Project Description

Course Overview

This short online course describes and discusses key performance aspects of RF and wireless transceiver architectures including the classical superheterodyne (superhet) and more recent direct conversion (zero-IF) types. The course also includes an overview of various modern transceiver chipsets.

What you will learn
  • Transceiver architectures

  • Superheterodyne receivers and transmitters

  • Direct conversion (zero-IF) transceivers

  • Modern transceiver chipsets

Technical Level


Time to Complete

Approx. 50 mins

Course ID


Course Curriculum

4 modules – 11 video lessons – 37 mins total
– video lesson   – pdf download   – quiz

1.1 Transceiver Architectures  

2.1 Superheterodyne (Superhet) Receivers and Transmitters  
2.2 Superhet Receiver and Basic Offset PLL Transmitter  

3.1 Direct Conversion (or Zero IF) Architecture  
3.2 Transmitter Impairements  
3.3 Receiver Impairments  
3.4 Why Are Zero IF Receivers Difficult?  
3.5 What Can Be Done About DC Offsets?  

4.1 GSM/EDGE/UMTS Multi-mode Chipset  
4.2 LTE/3G MIMO Transceiver Chipset  
4.3 Bluetooth Radio Chipset  

Includes 1-year unlimited individual access to all course content

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