Project - FM Radio Tuner

In this project, students will apply their knowledge of circuits to understand components of a complex real-world device: a radio. All radio receivers include a tuning circuit so that they can be tuned to pick up a specific broadcast frequency. Many simple passive radios use LC or RLC circuits as tuners, and students will be investigating these in this lab. Students will be challenged to use Multisim Live to design and test their own RLC tuning circuit to receive specified FM signal frequencies.

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This is lab 10 of 10 in the course, Introduction to Circuits.


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Describe how an RLC tuning circuit works and design a basic one.
  2. Given an inductance, calculate a capacitance for a certain radio frequency.
  3. Discuss factors in the design of a radio tuning circuit.


  • Basic proficiency using Multisim Live
  • Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
  • Basic knowledge of breadboarding
  • Basic knowledge of components and their behaviors


Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

TI Analog Parts Kit for NI ELVIS III

A set of components for circuits and electronics education provided by Texas Instruments which includes all components and building blocks of any introductory electronics laboratories.

Multisim Live

Multisim Live is an online, touch-optimized component of Multisim, so students can design and simulate their circuits anywhere, anytime, on any device.

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