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A practical guide for today's wireless engineer
High Frequency Techniques: An Introduction to RF and Microwave Engineering is a clearly written classical circuit and field theory text illustrated with modern computer simulation software. The book's ten chapters cover:
* The origins and current uses of wireless transmission
* A review of AC analysis, Kirchhoff's laws, RLC elements, skin effect, and introduction to the use of computer simulation software
* Resonators, Q definitions, and Q-based impedance matching
* Transmission lines, waves, VSWR, reflection phenomena, Fano's reflection bandwidth limits, telegrapher, and impedance transformation equations
* Development and in-depth use of the Smith Chart
* Matrix algebra with Z, Y, ABCD, S, and T matrix applications
* An unusually thorough introduction to electromagnetic field theory, step-by-step development of vector calculus, Maxwell's equations, waveguides, propagation, and antennas
* Backward wave, branch line, rat race and Wilkinson couplers, impedance measurements, and detailed even and odd mode analysis
* Filter designs for Butterworth, Chebyshev, Bessel and elliptic responses, Kuroda's identities, Richards's transformation, and computer optimized designs
* Transistor amplifier design using Unilateral Gain, Simultaneous Match, Available Gain and Operating Gain approaches, insuring stability, cascading stages, broadbanding, noise theory, and intermodulation effects
Using informal language, High Frequency Techniques takes the reader step-by- step through RF and microwave theory and design, providing a lasting practical reference for the practicing wireless engineer.
*An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The intent of including so much theoretical and practical material in this text is to provide an immediate familiarity with a variety of circuits, their capabilities and limitations, and the means to design them." (Microwave Journal, May 2004)

"I have not seen a better book for an undergraduate course, short course, an office book-shelf, or as an introduction for a coworker." (IEEE Microwave Magazine, June 2004)

"Although structured as a textbook, engineers at all experience levels can benefit source: a review of the fundamental topics…will be used regularly by any engineer who buys this book for his or her reference library." (High Frequency Electronics, March 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471455912
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/2/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph F. White, PhD, is an instructor and consultant at JFW Industries, Inc. He has twenty-five years of design experience, was technical director at M/A-COM, Inc., and received the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society’s Application Award for "Contributions to Phased Array Antennas." He edited the Microwave Journal and Applied Microwave and Wireless magazines, wrote Microwave Semiconductor Engineering, and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He can be reached at

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Table of Contents



1. Introduction.

2. Review of Alternating Current Analysis and Network Simulation.

3. LC Resonance and Matching Networks.

4. Distributed Circuit Design.

5. The Smith Chart.

6. Matrix Analysis.

7. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves.

8. Directional Couplers.

9. Filter Design.

10. Transistor Amplifier Design.

Appendix A: Symbols and Units.

Appendix B: Complex Mathematics.

Appendix C: Diameter and Resistance of Annealed Copper Wire by Gauge Size.

 Appendix D: Properties of Some Materials.

Appendix E: Standard Rectangular Waveguides.


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