Preface to the Second Edition

In the 14 years since the first edition of this book, RF IC design has experienced a dramatic metamorphosis. Innovations in transceiver architectures, circuit topologies, and device structures have led to highly-integrated “radios” that span a broad spectrum of applications. Moreover, new analytical and modeling techniques have considerably improved our understanding of RF circuits and their underlying principles. A new edition was therefore due.

The second edition differs from the first in several respects:

1. I realized at the outset—three-and-a-half years ago—that simply adding “patches” to the first edition would not reflect today’s RF microelectronics. I thus closed the first edition and began with a clean slate. ...

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