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Here is your complete resource for state-of-the-art and cutting-edge techniques used for designing and fabricating broadband amplifiers. The book covers the complete design cycle, detailing each stage in a practical, hands-on manner to enable one to quickly gain specialist knowledge and insight into the intricacies of broadband amplifier design. Beginning with a discussion of amplifier theory and architecture, it delves into procedures for carrying out small-signal and large-signal characterization that are essential to the accurate modeling of broadband amplifiers. You learn how DPHEMT transistors deliver superior performance and how to use these devices in the simulation and design of broadband amplifiers. All the necessary analytical and practical information is provided on the design of broadband amplifiers via real examples.
About the Author
Bal S. Virdee is a senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University where he is leads the Microwave Research Group and is the Director of London Metropolitan Microwaves Center. Previously he was a research and development engineer for Philips and has taught at various UK Universities. A Fellow of the IEE and a Chartered Engineer, he received a M.Phil. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds and a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of London. Avtar S. Virdee is a technical consultant at Filtronic Components Ltd., where he works on the design, development and production of broadband amplifiers and microwave components for EW and optical systems. He previously worked at British Aerospace, Plessey Microwave Electronics, and Electtronica (UK) Ltd. A Fellow of the IEE, Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Chartered Engineer, he received a M.Sc. in Microwave Electronics from the University of Cranfield and a Ph.D. from the University of North London, where he specialized in efficiency improvement of broadband microwave amplifiers. Ben Y. Banyamin is a senior engineer involved with the design and development of third generation mobile phones at the NEC Technologies (UK) Ltd. He previously worked at Wireless System International Limited where he designed power amplifiers for 3G base-station. He is a member of the IEE and IEEE. Recipient of the Japan Microwave Prize in 1998, he received his B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Ph.D. in the field of communications systems from Brunel University.
Table of Contents
Overview on Broadband Amplifiers. Principles and Applications of Distributed Amplifiers. Device Structure and Mode of Operation. Device Characterization and Modeling. Amplifier Class of Operation. Design of Broadband Microwave Amplifiers. Fabrication of Broadband Amplifiers. Ultra-Broadband Hybrid and Broadband Monolithic Amplifiers. Reference. Appendix.