To design and develop fast and effective microwave wireless systems today involves addressing the three different 'levels': Device, circuit, and system. This book presents the links and interactions between the three different levels rather than providing just a comprehensive coverage of one specific level. With the aim of overcoming the sectional knowledge of microwave engineers, this will be the first book focused on explaining how the three different levels interact by taking the reader on a journey through the different levels going from the theoretical background to the practical applications.
- Explains the links and interactions between the three different design levels of wireless communication transmitters: device, circuit, and system
- Presents state-of-the-art, challenges, and future trends in the field of wireless communication systems
- Covers all aspects of both mature and cutting-edge technologies for semiconductor devices for wireless communication applications
- Many circuit designs outlining the limitations derived from the available transistor technologies and system requirements
- Explains how new microwave measurement techniques can represent an essential tool for microwave modellers and designers
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1. Microwave Transistor Modelling 2. RF and Microwave Linear and Nonlinear Characterization 3. Nonlinear Analysis and Design of Oscillator Circuits 4. Microwave Power Amplifiers: Design and Technology 5. Technology Design Interaction: System Driven Technology Choices 6. RF Power Amplifier for Wireless Communication 7. Nonlinear Applications at the Transmitter System Level 8. System-Level Non-ideality Characterization for Compensation
Antonio Raffo is a research associate at the University of Ferrara, Italy, where he teaches courses in semiconductor devices and electronic instrumentation and measurement. His research activity is mainly oriented to nonlinear electron device characterization and modeling and circuit-design techniques for nonlinear microwave and millimeter-wave applications. Antonio has coauthored over 100 publications in international journals and conferences. He is a member of the Technical Programme Committee of the IEEE INMMiC conference and serves as an associate editor of International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields. Antonio is a member of the IEEE Microwave Measurement Technical Committee (MTT-11).
Giovanni Crupi is a tenure track assistant professor at the University of Messina, Italy, where he teaches microwave electronics, laboratory of wireless technologies, bioengineering, and optoelectronics. Since 2005, he has been a repeat visiting scientist with KU Leuven and IMEC, Leuven, Belgium. Giovanni's main research interests include small and large signal modeling of advanced microwave devices. He is a member of the Technical Programme Committee of the IEEE INMMiC and TELSIKS conferences and serves as an associate editor of International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields. Giovanni is the chair of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Fellowship program.