Wireless Receiver Architectures and Design

Wireless Receiver Architectures and Design

Antennas, RF, Synthesizers, Mixed Signal, and Digital Signal Processing

1st Edition - June 17, 2014

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  • Author: Tony Rouphael
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123786418
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123786401

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Wireless Receiver Architectures and Design presents the various designs and architectures of wireless receivers in the context of modern multi-mode and multi-standard devices. This one-stop reference and guide to designing low-cost low-power multi-mode, multi-standard receivers treats analog and digital signal processing simultaneously, with equal detail given to the chosen architecture and modulating waveform. It provides a complete understanding of the receiver‘s analog front end and the digital backend, and how each affects the other. The book explains the design process in great detail, starting from an analysis of requirements to the choice of architecture and finally to the design and algorithm development. The advantages and disadvantages of each wireless architecture and the suitability to a standard are given, enabling a better choice of design methodology, receiver lineup, analog block, and digital algorithm for a particular architecture. Whether you are a communications engineer working in system architecture and waveform design, an RF engineer working on noise and linearity budget and line-up analysis, a DSP engineer working on algorithm development, or an analog or digital design engineer designing circuits for wireless transceivers, this book is your one-stop reference and guide to designing low-cost low-power multi-mode multi-standard receivers. The material in this book is organized and presented to lead you from applied theory to practical design with plenty of examples and case studies drawn from modern wireless standards.

Key Features

  • Provides a complete description of receiver architectures together with their pros and cons, enabling a better choice of design methodology
  • Covers the design trade-offs and algorithms between the analog front end and the digital modem – enabling an end-to-end design approach
  • Addresses multi-mode multi-standard low-cost, low-power radio design – critical for producing the applications for Smart phones and portable internet devices


R&D engineers in communications engineering and signal processing; Electronic Engineers, RF System Engineers and Architects, DSP System Architects and Communications Engineers, RF Design Engineers, Analog Design Engineers, Mixed Signal Engineers, Digital Design Engineers

Table of Contents

    • Dedication
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Chapter 1. Antenna Systems, Transmission Lines, and Matching Networks
      • 1.1. Basic parameters
      • 1.2. Matching circuits
      • 1.3. Common antenna types
    • Chapter 2. Microwave Network Design and Analysis
      • 2.1. Network models
      • 2.2. Signal flow graphs
      • 2.3. Three-port and four-port networks
    • Chapter 3. Noise in Wireless Receiver Systems
      • 3.1. Thermal noise
      • 3.2. Phase noise
      • 3.3. Coexistence
      • 3.4. Appendix: thermal noise statistics
    • Chapter 4. System Nonlinearity
      • 4.1. Classification of system nonlinearity
      • 4.2. Memoryless nonlinear systems
      • 4.3. Nonlinearity systems with memory: the Volterra series
      • 4.4. Appendix A: mathematical identities
      • 4.5. Appendix B: effect of in-phase and quadrature imbalance on image rejection
      • 4.6. Appendix C: description of the harmonic balance method
    • Chapter 5. Signal Sampling and Distortion
      • 5.1. Analog and digital signal representation
      • 5.2. Signal distortion due to sampling and conversion imperfections
      • 5.3. Antialiasing filtering requirements
      • 5.4. Quantization noise based on spectral analysis
    • Chapter 6. Data Conversion
      • 6.1. Basic building blocks
      • 6.2. Nyquist converters
      • 6.3. ΔΣ converters
      • 6.4. Performance analysis of ΔΣ modulators
      • 6.5. Nonidealities in ΔΣ modulator circuits
    • Chapter 7. Frequency Synthesis and Gain Control
      • 7.1. Automatic gain control
      • 7.2. Frequency synthesizers
    • Chapter 8. Receiver Architectures
      • 8.1. Direct-conversion receiver
      • 8.2. Superheterodyne receiver
      • 8.3. Low-IF receiver
      • 8.4. Typical driving requirements
      • 8.5. Appendices
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 502
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: June 17, 2014
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123786418
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123786401

About the Author

Tony Rouphael

Tony J. Rouphael has worked on all aspects of wireless communications ranging from antenna and RF to digital signal processing. At Philips, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, RF Micro Devices, and others, he has developed products in TDMA IS-136, CDMA2000, GSM, WCDMA, UWB, 802.11, and software defined radio for JTRS applications. He holds 48 US patents, published over 20 journal articles in signal processing and communications, and published a book entitled RF and Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio with Elsevier-Newnes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief systems Engineer, L-3 Linkabit, USA

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