exercises during the presence time of the laboratory for deepening of the contents and for knowledge creation. Assistance is available during the presence hours.

Media formats

Lab excercise papers and documents


Lee, T. H.: Planar Microwave Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004

Pozar, D.M.: Microwave Engineering, 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2005