Focusing on the design of microwave circuits and components, this valuable reference offers professionals and students an introduction to the fundamental concepts necessary for real world design. The author successfully introduces Maxwell's equations, wave propagation, network analysis, and design principles as applied to modern microwave engineering. A considerable amount of material in this book is related to the design of specific microwave circuits and components, for both practical and motivational value. It also presents the analysis and logic behind these designs so that the reader can see and understand the process of applying the fundamental concepts to arrive at useful results. The derivations are well laid out and the majority of each chapter's formulas are displayed in a nice tabular format every few pages. This Third Edition offers greatly expanded coverage with new material on: Noise; Nonlinear effects; RF MEMs; transistor power amplifiers; FET mixers; oscillator phase noise; transistor oscillators and frequency multiplier.
A textbook for a two-semester course for senior or first-year graduate engineering students. Includes material for those with less than an undergraduate level background in electromagnetics. Emphasizes the fundamental concepts of Maxwell's equations, wave propagation, network analysis, and design principles. The second edition includes more coverage of active circuits, and to make room for it, drops some peripheral material included in the first, for which no date is given. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.