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RF Circuit Design, 2nd Edition

Book Description

It’s Back! New chapters, examples, and insights; all infused with the timeless concepts and theories that have helped RF engineers for the past 25 years! RF circuit design is now more important than ever as we find ourselves in an increasingly wireless world. Radio is the backbone of today’s wireless industry with protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMax, and ZigBee. Most, if not all, mobile devices have an RF component and this book tells the reader how to design and integrate that component in a very practical fashion. This book has been updated to include today's integrated circuit (IC) and system-level design issues as well as keeping its classic "wire lead" material. Design Concepts and Tools Include •The Basics: Wires, Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors •Resonant Circuits: Resonance, Insertion Loss •Filter Design: High-pass, Bandpass, Band-rejection •Impedance Matching: The L Network, Smith Charts, Software Design Tools •Transistors: Materials, Y Parameters, S Parameters •Small Signal RF Amplifier: Transistor Biasing, Y Parameters, S Parameters •RF Power Amplifiers: Automatic Shutdown Circuitry , Broadband Transformers, Practical Winding Hints •RF Front-End: Architectures, Software-Defined Radios, ADC’s Effects •RF Design Tools: Languages, Flow, Modeling Check out this book’s companion Web site at:

http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780750685184  for full-color Smith Charts and extra content!

  • Completely updated but still contains its classic timeless information
  • Two NEW chapters on RF Front-End Design and RF Design Tools
  • Not overly math intensive, perfect for the working RF and digital professional that need to build analog-RF-Wireless circuits

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Table of Contents
  8. Chapter 1: Components and Systems
    1. WIRE
    2. RESISTORS
    3. CAPACITORS
    4. INDUCTORS
    5. TOROIDS
    6. TOROIDAL INDUCTOR DESIGN
    7. PRACTICAL WINDING HINTS
  9. Chapter 2: Resonant Circuits
    1. SOME DEFINITIONS
    2. RESONANCE (LOSSLESS COMPONENTS)
    3. INSERTION LOSS
    4. IMPEDANCE TRANSFORMATION
    5. COUPLING OF RESONANT CIRCUITS
    6. SUMMARY
  10. Chapter 3: Filter Design
    1. BACKGROUND
    2. MODERN FILTER DESIGN
    3. NORMALIZATION AND THE LOW-PASS PROTOTYPE
    4. FILTER TYPES
    5. FREQUENCY AND IMPEDANCE SCALING
    6. HIGH-PASS FILTER DESIGN
    7. THE DUAL NETWORK
    8. BANDPASS FILTER DESIGN
    9. SUMMARY OF THE BANDPASS FILTER DESIGN PROCEDURE
    10. BAND-REJECTION FILTER DESIGN
    11. THE EFFECTS OF FINITE Q
  11. Chapter 4: Impedance Matching
    1. BACKGROUND
    2. THE L NETWORK
    3. DEALING WITH COMPLEX LOADS
    4. THREE-ELEMENT MATCHING
    5. LOW-Q OR WIDEBAND MATCHING NETWORKS
    6. THE SMITH CHART
    7. IMPEDANCE MATCHING ON THE SMITH CHART
    8. SOFTWARE DESIGN TOOLS
    9. SUMMARY
  12. Chapter 5: The Transistor at Radio Frequencies
    1. RF TRANSISTOR MATERIALS
    2. THE TRANSISTOR EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT
    3. Y PARAMETERS
    4. S PARAMETERS
    5. UNDERSTANDING RF TRANSISTOR DATA SHEETS
    6. SUMMARY
  13. Chapter 6: Small-Signal RF Amplifier Design
    1. SOME DEFINITIONS
    2. TRANSISTOR BIASING
    3. DESIGN USING Y PARAMETERS
    4. DESIGN USING S PARAMETERS
  14. Chapter 7: RF (Large Signal) Power Amplifiers
    1. RF POWER TRANSISTOR CHARACTERISTICS
    2. TRANSISTOR BIASING
    3. RF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
    4. POWER AMPLIFIER DESIGN
    5. MATCHING TO COAXIAL FEEDLINES
    6. AUTOMATIC SHUTDOWN CIRCUITRY
    7. BROADBAND TRANSFORMERS
    8. PRACTICAL WINDING HINTS
    9. SUMMARY
  15. Chapter 8: RF Front-End Design
    1. HIGHER LEVELS OF INTEGRATION
    2. BASIC RECEIVER ARCHITECTURES
    3. TRF Receiver
    4. Direct-Conversion Receiver
    5. ADC’S EFFECT ON FRONT-END DESIGN
    6. SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIOS
    7. CASE STUDY—MODERN COMMUNICATION RECEIVER
  16. Chapter 9: RF Design Tools
    1. DESIGN TOOL BASICS
    2. DESIGN LANGUAGES
    3. VHDL
    4. VHDL-AMS
    5. VHDL-AMS/FD
    6. VHDL-RF/MW
    7. C/C++
    8. SPICE
    9. RFIC DESIGN FLOW
    10. RFIC DESIGN FLOW EXAMPLE
    11. SIMULATION EXAMPLE 1
    12. SIMULATION EXAMPLE 2
    13. MODELING
    14. PCB DESIGN
    15. PACKAGING
    16. CASE STUDY
    17. SUMMARY
  17. Appendix A: RF and Antennas
    1. WHAT IS RF?
  18. Appendix B: Vector Algebra
    1. RECTANGULAR/POLAR AND POLAR/RECTANGULAR CONVERSION
    2. VECTOR ADDITION
    3. VECTOR SUBTRACTION
    4. VECTOR MULTPLICATION
    5. VECTOR DIVISION
    6. REAL, IMAGINARY, AND MAGNITUDE COMPONENTS
    7. Bibliography
  19. Index
  20. Instructions for online access