D-ITET - Autumn Semester 2016

227-0301-00L Optical Communication Fundamentals HS2016

227-0802-02L Soziologie. Eine Einführung anhand ausgewählter Themen HS2016
227-0145-00L Solid State Electronics and Optics HS2016

Lecturer & Assistants

Prof. Colombo Bolognesi 

Anna Hambitzer

Wei Quan

David Moor (TLineTool)


Understanding of signal properties on transmission lines in the time and frequency domain. Basic knowledge of analog filter synthesis.


  • Transmission line equations of the lossless and lossy TEM-transmission line. Introduction of current and voltage waves.
  • Representation of reflections in the time and frequency domain.
  • Application of the Smith chart. Behavior of low-loss transmission lines. Attenuation and impulse distortion due to skin effect.
  • Transmission line equivalent circuits.
  • Group delay and signal dispersion.
  • Coupled transmission lines. Butterworth-, Chebychev- and Bessel filter approximations: filter synthesis from low-pass filter prototypes.
  • Simple active filters.

Useful Links

Entry in the ETH-lecture catalog.

MWE laboratory webpage

227-0731-00L Power Market I - Portfolio and Risk Management 2016W