RF and Microwave Transmitter Design

Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering

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RF and Microwave Transmitter Design is unique in its coverage of both historical transmitter design and cutting edge technologies. This text explores the results of well-known and new theoretical analyses, while informing readers of modern radio transmitters' pracitcal designs and their components. Jam-packed with information, this book broadcasts and streamlines the author's considerable experience in RF and microwave design and development.
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Andrei Grebennikov is a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, in Ireland. His responsibilities include the design and development of advanced highly efficient and linear transmitter architectures for base station cellular applications. He has taught at the University of Linz in Austria, the Institute of Microelectronics in Singapore, and the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics. He has written over eighty scientific papers, has written four books, and is a Senior Member of IEEE.
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Sep 19, 2011
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Technology & Engineering / Microwaves
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The first edition of “Microstrip Filters for RF/Microwave Applications” was published in 2001. Over the years the book has been well received and is used extensively in both academia and industry by microwave researchers and engineers.  From its inception as a manuscript the book is almost 8 years old.  While the fundamentals of filter circuits have not changed, further innovations in filter realizations and other applications have occurred with changes in the technology and use of new fabrication processes, such as the recent advances in RF MEMS and ferroelectric films for tunable filters; the use of liquid crystal polymer (LCP) substrates for multilayer circuits, as well as the new filters for dual-band, multi-band and ultra wideband (UWB) applications.

Although the microstrip filter remains as the main transmission line medium for these new developments, there has been a new trend of using combined  planar transmission line structures such as co-planar waveguide (CPW) and slotted ground structures for novel physical implementations beyond the single layer in order to achieve filter miniaturization and better performance.

Also, over the years, practitioners have suggested topics that should be added for completeness, or deleted in some cases, as they were not very useful in practice. 

In view of the above, the authors are proposing a revised version of the “Microstrip Filters for RF/Microwave Applications” text and a slightly changed book title of “Planar Filters for RF/Microwave Applications” to reflect the aforementioned trends in the revised book.

The increase of consumer electronics and communications applications using Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave circuits has implications for oscillator design. Applications working at higher frequencies and using novel technologies have led to a demand for more robust circuits with higher performance and functionality, but decreased costs, size and power consumption. As a result, there is also a need for more efficient oscillators.

This book presents up to date information on all aspects of oscillator design, enabling a selection of the best oscillator topologies with optimized noise reduction and electrical performance. RF and Microwave Transistor Oscillator Design covers:

analyses of non-linear circuit design methods including spectral-domain analysis, time-domain analysis and the quasilinear method; information on noise in oscillators including chapters on varactor and oscillator frequency tuning, CMOS voltage-controlled oscillators and wideband voltage-controlled oscillators; information on the stability of oscillations, with discussions on the stability of multi-resonant circuits and the phase plane method; optimized design and circuit techniques, beginning with the empirical and analytic design approaches, moving on to the high-efficiency design technique; general operation and design principles of oscillators, including a section on the historical aspects of oscillator configurations.

A valuable reference for practising RF and Microwave designers and engineers, RF and Microwave Transistor Oscillator Design is also useful for lecturers, advanced students and research and design (R&D) personnel.

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Combining solid theoretical discussions with practical design examples, this book is an essential reference on developing RF and microwave switchmode power amplifiers.

With this book you will be able to:

Design high-efficiency RF and microwave power amplifiers on different types of bipolar and field-effect transistors using well-known and novel theoretical approaches, nonlinear simulation tools, and practical design techniquesDesign any type of high-efficiency switchmode power amplifiers operating in Class D or E at lower frequencies and in Class E or F and their subclasses at microwave frequencies, with specified output powerUnderstand the theory and practical implementation of load-network design techniques based on lumped and transmission-line elementsCombine multi-stage Doherty architecture and switchmode power amplifiers to significantly increase efficiency of the entire radio transmitterLearn the different types of predistortion linearization techniques required to improve the quality of signal transmission in a nonlinear amplifying system

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Comprehensive overview of different Doherty architectures which are, and will be used in modern communication systems to save power consumption and reduce costsA new chapter on analog and digital predistortion techniquesCoverage of broadband Class-F power amplifiers, high-power inverse Class-F power amplifiers for WCDMA systems, broadband Class-E techniquesUnique focus on switchmode RF and microwave power amplifiers that are widely used in cellular/wireless, satellite and radar communication systems and which offer major power consumption savingsComplete coverage of the new Doherty architecture which offers major efficiencies and savings on power consumptionBalances theory with practical implementatation, avoiding a cookbook approach, enabling engineers to develop better designsTrusted content from leading figures in the field with a Foreword of endorsement by Zoya Popovic
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