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High-Frequency and Microwave Circuit Design, Second Edition

By Charles Nelson

CRC Press – 2007 – 176 pages

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    978-0-8493-7562-0
    October 28th 2007

Description

An integral part of any communications system, high-frequency and microwave design stimulates major progress in the wireless world and continues to serve as a foundation for the commercial wireless products we use every day. The exceptional pace of advancement in developing these systems stipulates that engineers be well versed in multiple areas of electronics engineering.

With more illustrations, examples, and worked problems, High-Frequency and Microwave Circuit Design, Second Edition provides engineers with a diverse body of knowledge they can use to meet the needs of this rapidly progressing field.

The book details the modulation and demodulation of circuits and relates resonant circuits to practical needs. The author provides a logical progression of material that moves from medium frequencies to microwave frequencies. He introduces rectangular waveguides as high-pass devices and explains conditions under which dielectric breakdown may limit the amount of power that may be transmitted in a completely expanded chapter. The section on antennas is completely updated to demystify the useful characteristic of antennas and relate their performance to the requirements of digital communication systems.

Exploring the latest developments in communications engineering, this reference outlines a variety of topics using sufficient mathematical derivations and provides an overview of the concepts engineers need to understand current technologies and develop those of the future.

Contents

FROM LUMPED TO DISTRIBUTED PARAMETERS

Expected and Unexpected Results from the Network Analyzer

Distributed Parameters in Coaxial Lines

Equivalent Circuit for Coaxial Lines

Characteristic Impedance on Coaxial Lines

Terminal Conditions-Reflection Coefficient

Mr. Smith's Invaluable Chart

Characteristic Impedance of Microstrip Lines

WAVEGUIDES

Fields in Rectangular Waveguides

Wavelength of Dominate mode propagation in waveguide

Reactive Circuit Elements in Waveguides

Power Handling in Coaxial Cables

IMPEDANCE MATCHING TECHNIQUES

Use of Smith Chart in Lumped Impedance-Matching

Impedance-matching with a Single Reactive Element

Stub Matching

When and How to Unmatch Lines

Designing Reactances for Waveguides

Location of Iris from Standing Wave Measurements

SCATTERING COEFFICIENTS OF TWOPORTS

Hybrid Two-Port Parameters

Now about Those Scattering Coefficients

Two-Port High Frequency Models for Bipolar Transistors

Input and Output Impedance, General Case

Stability Circles for the Potentially Unstable Transistor

SELECTIVE CIRCUITS AND OSCILLTORS

LRC Series Resonance

Parallel Resonance

Receiver Requirements

Image Frequency and RF Amplifier Requirements

Piezoelectric Crystal Resonance

Principles of Sine Wave Oscillators: the Phase-Shift Oscillator

Colpitts and Hartley Configurations

Crystal=Controlled Oscillators

Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCO)

MODULATION AND DEMODULATION CIRCUITRY

Some Fundamentals: Why Modulate

How to Shift Frequency

Analog Multipliers or "Mixers"

Synchronous Detection of Suppressed Carrier Signals

Single Sideband Suppressed Carrier

Amplitude Modulation-Double Sideband with Carrier

The Envelope Detector

Envelope Detection of SSB using Injected Carrier

Direct v. Indirect means of Generating FM

Quick and Dirty FM Slope Detection

Lower Distortion FM Detection

Digital means of Modulation

Correlation Detection

Digital QAM

THERMAL NOISE AND AMPLIFIER NOISE FIGURES

Thermal Noise

Available Noise Power

Amplifier Noise Figure and Excess Temperature

Noise Factor of an Attenuating Cable

Transistor Gain and Noise Circles

Narrowband Noise

Noise and Interference in FM Systems

Noise in Digital Systems: Basic Properties of Gaussian Distributions

ANTENNAS AND ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Fields from a Current Element

Radiated Power and Radiation Resistance

Directive gain

Antenna Arrays for Increased Directive gain

Actual Gain via Numerical Integration

Broadside Arrays

Antenna Aperture and Other Application of Gain

The Communication Link Budget

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