The growth in RF and wireless/mobile computing devices that operate at microwave frequencies has resulted in explosive demand for integrated circuits capable of operating at such frequencies in order to accomplish functions like frequency division, phase shifting, attenuation, and isolators and circulators for antennas. This book is an introduction to such ICs, combining theory and practical applications of those devices. In addition to this combined theory and application approach, the author discusses the critical importance of differing fabrication materials on the performance of ICs at different frequencies. This is an area often overlooked when choosing ICs for RF and microwave applications, yet it can be a crucial factor in how an IC performs in a given application.

Key Features

  • Gives reader a solid background in an increasingly important area of circuit design
  • Emphasis on combination of theoretical discussions with practical application examples
  • In-depth discussion of critical, but often overlooked topic of different fabrication material performances at varying frequencies


Electrical/Electronic engineers; RF/Microwave engineers; Analog, Mixed Signal, Digital Baseband and Wireless engineers; Integrated Circuit designers; upper level and graduate electrical engineering students

Table of Contents

Intro.; Characteristics of Planar Transmission Lines; Characteristics of Planar Coupled Lines; Distributed and Lumped Elements of Integrated Circuits; Common Features and Parameters of Networks; Analysis of Symmetrical Networks; Directional Couplers; Dividers and Combiners; Filters; Phase Shifters; Diode Control Devices; Circulators and Isolators; Modular Design; Appendix A- Substrates, B-Properties of Metals, and C- Multiport Representations


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© 2003
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About the author

Leo Maloratsky

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Engineer, Rockwell Collins, Indialantic, FL, USA


"This book focuses on the fundamentals of integrated RF and microwave passive circuits and control devices." --Microwave Journal 2004