RF Mems Circuit Design for Wireless Applications

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This is the first comprehensive book to address the design of RF MEMS-based circuits for use in high performance wireless systems. A groundbreaking research and reference tool, the book enables you to understand the realm of applications of RF MEMS technology; become knowledgeable of the wide variety and performance levels of RF MEMS devices; and partition the architecture of wireless systems to achieve greater levels of performance. This innovative resource also guides you through the design process of RF ...

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Overview

This is the first comprehensive book to address the design of RF MEMS-based circuits for use in high performance wireless systems. A groundbreaking research and reference tool, the book enables you to understand the realm of applications of RF MEMS technology; become knowledgeable of the wide variety and performance levels of RF MEMS devices; and partition the architecture of wireless systems to achieve greater levels of performance. This innovative resource also guides you through the design process of RF MEMS-based circuits, and establishes a practical knowledge base for the design of high-yield RF MEMS-based circuits.

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Detailing the design of RF MEMS-based circuits for high- performance wireless systems, this reference and guide explains the applications of RF MEMS technology, describes the variety and performance levels of the devices, and provides instruction on partitioning the architecture of wireless systems for optimal performance. Case studies and diagrams illustrate the various engineering approaches. Santos is an electrical engineer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Héctor J. De Los Santos is principal scientist, RF MEMS, at Conventor, Inc. and the author of Introduction to Microelectromechanical (MEM) Microwave Systems (Artech House, 1999). A senior member of the IEEE and distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, he holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Wireless Systems — A Circuits Perspective- Introduction. Spheres of wireless activity —Technical issues. Wireless standards, systems, and architectures. Power and bandwidth-efficient wireless systems —Challenges. MEMS-based wireless appliances enable ubiquitous connectivity. Summary. References. Elements of RF Circuit Design - Introduction. Physical Aspects of RF Circuit Design: Skin Effect. Microstrip lines on thin substrates. Self-resonance frequency. Quality factor. Moding (Packaging). Practical Aspects of RF Circuit Design: DC biasing. Impedance mismatch. Exercises. Summary. References. RF MEMS-Enabled Circuit Elements and Models - Introduction. RF/Microwave substrate properties. Micromachined-Enhanced Elements: Capacitors. Inductors. Varactors. Switches. Resonators. MEMS modeling. Summary. References. Novel RF MEMS-Enabled Circuits - Introduction. Reconfigurable Circuit Elements. Reconfigurable Circuits. Reconfigurable Antennas. Exercises. Summary. References. RF MEMS-Based Circuit Design - Case Studies. Introduction. Filters. Phase Shifters. Voltage-Controlled Oscillators (VCOs). Summary. References. Appendix A - Driving High-Voltage MEMS Devices - Charge Pumps. Appendix B - MEMS in Phase-Locked Loops. Appendix C - GSM: Radio Transmission and Reception Specifications. Author Biography. Index.

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