Microwave Circuit Design Using Linear and Nonlinear Techniques / Edition 2

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The ultimate handbook on microwave circuit design with CAD. Full of tips and insights from seasoned industry veterans, Microwave Circuit Design offers practical, proven advice on improving the design quality of microwave passive and active circuits-while cutting costs and time. Covering all levels of microwave circuit design from the elementary to the very advanced, the book systematically presents computer-aided methods for linear and nonlinear designs used in the design and manufacture of microwave amplifiers, oscillators, and mixers. Using the newest CAD tools, the book shows how to design transistor and diode circuits, and also details CAD's usefulness in microwave integrated circuit (MIC) and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology. Applications of nonlinear SPICE programs, now available for microwave CAD, are described. State-of-the-art coverage includes microwave transistors (HEMTs, MODFETs, MESFETs, HBTs, and more), high-power amplifier design, oscillator design including feedback topologies, phase noise and examples, and more. The techniques presented are illustrated with several MMIC designs, including a wideband amplifier, a low-noise amplifier, and an MMIC mixer. This unique, one-stop handbook also features a major case study of an actual anticollision radar transceiver, which is compared in detail against CAD predictions; examples of actual circuit designs with photographs of completed circuits; and tables of design formulae.

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"I would like to have this book for my graduate study…the book is definitely for graduate students or practicing engineers." (IEEE Circuits & Devices Magazine, September/October 2006)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471414797
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1080
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 10.14 (h) x 2.43 (d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE D. VENDELIN, ENGEE, is a technical consultant with more than forty years of microwave engineering design and teaching experience. His clients include Texas Instruments, Anritsu, Ford Aerospace/Loral Space & Communications/Lockheed Martin, Litton/Filtronics, and many others through his consulting firm, Vendelin Engineering. He is the author of Design of Amplifiers and Oscillators by the S-Parameter Method (Wiley). He is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, and the University of California, Berkeley–Extension.

ANTHONY M. PAVIO, PHD, is the Manager of the Phoenix Design Center for Rockwell Collins, which is focused on the development of advanced high-density military products. He was previously the manager of Integrated RF Ceramics Center for Motorola Labs, specializing in the development of highly integrated LTCC modules. Dr. Pavio was also a technical director of the microwave products division of Texas Instruments.

ULRICH L. ROHDE, PHD, Dr.-ING, is Chairman of Synergy Microwave Corporation; a partner of Rohde & Schwarz, a firm specializing in test equipment and advanced communications systems; and Professor of Microwave and RF Technology at the Technische Universität Cottbus, Germany.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by David Leeson.


1. RF/Microwave Systems.

2. Lumped and Distributed Elements.

3. Active Devices.

4. Two-Port Networks.

5. Impedance Matching.

6. Microwave Filters.

7. Noise in Linear Two-Ports.

8. Small- and Large-Signal Amplifier Design.

9. Power Amplifier Design.

10. Oscillator Design.

11. Microwave Mixer Design.

12. RF Switches and Attenuators.

13. Microwave Computer-Aided Workstations foor MMIC Requirements..

Appendix A: BIP: Gummel-Poon Bipolar Transistor Model.

Appendix B: Level 3 MOSFET.

Appendix C: Noise Parameters of GaAs MESFETs.

Appendix D: Derivations for Unilateral Gain Section.

Appendix E: Vector Representation of Two-Tone Intermodulation Products.

Appendix F: Passive Microwave Elements.


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