PREFACE

A great deal has changed since Chris Bowick’s RF Circuit Design was first published, some 25 years ago. In fact, we could just say that the RF industry has changed quite a bit since the days of Marconi and Tesla—both technological visionaries woven into the fabric of history as the men who enabled radio communications. Who could have envisioned that their innovations in the late 1800’s would lay the groundwork for the eventual creation of the radio—a key component in all mobile and portable communications systems that exist today? Or, that their contributions would one day lead to such a compelling array of RF applications, ranging from radar to the cordless telephone and everything in between. Today, the radio stands as the backbone ...

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