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Technologies for RF Systems

Technologies for RF Systems

By (author): Terry Edwards
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781630814502

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This comprehensive resource provides an introduction to the main concepts, technologies, and components in microwave and RF engineering. This book presents details about how to design various amplifiers, circuits, and chips for communication systems. It offers insight into selecting appropriate ADC and DAC technology. Several worked examples are found throughout the book. This book provides a summary of 21st century RF systems and electronics and discusses the challenges of frequency bands and wavelengths, software-defined radio (SDR) and cognitive radio.

 

RF semiconductors are covered, including bandgap, drift velocity, resistors, diodes, and various transistors. This book offers details about passive RF components, capacitors, inductors, resistors, coaxial, and microstrip lines as well as coplanar waveguide. Passive RF circuit elements are presented and this book covers the fundamentals of directional couplers, including Lange couplers and Wilkinson dividers. Switches, attenuators, and digital circuits are discussed. This book is packed with additional coverage of RF filters, antennas, and small-signal RF amplifiers, and includes chapters on noise and LNAs, RF power amplifiers and RF-oriented ADCs and DACs. Modulation techniques and technologies are also presented.

21st Century RF Systems and Electronics; RF Semiconductors; Passive RF Components; Passive RF Circuit Elements; Switches, Attenuators and Digital Circuits; Radio-Frequency Filters; Antennas; Small-Signal RF Amplifiers; Noise and LNAs; RF Power Amplifiers; RF-Oriented ADCs and DACs; Radio-Frequency Sources; Frequency-Band Conversion; Modulation Techniques and Technologies

  • Terry Edwards

    was the executive director of Engalco, a consultancy firm based in the United Kingdom mainly specializing in signal transmission technologies and the global industry. He holds an M.Phil. postgraduate degree in microwave research, has led seminars on fiber optics, and has written several articles and books including Fiber Optic Systems—Network Applications (John Wiley and Sons, 1989), Foundations for Microstrip Circuit Design (John Wiley and Sons, 1st edition, 1981; 2nd edition, 1991), and Microwave Electronics (Edward Arnold, 1984). He has been involved with and managed many consultancy programs. Studies completed and published by Engalco include several on the microwave industry in both Europe and North America and, under sponsorship with a North American corporation, microwave-based systems in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Terry travels considerably to conferences and trade exhibitions including Atlanta, Denver, Geneva, Paris, Philadelphia, San Jose, and Santa Rosa in recent years. He is on the editorial advisory board for the International Journal of Communication Systems. Terry Edwards has also acted as an expert witness at a Philadelphia court hearing involving a fiber-optics product technology dispute. A Fellow of the IEE and member of the IEEE, Terry regularly consults for both national and overseas companies and is on the prestigious IEE (London) President’s List of Consultants.

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