ECE 457: Microwave Devices and Circuits

Spring Semester 2014

Meeting Time/Place:

MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m. / 260 Everitt Laboratory


Microwave Engineering, 4th Edition (2011), David M. Pozar [e-book version is suggested as a cost-effective choice.]

Required Software:

Puff Version 2.1 (Available on course website).

PDF Copy of the manual is available from the course website


Will be placed on reserve in the Engineering library as needed.


Prof. J. T. Bernhard, Professor, 445 Everitt Laboratory


Phone: 333-0293; e-mail:

Office Hours:

M (11 a.m. - noon), W (1 – 2 p.m.), F (9 - 10 a.m.) or by appointment (made via e-mail).

Course Web Site:

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ECE 450 (Lines, Fields, and Waves) or equivalent and ECE 440 (Solid State Electronic Devices) or equivalent; 3 hours.


The goal of this course is to develop students’ design, analysis, and evaluation skills at microwave frequencies where lumped elements (e.g., resistors, capacitors, inductors) are no longer appropriate. Through problem-solving and design activities, the course will introduce students to passive and active microwave devices, including filters, switches, mixers, couplers, power dividers, and diplexers, that constitute wireless communication systems between the antenna and the digital signal processor.

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