From electromagnetic and transmission line theory and S-parameters through to amplifier and oscillator design, techniques for low noise and broadband design; This book focuses on analysis and design including up to date material on MMIC design techniques.
With this book you will:
- Learn the basics of RF and microwave circuit analysis and design, with an emphasis on active circuits, and become familiar with the operating principles of the most common active system building blocks such as amplifiers, oscillators and mixers- Be able to design transistor-based amplifiers, oscillators and mixers by means of basic design methodologies- Be able to apply established graphical design tools, such as the Smith chart and feedback mappings, to the design RF and microwave active circuits - Acquire a set of basic design skills and useful tools that can be employed without recourse to complex computer aided design
- Structured in the form of modular chapters, each covering a specific topic in a concise form suitable for delivery in a single lecture- Emphasis on clear explanation and a step-by-step approach that aims to help students to easily grasp complex concepts - Contains tutorial questions and problems allowing readers to test their knowledge- An accompanying website containing supporting material in the form of slides and software (MATLAB) listings- Unique material on negative resistance oscillator design, noise analysis and three-port design techniques- Covers the latest developments in microwave active circuit design with new approaches that are not covered elsewhere
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Transmission Line Theory Chapter 3. Practical Transmission Lines Chapter 4. The Smith Chart Chapter 5. Immittance Parameters Chapter 6. S-parameters Chapter 7. Gain and Stability of Active Networks Chapter 8. Three-Port Analysis Techniques Chapter 9. Lumped Element Matching Networks Chapter 10. Distributed Element Matching Networks Chapter 11. Microwave Semiconductor Materials and Diodes Chapter 12. Microwave Transistors and MMICs Chapter 13. Microwave Amplifier Design Chapter 14. Low-noise Amplifier Design Chapter 15. Microwave Oscillator Design Chapter 16. Low-noise Oscillator Design Chapter 17. Microwave Mixers Appendix A: Parameter Conversion Tables Appendix B: Physical Constants Appendix C: Forbidden Regions for L-Sections
Clive Poole is a Principal Teaching Fellow and Director of Telecommunications Industry Programmes at University College London (UCL). He has 30 years' experience in the global electronics and telecommunications industries as well as academia. He started his career as a design engineer in several UK microwave companies, designing X-band and Ku-band amplifiers and oscillators for military and telecommunications applications. In the early 1990's he founded an electronics design consultancy in Hong Kong that developed a number of successful wireless and telecommunications products for Chinese manufacturers. He has run several high technology businesses, including a bespoke paging equipment manufacturer and a large contract manufacturing operation. He was a pioneer in the business of deploying mobile phone networks on ocean going passenger ships. Dr Poole's teaching is focused in the areas of electronic and microwave circuit design, wireless and mobile communications, technology business strategy and finance. He holds a BSc degree in Electronic Engineering and MSc and PhD degrees in microwave engineering from the University of Manchester. He also holds an MBA from the Open University. Dr Poole is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET).
Izzat Darwazeh is the Chair of Communications Engineering in University College London (UCL) and head of UCL's Communications and Information Systems Group. He is an electrical engineering graduate of the University of Jordan and holds the MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Manchester in the UK. He has been teaching and active in microwave circuit design and communications circuits and systems research since 1991. He has published over 250 scientific papers and is the co-editor of the 1995 IEE book on Analogue Fibre Communications and of the 2008 Elsevier-Newness book on Electrical Engineering. He is also the co-author (with Luis Moura) of the 2005 book on Linear Circuit Analysis and Modelling. He currently teaches mobile and wireless communications and circuit design and his current research interests are in ultra high-speed microwave circuits and in wireless and optical communication systems. In addition to his teaching, Professor Darwazeh acts as a consultant to various engineering firms and government, financial and legal entities in the UK and worldwide. Professor Darwazeh is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET).