Description

Based on familiar circuit theory and basic physics, this book serves as an invaluable reference for both analog and digital engineers alike. For those who work with analog RF, this book is a must-have resource. With computers and networking equipment of the 21st century running at such high frequencies, it is now crucial for digital designers to understand electromagnetic fields, radiation and transmission lines. This knowledge is necessary for maintaining signal integrity and achieving EMC compliance. Since many digital designers are lacking in analog design skills, let alone electromagnetics, an easy-to-read but informative book on electromagnetic topics should be considered a welcome addition to their professional libraries.

Key Features

Covers topics using conceptual explanations and over 150 lucid figures, in place of complex mathematicsDemystifies antennas, waveguides, and transmission line phenomenaProvides the foundation necessary to thoroughly understand signal integrity issues associated with high-speed digital design

Readership

Level 2 and 3

Table of Contents

Introduction and Survey of the Electromagnetic Spectrum; Fundamentals of Electric Fields; Fundamentals of Magnetic Fields; Electrodynamics; Radiation; Relativity and Quantum Physics; The Hidden Schematic; Transmission Lines; Waveguides and Shields; Circuits as Guides for Waves and S-Parameters; Antennas: How to Make Circuits That Radiate; EMC (Part I: Basics, Part II: PCB Techniques, Part III: Cabling); Lenses, Dishes, and Antenna Arrays; Diffraction; Frequency Dependence of Materials, Thermal Radiation, and Noise; Electrical Engineering Book Recommendations; Index

Details

No. of pages:
410
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
eBook ISBN:
9780080505237
Print ISBN:
9780750674034
Print ISBN:
9781493302932

About the author

Ron Schmitt

Ron Schmitt is the director of electrical engineering support for Sensor Research and Development Corp. in Orono, Maine. He manages the group responsible for electronics design for chemical-sensor research and products. He has a BSEE from Cornell University and an MSEE from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Maine.

Reviews

Providing a comprehensive and practical understanding of electromagnetic fields and the principles necessary for circuit design at RF, this book is a helpful resource for analog and digital engineers alike. -Poptronics