This thoroughly updated guide offers comprehensive explanations of the science behind today’s radio receivers along with practical guidance on designing, constructing, and maintaining real-world communications systems. You will explore system planning, antennas and antenna coupling, amplifiers and gain control, filters, mixers, demodulation, digital communication, and the latest software defined radio (SDR) technology. Written by a team of telecommunication experts, Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition, features technical illustrations, schematic diagrams, and detailed examples.
• Basic radio considerations
• Radio receiver characteristics
• Receiver system planning
• Receiver implementation considerations
• RF and baseband techniques for Software-Defined Radios
• Transceiver SDR considerations
• Antennas and antenna coupling
• Frequency sources and control
• Ancillary receiver circuits
• Performance measurement
Revised and completely updated, RF/Microwave Circuit Design for Wireless Applications, Second Edition is a unique, state-of-the-art guide to wireless integrated circuit design that provides researchers and engineers with a complete set of modeling, design, and implementation tools for tackling even the newest IC technologies. It emphasizes practical design solutions for high-performance devices and circuitry, incorporating ample examples of novel and clever circuits from high-profile companies.
Complete with excellent appendices containing working models and CAD-based applications, this powerful one-stop resource:Covers the entire area of circuit design for wireless applicationsDiscusses the complete system for which circuits are designed as well as the device technologies on which the devices and circuits are basedPresents theory as well as practical issuesIntroduces wireless systems and modulation typesTakes a systematic approach that differentiates between designing for battery-operated devices and base-station design
RF/Microwave Circuit Design for Wireless Applications, Second Edition is an indispensable tool for circuit designers; engineers who design wireless communications systems; and researchers in semiconductor technologies, telecommunications, and wireless transmission systems.
Introduction to Differential Calculus fully engages readers bypresenting the fundamental theories and methods of differentialcalculus and then showcasing how the discussed concepts can beapplied to real-world problems in engineering and the physicalsciences. With its easy-to-follow style and accessibleexplanations, the book sets a solid foundation before advancing tospecific calculus methods, demonstrating the connections betweendifferential calculus theory and its applications.
The first five chapters introduce underlying concepts such asalgebra, geometry, coordinate geometry, and trigonometry.Subsequent chapters present a broad range of theories, methods, andapplications in differential calculus, including:
Concepts of function, continuity, and derivative
Properties of exponential and logarithmic function
Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties
Derivatives of higher order
Methods to find maximum and minimum values of a function
Hyperbolic functions and their properties
Readers are equipped with the necessary tools to quickly learnhow to understand a broad range of current problems throughout thephysical sciences and engineering that can only be solved withcalculus. Examples throughout provide practical guidance, andpractice problems and exercises allow for further development andfine-tuning of various calculus skills. Introduction toDifferential Calculus is an excellent book for upper-undergraduatecalculus courses and is also an ideal reference for students andprofessionals alike who would like to gain a further understandingof the use of calculus to solve problems in a simplifiedmanner.
With wireless technology rapidly exploding, there is a growing needfor circuit design information specific to wireless applications.Presenting a single-source guidebook to this dynamic area, industryexpert Ulrich Rohde and writer David Newkirk provide researchersand engineers with a complete set of modeling, design, andimplementation tools for tackling even the newest IC technologies.They emphasize practical design solutions for high-performancedevices and circuitry, incorporating ample examples of novel andclever circuits from high-profile companies. They also provideexcellent appendices containing working models and CAD-basedapplications.
RF/Microwave Circuit Design for Wireless Applications offers:
* Introduction to wireless systems and modulation types
* A systematic approach that differentiates between designing forbattery-operated devices and base-station design
* A comprehensive introduction to semiconductor technologies, frombipolar transistors to CMOS to GaAs MESFETs
* Clear guidelines for obtaining the best performance in discreteand integrated amplifier design
* Detailed analysis of available mixer circuits applicable to thewireless frequency range
* In-depth explanations of oscillator circuits, including microwaveoscillators and ceramic-resonator-based oscillators
* A thorough evaluation of all components of wireless synthesizers
This complete and thorough analysis of microwave oscillatorsinvestigates all aspects of design, with particular emphasis onoperating conditions, choice of resonators and transistors, phasenoise, and output power. It covers both bipolar transistors andFETs. Following the authors' guidance, readers learn how to designmicrowave oscillators and VCOs that can be tuned over a very widefrequency range, yet have good phase noise, are low cost, and aresmall in size. All the essential topics in oscillator design anddevelopment are covered, including:
* Device and resonator technology
* Study of noise sources
* Analysis methods
* Design, calculation, and optimization methodologies
* Practical design of single and coupled oscillators
While most of the current literature in the field concentrates onclassic design strategies based on measurements, simulation, andoptimization of output power and phase noise, this text offers aunique approach that focuses on the complete understanding of thedesign process. The material demonstrates important design rulesstarting with the selection of best oscillator topology, choice oftransistors, and complete phase noise analysis that leads tooptimum performance of all relevant oscillator features. Alsoincluded are CMOS oscillators, which recently have become importantin cellular applications. For readers interested in specializedapplications and topics, a full chapter provides all the necessaryreferences.
The contents of the text fall into two major categories:
* Chapters 1 through 9 deal with a very detailed and expandedsingle resonator oscillator, including a thorough treatment of bothnonlinear analysis and phase noise
* Chapters 10 and 11 use the knowledge obtained and apply it tomultiple coupled oscillators (synchronized oscillators)
This text is partially based on research sponsored by the DefenseAdvanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the United StatesArmy and conducted by Synergy Microwave Corporation. With thewealth of information provided for the analysis and practicaldesign of single and synchronized low-noise microwave oscillators,it is recommended reading for all RF microwave engineers. Inaddition, the text's comprehensive, step-by-step approach makes itan excellent graduate-level textbook.
From reception basics to cutting-edge software radio design, Communications Receivers, Third Edition brings you a storehouse of task-simplifying and task-clarifying information, examples, and tips. Written by well-known experts Ulrich Rohde, Jerry Whitaker, and Andrew Bateman, this guide covers everything from front end systems to frequency generators and controllers. Topics are thoroughly illuminated for you with hundreds of illustrations, diagrams, and mathematical equations.
You’ll learn the principles and practices involved in receivers and receiver systems, antennas and antenna coupling, amplifiers and gain control, mixers, frequency, oscillators, demodulation and demodulators, digital signal processing, and much more. Discover for yourself why this resource has been prized through two editions by professionals and hobbyists for its ready-to-use insights on the theory and design of all types of communications receivers -- including shortwave, military, broadcast, and direction-finding.
This newly revised edition features:
Advances in DSP, cellular, and software radio design
Details on designing, operating, specifying, installing, and maintaining every kind of receiver in common use
Specific design approaches, circuit examples, and component specs
Help with microprocessors and logic devices
Coverage of important pulse and data operating modes
More than 250 illustrations and diagrams
Handy reference material in tables, charts, and figures
I ntegration is an important function of calculus, andIntroduction to Integral Calculus combines fundamental conceptswith scientific problems to develop intuition and skills forsolving mathematical problems related to engineering and thephysical sciences. The authors provide a solid introduction tointegral calculus and feature applications of integration,solutions of differential equations, and evaluation methods. Withlogical organization coupled with clear, simple explanations, theauthors reinforce new concepts to progressively build skills andknowledge, and numerous real-world examples as well as intriguingapplications help readers to better understand the connectionsbetween the theory of calculus and practical problem solving.
The first six chapters address the prerequisites needed tounderstand the principles of integral calculus and explore suchtopics as anti-derivatives, methods of converting integrals intostandard form, and the concept of area. Next, the authors reviewnumerous methods and applications of integral calculus,including:
Mastering and applying the first and second fundamental theoremsof calculus to compute definite integrals
Defining the natural logarithmic function using calculus
Evaluating definite integrals
Calculating plane areas bounded by curves
Applying basic concepts of differential equations to solveordinary differential equations
With this book as their guide, readers quickly learn to solve abroad range of current problems throughout the physical sciencesand engineering that can only be solved with calculus. Examplesthroughout provide practical guidance, and practice problems andexercises allow for further development and fine-tuning of variouscalculus skills. Introduction to Integral Calculus is an excellentbook for upper-undergraduate calculus courses and is also an idealreference for students and professionals who would like to gain afurther understanding of the use of calculus to solve problems in asimplified manner.