In the areas of telemetry, remote monitoring, remote process control, and most significantly wireless communication, radio–frequency and microwave circuits play an elemental role. As the superior performance of RF circuits over infrared technology becomes increasingly clear, a wide array of applications is emerging, from cordless computer keyboards to cell phones. Now in a comprehensively updated second edition, Radio–Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits considers circuits within the broad context of communications systems. An ideal entry point for both practicing engineers and students studying or transitioning into the high–tech wireless field, this volume does not require prior in–depth knowledge of electromagnetic fields.
The author provides a thorough overview of frequency bands, RF and microwave devices, and applications. The Second Edition includes new or enhanced coverage of transmitters and receivers, digital modulation and demodulation, electromagnetic waves, waveguides including electromagnetic waves and Maxwell equations, oscillator design, and FET mixers. Other key topics covered include:
- Resonant circuits and two–port networks: including concepts of network parameters such as impedence, admittance, hybrid, transmission, and scattering
- Communication systems: terrestrial and satellite systems, antenna terminology, the Friis transmission formula, the radar equation, and Doppler radar
- Oscillator design: feedback concepts; Harley, Colpitts, and Clapp oscillators; crystal oscillators; synthesizers; and transistor oscillator design
- Detectors and mixers: AM and FM signal characteristics and detection schemes; single–diode, FET, and double–balanced mixers; RF detectors; conversion loss; and field–effect transistor mixers
Extensive appendices include logarithmic units, design equations for selected transmission lines, and a list of commonly used abbreviations. An expanded selection of class–tested problem sets at the end of each chapter 275 problems in all and more than 150 solved, real–world examples with step–by–step explanations are provided. Valuable supplementary resources are also available: a solutions manual, as well as material on CAD techniques that can be accessed at an FTP site. This Second Edition is an ideal introduction for students and a vital reference for practitioners of this fast–growing and in–demand technology.
1.1 Microwave Transmission Lines.
1.2 Transmitter and Receiver Architectures.
2 Communication Systems.
2.1 Terrestrial Communication.
2.2 Satellite Communication.
2.3 Radio–Frequency Wireless Services.
2.4 Antenna Systems.
2.5 Noise and Distortion.
3 Transmission Lines.
3.1 Distributed Circuit Analysis of Transmission Lines.
3.2 Sending–End Impedance.
3.3 Standing Wave and Standing Wave Ratio.
3.4 Smith Chart.
4 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves.
4.1 Fundamental Laws of Electromagnetic Fields.
4.2 The Wave Equation and Uniform Plane Wave Solutions.
4.3 Boundary Conditions.
4.4 Uniform Plane Wave Incident Normally on an Interface.
4.5 Modified Maxwell s Equations and Potential Functions.
4.6 Construction of Solutions.
4.7 Metallic Parallel–Plate Waveguide.
4.8 Metallic Rectangular Waveguide.
4.9 Metallic Circular Waveguide.
5 Resonant Circuits.
5.1 Series Resonant Circuits.
5.2 Parallel Resonant Circuits.
5.3 Transformer–Coupled Circuits.
5.4 Transmission Line Resonant Circuits.
5.5 Microwave Resonators.
6 Impedance–Matching Networks.
6.1 Single Reactive Element or Stub Matching Networks.
6.2 Double–Stub Matching Networks.
6.3 Matching Networks Using Lumped Elements.
7 Impedance Transformers.
7.1 Single–Section Quarter–Wave Transformers.
7.2 Multisection Quarter–Wave Transformers.
7.3 Transformer with Uniformly Distributed Section Reflection Coefficients.
7.4 Binomial Transformers.
7.5 Chebyshev Transformers.
7.6 Exact Formulation and Design of Multisection Impedance Transformers.
7.7 Tapered Transmission Lines.
7.8 Synthesis of Transmission Line Tapers.
7.9 Bode Fano Constraints for Lossless Matching Networks.
8 Two–Port Networks.
8.1 Impedance Parameters.
8.2 Admittance Parameters.
8.3 Hybrid Parameters.
8.4 Transmission Parameters.
8.5 Conversion of Impedance, Admittance, Chain, and Hybrid Parameters.
8.6 Scattering Parameters.
8.7 Conversion From Impedance, Admittance, Chain, and Hybrid Parameters to Scattering Parameters, or Vice Versa.
8.8 Chain Scattering Parameters.
9 Filter Design.
9.1 Image Parameter Method.
9.2 Insertion–Loss Method.
9.3 Microwave Filters.
10 Signal–Flow Graphs and Their Applications.
10.1 Definitions and Manipulation of Signal–Flow Graphs.
10.2 Signal–Flow Graph Representation of a Voltage Source.
10.3 Signal–Flow Graph Representation of a Passive Single–Port Device.
10.4 Power Gain Equations.
11 Transistor Amplifier Design.
11.1 Stability Considerations.
11.2 Amplifier Design for Maximum Gain.
11.3 Constant–Gain Circles.
11.4 Constant Noise Figure Circles.
11.5 Broadband Amplifiers.
11.6 Small–Signal Equivalent–Circuit Models of Transistors.
11.7 DC Bias Circuits for Transistors.
12 Oscillator Design.
12.1 Feedback and Basic Concepts.
12.2 Crystal Oscillators.
12.3 Electronic Tuning of Oscillators.
12.4 Phase–Locked Loop.
12.5 Frequency Synthesizers.
12.6 One–Port Negative Resistance Oscillators.
12.7 Microwave Transistor Oscillators.
13 Detectors and Mixers.
13.1 Amplitude Modulation.
13.2 Frequency Modulation.
13.3 Switching–Type Mixers.
13.4 Conversion Loss.
13.5 Intermodulation Distortion in Diode–Ring Mixers.
13.6 FET Mixers.
Appendix 1: Decibels and Neper.
Appendix 2 Characteristics of Selected Transmission Lines.
Appendix 3: Specifications of Selected Coaxial Lines and Waveguides.
Appendix 4: Some Mathematical Formulas.
Appendix 5: Vector Identities.
Appendix 6: Some Useful Network Transformations.
Appendix 7: Properties of Some Materials.
Appendix 8: Common Abbreviations.
Appendix 9: Physical Constants.