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Liu, Yi

RF Circuit Design

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    • Explains theoretical foundation of RF circuit design.
    • Demonstrates the application of design principles in practice.
    • Bridges the gap between theories and practice via carefully selected examples and exercises.

    Aims and Scope

    This book illustrates concepts and principles in RF circuits design, and presents the architecture of frequently-used modules such as filters, amplifiers, transmission lines, power couplers etc. Impedance matching, Smith chart, signal flow graph and electromagnetic compatibility are discussed to facilitate practical design, making the book an essential reference for graduate students in electrical engineering and industrial engineers.


    24.0 x 17.0 cm
    Approx. x, 280 pages
    180 Fig. 30 Tables
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    Yi Liu, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


    Table of Content:
    CHAPTER 1 RF concepts lumped component models
    1.1 The Electromagnetic Spectrum
    1.2 Vector coordinates in rectangular and polar form
    1.3 Combining components
    1.4 Skin Effect
    1.5 Electric field distribution of tablet and charge
    1.6 The magnetic field - the right-hand rule
    1.6.1 Units of Power
    1.6.2 Relative the Decibel (dB)
    1.6.3 Absolute Power
    1.7 Straight-Wire Inductors
    1.8 Straight-Wire Reactance
    1.9 Resistor Equivalent Circuit
    1.10 Frequency characteristics of metal-file vs Carbon-composition resistors
    1.11 Inductor equivalent circuit
    1.12 Impedance of Inductor vs Frequency
    1.13 Q of an Inductor vs Frequency
    1.14 Methods of increasing the Q
    1.15 Single-Layer Air-Core Inductor Design
    1.16 Toroid Inductor
    1.17 Core Characteristics
    1.18 Magnetic-Core Materials
    1.19 Magnetic-Core Inductor Equivalent Circuit
    1.20 Toroidal inductor design
    1.21 Practical winding hints
    1.22 Capacitor Equivalent Circuit
    1.23 Impedance of Capacitor vs Frequency
    CHAPTER 2 Filters and resonant circuits
    2.1 Resonant Circuits
    2.2 Definition on filter response
    2.3 Frequency response of a simple RC low-pass filter
    2.4 Simple high-pass filter
    2.5 Calculation of frequency attenuation of LC resonant circuit
    2.6 Load Q
    2.6.1 Effect of Rs and RL on the Loaded Q
    2.6.2 Effect of Rs and RL on the Loaded Q
    2.6.3 Load Q
    2.6.4 A series-to-parallel transformation
    2.6.5 The effect of component Q on loaded Q
    2.6.6 The effect of component Q on insertion loss
    2.6.7 Impedance transformation to increase Q
    2.7 Filter Type
    2.8 Relation of loaded Q, ripple and element’s number
    2.9 Normalization and the Low-pass prototype
    2.10 The Butterworth filter
    2.10.1 The Butterworth response (Maximally flat)
    2.10.2 Butterworth low-pass filter component values
    2.10.3 Unequal Termination
    2.11 The Chebyshev filter
    2.11.1 The Chebyshev Response (Equiripple Filter)
    2.11.2 More ripple value, more attenuation
    2.11.3 The attenuation of a Chebyshev filter
    2.13 Frequency and Impedance Scaling
    2.14 Low pass filter design
    2.15 High-Pass Filter Design
    2.16 Band-pass filter design
    2.17 Frequency response exhibits geometric symmetry
    2.18 Low-pass to band-pass circuit transformation
    2.19 BPF Frequency and Impedance Scaling
    2.20 Summary of the Bandpass Filter Design Procedure
    2.21 Band-Rejection Filter Design
    2.22 Low-pass to band-reject transformation
    2.23 BRF Frequency and Impedance Scaling
    2.24 The Effects of Finite Q
    2.25 Recommendation for using the highest-Q components
    CHAPTER 3 Transmission lines and s-parameter
    3.1 Analysis of Differences between Low frequency and High frequency
    3.2 Equivalent Lumped-Circuit Model of Transmission Line
    3.3 Travelling Wave Equation and Characteristic Impedance Z0
    3.4 The reflection coefficient Γ(x)
    3.5 For a lossless Transmission Line
    3.6 Quarter wave transformer
    3.7 Types of Transmission Lines
    3.7.1 the basic transmission line
    3.7.2 Open Two-Wire Line (TEM mode)
    3.7.3 Lossy Dielectrics(Loss Tangent)
    3.8 The Coaxial Line
    3.8.1 TEM mode field pattern
    3.8.2 Attenuation per unit length for coaxial line
    3.8.3 Higher-mode propagation in coaxial lines
    3.9 The effect of higher-mode propagation on power transmission
    3.10 Symmetrical strip transmission (stripline)
    3.10.1 TEM mode field pattern
    3.10.2 Characteristic Impedance for Stripline
    3.10.3 Two Higher-Order Stripline Modes
    3.11 Asymmetric strip transmission (microstrip)
    3.11.1 An enclosed microstrip configuration
    3.11.2 Effective Dielectric Constant(εeff)
    3.11.3 Characteristic Impedance for Microstrip
    3.11.4 Suppress Higher-Order Mode in Microstrip
    3.12 Other strip Transmission Lines
    3.13 Network Characterization
    3.13.1 Traditional Network
    3.13.2 Measurement H-Parameter
    3.13.3 Transmission lines for Two-port Network
    3.13.4 S-Parameter for Two-Port Network
    3.14 Multiple-Port Network
    CHAPTER 4 Impedance matching technique
    4.1 Impedance matching
    4.2 Four types of the impedance matching network
    4.3 The L network
    4.4 Two basic approaches in impedance-matching
    4.5 The three-element impedance matching network
    4.5.1 The π network
    4.5.2 The T network
    4.6 Low Q and broad bandwidth matching network
    CHAPTER 5 The Smith Chart and application
    5.1 The Smith Chart
    5.2 Smith Chart Construction
    5.3 Constant resistance and constant reactance circle
    5.3.1 Constant resistance circle
    5.3.2 Constant reactance circle
    5.4 Conversion of Impedance to admittance
    5.5 Superimposed Admittance Coordinates
    5.6 Superimposed admittance coordinates
    5.7 Addition of a shunt inductor 199
    5.8 Series and parallel resistance on the Smith chart
    5.9 Impedance matching on the Smith chart
    5.10 The Compressed Smith Charts
    5.11 Frequency Response of Networks
    5.12 Lines of constant Q
    5.13 Smith chart in the transmission line
    CHAPTER 6 Signal flow graphs
    6.1 Signal Flow Graph Technique
    6.1.1 The use of the signal flow and its rules
    6.1.2 Signal flow graph of a generator
    6.2 Mason’s Rule (the non-touching loop rule)
    6.3 Transducer Power Gain GT
    6.4 Transducer Power gain Equation
    CHAPTER 7 Small-signal amplifier design
    7.1 Unilateral transducer power gain
    7.2 Stability Considerations 233
    7.2.1 Stable and unstable conditions
    7.2.2 Stability Circle
    7.3 Maximum Available Gain
    7.3.1Maximum Available Gain Conditions
    7.3.2Maximum Available Gain(MAG) and Maximum Stable Gain(MSG)
    7.3.3 Constant-gain circles
    7.3.4 Noise in two-port networks
    7.4 Noise Figure
    7.4.1 Noise Figure Definition
    7.4.2 Noise Figure of two-stage Amplifier
    7.4.3 Constant noise figure circles
    CHAPTER 8 Power Divider, Combiner and Coupler
    8.1 The wilkison power divider/combiner
    8.1.1 Even-Odd Mode Analysis
    8.1.2 Analysis to find S11
    8.1.3 Frequency Response of Wilkinson Divider
    8.2 Quadrature and Hybrid (Branch-Line)
    8.3 The 180 Hybrid (Rat-Race)
    8.4 Directional Coupler
    8.5 Coupled line Theory
    8.6 Lange Coupler
    CHAPTER 9 PIN Diode Circuits
    9.1 PIN diode structure
    9.2 PIN Diode Principle
    9.3 PIN Diode Equivalent Circuit
    9.4 Single-Pole Switch
    9.4.1 Single-Pole Switch (series configuration)
    9.4.2 Single-Pole Switch (Shunt Configuration)
    9.5 Design of Multiple Diode
    9.6 Single-Pole Multi-Throw (SPNT)
    9.7 A SPDT PIN Diode T/R Switch for PCN
    9.8 T/R Switch For PCN
    9.9 Design of Constant Impedance Switches and
    9.10 PIN Diode Phase Shifters
    9.11 A switched-line Phase Shifter
    9.12 Loaded-Line Phase Shifters
    9.13 Reflection Phase Shifter
    CHAPTER 10 Application of power amplifier design
    10.1. The introduction for Power Amplifier Applications
    10.2. Digital Pre-Distortion(DPD)
    10.2.1 Power Amplifier Model(PAM) PA Behavioral Models
    10.2.2 Digital Pre-distortion(DPD) architect The inverse structure
    10.2.3 DPD performance result
    10.3 Crest factor reduction
    10.3.1 Some basic definitions
    10.3.2. Crest Factor Reduction
    10.4 Envelop Tracking
    10.4.1. ET Systems Framework
    10.4.2 Wideband High-Efficiency Envelope Amplifier
    10.4.3 Measurement of ET amplifier
    CHAPTER 11 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Integrated Circuits (ICs)
    11.1 Basic Concepts in EMC for ICs
    11.1.1 Electromagnetic Interference
    11.1.2 Crosstalk Equations
    11.1.3 Electromagnetic Radiation
    11.2 EMC Test Measurement
    11.2.1 EMI Testing of Cs
    11.2.2 EMS Testing of ICs
    11.3. Models for EMC Simulation
    11.3.1. IBIS Model
    11.3.2. ICEM Model
    11.3.3. ICIM model
    11.3.4 Simulation Result

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