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Nonlinear Microwave Circuit Design

  • ID: 2175221
  • Book
  • 402 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Nonlinear microwave circuits form the building blocks of key components in wireless communications devices. This book presents the theory and practical design methodology for some of the most common nonlinear microwave circuits including power amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, frequency multipliers and dividers.

With a clear emphasis on examples, this book:

  • Describes the main nonlinear analysis algorithms, measurements and models
  • Includes coverage of the basic concepts and the design methodologies for power amplifiers
  • Describes the most commonly used oscillatory circuits
  • Discusses the design of frequency multipliers and dividers, with special emphasis on active multipliers.
Nonlinear Microwave Circuit Design will appeal to practising microwave engineers and circuit designers, senior undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in microwave and communications engineering.
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Preface.

Chapter 1. Nonlinear Analysis Methods.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Time–Domain Solution.

1.3 Solution Through Series Expansion

1.4 The Conversion Matrix.

1.5 Bibliography.

Chapter 2. Nonlinear Measurements.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Load/Source–Pull.

2.3 The Vector Nonlinear Network Analyser.

2.4 Pulsed Measurements.

2.5 Bibliography.

Chapter 3. Nonlinear Models.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Physical Models.

3.3 Equivalent–Circuit Models.

3.4 Black–Box Models.

3.5 Simplified Models.

3.6 Bibliography.

Chapter 4. Power Amplifiers.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Classes of Operation.

4.3 Simplified Class–A Fundamental–Frequency Design For High Efficiency.

4.4 Multi–Harmonic Design For High Power And Efficiency.

4.5 Bibliography.

Chapter 5. Oscillators.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Linear Stability and Oscillation Conditions.

5.3 From Linear To Nonlinear: Quasi–Large–Signal Oscillation And Stability Conditions.

5.4 Design Methods.

5.5 Nonlinear Analysis Methods For Oscillators.

5.6 Noise.

5.7 Bibliography.

Chapter 6. Frequency Multipliers and Dividers.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Passive Multipliers.

6.3 Active Multipliers.

6.4 Frequency Dividers–The Rigenerative (Passive) Approach.

6.5 Bibliography.

Chapter 7. Mixers.

 7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Mixer Configurations.

7.3 Mixer Design.

7.4 Nonlinear Analysis.

7.5 Noise.

7.6 Bibliography.

Chapter 8. Stability and Injection–locked Circuits.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Local Stability Of Nonlinear Circuits In Large–Signal Regime.

8.3 Nonlinear Analysis, Stability And Bifurcations.

8.4 Injection Locking.

8.5 Bibliography.

Appendix.

A.1. Transformation in the Fourier Domain of the Linear Differential Equation.

A.2. Time–Frequency Transformations.

A.3 Generalized Fourier Transformation for the Volterra Series Expansion.

A.4 Discrete Fourier Transform and Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform for Periodic Signals.

A.5 The Harmonic Balance System of Equations for the Example Circuit with N=3.

A.6 The Jacobian Matrix

A.7 Multi–dimensional Discrete Fourier Transform and Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform for quasi–periodic signals.

A.8 Oversampled Discrete Fourier Transform and Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform for Quasi–Periodic Signals.

A.9 Derivation of Simplified Transport Equations.

A.10 Determination of the Stability of a Linear Network.

A.11 Determination of the Locking Range of an Injection–Locked Oscillator.

Index.

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"…any reader of ′Nonlinear Microwave Circuit Design′ will gain insight into the many issues that are blissfully disregarded when using only linear techniques." (IEEE Microwave Magazine, December 2004)
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