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Planar Microwave Engineering

Planar Microwave Engineering
A Practical Guide to Theory, Measurement, and Circuits


  • Date Published: October 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521835268

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  • Modern wireless communications hardware is underpinned by RF and microwave design techniques. This insightful book contains a wealth of circuit layouts, design tips, and practical measurement techniques for building and testing practical gigahertz systems. The book covers everything you need to know to design, build, and test a high-frequency circuit. Microstrip components are discussed, including tricks for extracting good performance from cheap materials. Connectors and cables are also described, as are discrete passive components, antennas, low-noise amplifiers, oscillators, and frequency synthesizers. Practical measurement techniques are presented in detail, including the use of network analyzers, sampling oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and noise figure meters. Throughout the focus is practical, and many worked examples and design projects are included. There is also a CD-ROM that contains a variety of design and analysis programs. The book is packed with indispensable information for students taking courses on RF or microwave circuits and for practising engineers.

    • Packed with design tips and tricks of the trade
    • Contains many worked examples and design projects
    • Includes a CD-ROM with design and analysis software
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    '… a fantastic CD-ROM … that is full of all sorts of useful toys to help engineers design their circuits, both microwave and lower frequencies … well written, printed and clear … This book answers all your practical questions (or wakes you up to some you did not know existed!) in this complex field. Most highly recommended for all working in it.' Circuit World

    'This is an excellent book written in a light, clear manner by a knowledgeable and experienced engineer. References are annotated on each page and [this] has a major advantage in making the text directly readable while simultaneously underlining the relevance of the substance of the text … the comprehensive approach recommends itself to both student and professional engineers looking for a primer in this area …'. IEE Communications Engineer

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521835268
    • length: 882 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.73kg
    • contains: 45 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. A microhistory of microwave technology
    2. Introduction to RF and microwave technology
    3. The Smith Chart and S-parameters
    4. Impedance matching
    5. Connectors, cables and waveguide
    6. Lumped passive components
    7. Microstrip, stripline and planar passive elements
    8. Impedance measurement
    9. Microwave diodes
    10. Mixers
    11. Transistors
    12. Small-signal amplifiers
    13. Low-noise amplifiers
    14. Noise figure measurement
    15. Oscillators
    16. Synthesizers
    17. Oscillator phase noise
    18. Phase noise measurement
    19. Sampling oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and probes
    20. Power amplifiers
    21. Antennas
    22. Lumped filters
    23. Microstrip filters.

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    Thomas H. Lee, Stanford University, California
    Thomas H. Lee received his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of both the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. He is the winner of four 'best paper' awards at international conferences as well as a Packard Foundation Fellowship winner. He has written 100 technical papers and authored the acclaimed text 'The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits' now published in its second edition by Cambridge University Press. He holds 35 US patents and has co-founded several companies, including Matrix Semiconductor.

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