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RF Front-End: World Class Designs by Janine Love

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Chapter 12. Tuning and Matching

In this chapter, Joe Carr takes on the challenging topics of tuning and matching. Part of the appeal of the RF front-end IC or module is that the system designer does not have to undertake the design of all of the matching circuitry. But someone has to do it! This chapter takes a comprehensive approach to tuning and matching, providing a valuable guide to the novice as well as the seasoned RF designer.—Janine Sullivan Love

In this chapter we are going to look at how inductor–capacitor (L–C) circuits can be used for tuning frequencies and matching impedances. But first here is a useful technique for visualizing how these circuits work.

12.1. Vectors for RF Circuits

A vector (Figure 12.1A) is a graphical device ...

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