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RF Front-End: World Class Designs

Book Description

All the design and development inspiration and direction a harware engineer needs in one blockbuster book! Janine Love site editor for RF Design Line,columnist, and author has selected the very best RF design material from the Newnes portfolio and has compiled it into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of RF front end design from antenna and filter design fundamentals to optimized layout techniques with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving RF front end design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary RF front end design issues.
Contents:
Chapter 1 Radio waves and propagation
Chapter 2 RF Front End Design
Chapter 3 Radio Transmission Fundamentals
Chapter 4 Advanced Architectures
Chapter 5 RF Power Amplifiers
Chapter 6 RF Amplifiers
CHAPTER 7 Basics of PA Design
Chapter 8 Power Amplifiers
Chapter 9 RF/IF Circuits
Chapter 10 Filters
Chapter 11 Transmission Lines and PCBs as Filters
Chapter 12 Tuning and Matching
Chapter 13 Impedance Matching
Chapter 14 RF Power Linearization Techniques

*Hand-picked content selected by Janine Love, RF DesignLine site editor and author
*Proven best design practices for antennas, filters, and layout
*Case histories and design examples get you off and running on your current project

Table of Contents

  1. Brief Table of Contents
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
  5. About the Editor
  6. About the Contributors
  7. Chapter 1. Radio Waves and Propagation
    1. 1.1. Electric Fields
    2. 1.2. Magnetic Fields
    3. 1.3. Radio Waves
    4. 1.4. Frequency to Wavelength Conversion
    5. 1.5. Radio Spectrum
    6. 1.6. Polarization
    7. 1.7. How Radio Signals Travel
    8. 1.8. Refraction, Reflection and Diffraction
    9. 1.9. Reflected Signals
    10. 1.10. Layers above the Earth
    11. 1.11. Ground Wave
    12. 1.12. Skywaves
    13. 1.13. Distances and the Angle of Radiation
    14. 1.14. Multiple Reflections
    15. 1.15. Critical Frequency
    16. 1.16. MUF
    17. 1.17. LUF
    18. 1.18. Skip Zone
    19. 1.19. State of the Ionosphere
    20. 1.20. Fading
    21. 1.21. Ionospheric Disturbances
    22. 1.22. Very Low Frequency Propagation
    23. 1.23. VHF and Above
    24. 1.24. Greater Distances
    25. 1.25. Troposcatter
    26. 1.26. Sporadic E
    27. 1.27. Meteor Scatter
    28. 1.28. Frequencies above 3 GHz
  8. Chapter 2. RF Front-End Design
    1. 2.1. Higher Levels of Integration
    2. 2.2. Basic Receiver Architectures
    3. 2.3. ADC’S Effect on Front-end Design
    4. 2.4. Software Defined Radios
    5. 2.5. Case Study—Modern Communication Receiver
  9. Chapter 3. Radio Transmission Fundamentals for WLANs
    1. 3.1. Defining Transmission Capacity and Throughput
    2. 3.2. Bandwidth, Radios, and Shannon’s Law
    3. 3.3. Bandwidth Efficiency
    4. 3.4. Forward Error Correction (FEC)
    5. 3.5. Radio Regulation
    6. 3.6. Licensed Versus Unlicensed Radio Spectrum
    7. 3.7. Unlicensed Spectrum in the Rest of the World
    8. 3.8. General Difficulties in Wireless
    9. 3.9. Basic Characteristics of 802.11 Wireless LANs
    10. 3.10. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 4. Advanced Architectures
  11. BibliographyReferences
  12. Chapter 5. RF Power Amplifiers
    1. 5.1. Power Amplifier Class of Operation
    2. 5.2. Conclusion
  13. BibliographyReferences
  14. Chapter 6. RF Amplifiers
    1. 6.1. Noise and Preselectors/Preamplifiers
    2. 6.2. Amplifier Configurations
    3. 6.3. Transistor Gain
    4. 6.4. Classification by Common Element
    5. 6.5. Transistor Biasing
    6. 6.6. Frequency Characteristics
    7. 6.7. JFET and MOSFET Connections
    8. 6.8. JFET Preselector
    9. 6.9. VHF Receiver Preselector
    10. 6.10. MOSFET Preselector
    11. 6.11. Voltage-tuned Receiver Preselector
    12. 6.12. Broadband RF Preamplifier for VLF, LF and AM BCB
    13. 6.13. Push-pull RF Amplifiers
    14. 6.14. Broadband RF Amplifier (50 Ohm Input and Output)
  15. Chapter 7. Basics of PA Design
    1. 7.1. Spectral-domain Analysis
    2. 7.2. Basic Classes of Operation: A, AB, B, and C
    3. 7.3. Active Device Models
    4. 7.4. High-frequency Conduction Angle
    5. 7.5. Nonlinear Effect of Collector Capacitance
    6. 7.6. Push–pull Power Amplifiers
    7. 7.7. Power Gain and Stability
    8. 7.8. Parametric Oscillations
  16. BibliographyReferences
  17. Chapter 8. Power Amplifiers
    1. 8.1. Safety Hazards to Be Considered
    2. 8.2. First Design Decisions
    3. 8.3. Levelers, VSWRP, RF Routing Switches
    4. 8.4. Starting the Design
    5. 8.5. Low-pass Filter Design
    6. 8.6. Discrete PA Stages
  18. BibliographyReferences
  19. Chapter 9. RF/IF Circuits
    1. 9.1. Mixers
    2. 9.2. Modulators
    3. 9.3. Analog Multipliers
    4. 9.4. Logarithmic Amplifiers
    5. 9.5. Tru-Power Detectors
    6. 9.6. VGAs
    7. 9.7. Direct Digital Synthesis
    8. 9.8. PLLs
    9. Bibliography
  20. Chapter 10. Filters
    1. 10.1. Classification
    2. 10.2. Filter Synthesis
    3. 10.3. LPFs
    4. 10.4. BPFs
  21. BibliographyReferences
  22. Chapter 11. Transmission Lines and PCBs as Filters
    1. 11.1. Transmission Lines as Filters
    2. 11.2. Open-circuit Line
    3. 11.3. Short-circuit Line
    4. 11.4. Use of Misterminated Lines
    5. 11.5. Printed Circuits as Filters
    6. 11.6. Bandpass Filters
  23. BibliographyReferences
  24. Chapter 12. Tuning and Matching
    1. 12.1. Vectors for RF Circuits
    2. 12.2. L-C Resonant Tank Circuits
    3. 12.3. Tuned RF/IF Transformers
    4. 12.4. Construction of RF/IF Transformers
    5. 12.5. Bandwidth of RF/IF Transformers
    6. 12.6. Choosing Component Values for L–C Resonant Tank Circuits
    7. 12.7. The Tracking Problem
    8. 12.8. The RF Amplifier/Antenna Tuner Problem
    9. Example
    10. 12.9. The Local Oscillator (LO) Problem
    11. 12.10. Trimmer Capacitor Method
    12. 12.11. Impedance Matching in RF Circuits
    13. 12.12. Transformer Matching
    14. 12.13. Resonant Transformers
    15. 12.14. Resonant Networks
    16. 12.15. Inverse-L Network
    17. 12.16. π-network
    18. 12.17. Split-capacitor Network
    19. 12.18. Transistor-to-Transistor Impedance Matching
  25. Chapter 13. Impedance Matching
    1. 13.1. Background
    2. 13.2. The L Network
    3. 13.3. Dealing with Complex Loads
    4. 13.4. Three-element Matching
    5. 13.4.2. The T Network
    6. 13.5. Low-Q or Wideband Matching Networks
    7. 13.6. The Smith Chart
    8. 13.7. Impedance Matching on the Smith Chart
    9. 13.8. Software Design Tools
    10. 13.9. Summary
  26. Chapter 14. RF Power Amplifier Linearization Techniques
    1. 14.1. RF Amplifier Nonlinearity
    2. 14.2. Linearization Techniques
    3. 14.3. Digital Baseband Predistortion
    4. 14.4. Conclusion
  27. BibliographyReferences
  28. Index
    1. SYMBOL
    2. A
    3. B
    4. C
    5. D
    6. E
    7. F
    8. G
    9. H
    10. I
    11. J
    12. L
    13. M
    14. N
    15. O
    16. P
    17. Q
    18. R
    19. S
    20. T
    21. U
    22. V
    23. W
    24. X