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RF Front-End: World Class Designs by Janine Love

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Chapter 9. RF/IF Circuits

This chapter provides that rare summary of many of the “other” parts in the RF/IF signal chain, including mixers, modulators, multipliers, log amps, power detectors, variable gain amplifiers, direct digital synthesizers, and phase-locked loops. It is a good chapter for understanding what happens to the output of the RF front end and how RF performance relates to the overall performance of a receiver. As integration increases, the importance of these parts to the RF front-end designer may grow even more.—Janine Sullivan Love

From cellular phones to two-way pagers to wireless Internet access, the world is becoming more connected, even though wirelessly. No matter the technology, these devices are basically simple radio ...

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