RF Circuit Design Theory and Applications

ISBN-10: 0131471376

ISBN-13: 9780131471375

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Reinhold Ludwig, Pavel Bretchko, Gene Bogdanov

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This straightforward volume takes a distributed, transmission line approach to RF circuit design, with a focus on methodology fundamentals and minimal discussion of theoretical concepts. The Second Edition introduces RF design tools such as the Smith Chart, dual port networks, S-parameters, and provides extensive coverage of RF filter design, matching networks, active and passive device modeling, narrow and broadband amplifiers, mixers, and oscillators. Approaches RF design from a circuit perspective, so readers need little or no background in electromagnetic fields. Prominently features key RF concepts in sidebars throughout the text. Provides hands-on experience via accompanying MATLAB CD. For anyone interested in learning more about RF circuit design.
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List price: $161.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.124
Language: English

Importance of Radiofrequency Design
Dimensions and Units
Frequency Spectrum
RF Behavior of Passive Components
Chip Components and Circuit Board Considerations
Transmission Line Analysis
Why Transmission Line Theory? Examples of Transmission Lines
Equivalent Circuit Representation. Theoretical Foundation
Circuit Parameters for a Parallel Plate Transmission Line
Summary of Different Line Configurations
General Transmission Line Equation
Microstrip Transmission Line
Terminated Lossless Transmission Line
Special Termination Conditions
Sourced and Loaded Transmission Line
The Smith Chart
From Reflection Coefficient to Load Impedance
Impedance Transformation
Admittance Transformation
Parallel and Series Connections
Single- and Multiport Networks
Basic Definitions
Interconnecting Networks
Network Properties and Applications
Scattering Parameters
An Overview of RF Filter Design
Basic Resonator and Filter Configurations
Special Filter Realizations
Filter Implementation. Coupled Filter
Active RF Components
Semiconductor Basics
RF Diodes
Bipolar-Junction Transistor
RF Field Effect Transistors
High Electron Mobility Transistors
Active RF Component Modeling
Diode Models
Transistor Models
Measurement of Active Devices
Scattering Parameter Device Characterization
Matching and Biasing Networks
Impedance Matching Using Discrete Components
Microstrip Line Matching Networks
Amplifier Classes of Operation and Biasing Networks
RF Transistor Amplifier Designs
Characteristics of Amplifiers
Amplifier Power Relations
Stability Considerations
Constant Gain
Noise Figure Circles
Constant VSWR Circles
Broadband, High-Power, and Multistage Amplifiers
Oscillators and Mixers
Basic Oscillator Model
High-Frequency Oscillator Configuration. Basic Characteristics of Mixers
Useful Physical Quantities and Units
Skin Equation for a Cylindrical Conductor
Complex Numbers
Basil Definitio
Magnitude Computations
Circle Equation
Matrix Conversions
Physical Parameters of Semiconductors
Long and Short Diode Models
Long Diode
Short Diode
Wilkinson Divider
Branch Line Coupler
Lange Coupler
Noise Analysis
Basic Definitions
Noisy Two-Port Networks
Noise Figure for Two-Port Network
Noise Figure for Cascaded Multiport Network
Introduction to Matlab
Brief Example of Stability Evaluation
Simulation Software on Compact Disk
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