RF Front-End: World Class Designs

RF Front-End: World Class Designs

1st Edition - February 9, 2009

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  • Editor: Janine Love
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080950815
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781856176224

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All the design and development inspiration and direction a harware engineer needs in one blockbuster book! Janine Love site editor for RF Design Line,columnist, and author has selected the very best RF design material from the Newnes portfolio and has compiled it into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of RF front end design from antenna and filter design fundamentals to optimized layout techniques with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving RF front end design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary RF front end design issues.Contents:Chapter 1 Radio waves and propagationChapter 2 RF Front End DesignChapter 3 Radio Transmission FundamentalsChapter 4 Advanced ArchitecturesChapter 5 RF Power AmplifiersChapter 6 RF AmplifiersCHAPTER 7 Basics of PA DesignChapter 8 Power AmplifiersChapter 9 RF/IF CircuitsChapter 10 FiltersChapter 11 Transmission Lines and PCBs as FiltersChapter 12 Tuning and MatchingChapter 13 Impedance MatchingChapter 14 RF Power Linearization Techniques

Key Features

*Hand-picked content selected by Janine Love, RF DesignLine site editor and author
*Proven best design practices for antennas, filters, and layout
*Case histories and design examples get you off and running on your current project

Readership

RF and Wireless Designers and Engineers; Electronics Designers and Programmers; Application Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Radio waves and propagation
    1.1 Electric fields
    1.2 Magnetic fields
    1.3 Radio waves
    1.4 Frequency to wavelength conversion
    1.5 Radio spectrum
    1.6 Polarization
    1.7 How radio signals travel
    1.8 Refraction, reflection and diffraction
    1.9 Reflected signals
    1.10 Layers above the earth
    1.11 Ground wave
    1.12 Skywaves
    1.13 Distances and the angle of radiation
    1.14 Multiple reflections
    1.15 Critical frequency
    1.16 MUF
    1.17 LUF
    1.18 Skip zone
    1.19 State of the ionosphere
    1.20 Fading
    1.21 Ionospheric disturbances
    1.22 Very low frequency propagation
    1.23 VHF and above
    1.24 Greater distances
    1.25 Troposcatter
    1.26 Sporadic E
    1.27 Meteor scatter
    1.28 Frequencies above 3 GHz

    Chapter 2 RF Front End Design
    2.1 HIGHER LEVELS OF INTEGRATION
    2.2 BASIC RECEIVER ARCHITECTURES
    2.3 ADC’S EFFECT ON FRONT-END DESIGN
    2.4 SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIOS
    2.5 CASE STUDY—MODERN COMMUNICATION RECEIVER

    Chapter 3 Radio Transmission Fundamentals
    3.1 Defining Transmission Capacity and Throughput
    3.2 Bandwidth, Radios, and Shannon’s Law
    3.3 Bandwidth Efficiency
    3.4 Forward Error Correction (FEC)
    3.5 Radio Regulation
    3.6 Licensed Versus Unlicensed Radio Spectrum
    3.7 Unlicensed Spectrum in the Rest of the World
    3.8 General Difficulties in Wireless
    3.9 Basic Characteristics of 802.11 Wireless LANs
    3.10 Conclusion

    Chapter 4 Advanced Architectures

    Chapter 5 RF Power Amplifiers
    5.1 Power Amplifier Class of Operation
    5.2 Conclusion
    5.3 References

    Chapter 6 RF Amplifiers
    6.1 Noise and preselectors/preamplifiers
    6.2 Amplifier configurations
    6.3 Transistor gain
    6.4 Classification by common element
    6.5 Transistor biasing
    6.6 Frequency characteristics
    6.7 JFET and MOSFET connections
    6.8 JFET preselector
    6.9 VHF receiver preselector
    6.10 MOSFET preselector
    6.11 Voltage-tuned receiver preselector
    6.12 Broadband RF preamplifier for VLF, LF and AM BCB
    6.13 Push-pull RF amplifiers
    6.14 Broadband RF amplifier (50 ohm input and output)

    CHAPTER 7 Basics of PA Design
    7.1 Spectral-Domain Analysis
    7.2 Basic Classes of Operation: A, AB, B, and C
    7.3 Active Device Models
    7.4 High-Frequency Conduction Angle
    7.5 Nonlinear Effect of Collector Capacitance
    7.6 Push-Pull Power Amplifiers
    7.7 Power Gain and Stability
    7.8 Parametric Oscillations
    References

    Chapter 8 Power Amplifiers
    8.1 Safety hazards to be considered
    8.2 First design decisions
    8.3 Levellers, VSWR protection, RF routing switches
    8.4 Starting the design
    8.5 Low-pass filter design
    8.6 Discrete PA stages
    References

    Chapter 9 RF/IF Circuits
    Chapter Introduction
    9.1 Mixers
    9.2 Modulators
    9.3 Analog Multipliers
    9.4 Logarithmic Amplifiers
    9.5 Tru-Power Detectors
    9.6 VGAs
    9.7 Direct Digital Synthesis
    9.8 PLLs

    Chapter 10 Filters
    10.1 CLASSIFICATION
    10.2 FILTER SYNTHESIS
    10.3 LPFs
    10.4 BPFs

    Chapter 11 Transmission Lines and PCBs as Filters
    11.1 Transmission Lines as Filters
    11.2 Open-Circuit Line
    11.3 Short-Circuit Line
    11.4 Use Of Misterminated Lines
    11.5 Printed Circuits as Filters
    11.6 Bandpass Filters
    References

    Chapter 12 Tuning and Matching
    12.1 Vectors for RF circuits
    12.2 L–C resonant tank circuits
    12.3 Tuned RF/IF transformers
    12.4 Construction of RF/IF transformers
    12.5 Bandwidth of RF/IF transformers
    12.6 Choosing component values for L–C resonant tank circuits
    12.7 The tracking problem
    12.8 The RF amplifier/antenna tuner problem
    12.9 The local oscillator (LO) problem
    12.10 Trimmer capacitor method
    12.11 Impedance matching in RF circuits
    12.12 Transformer matching
    12.13 Resonant transformers
    12.14 Resonant networks
    12.15 Inverse-L network
    12.16 ð-network
    12.17 Split-capacitor network
    12.18 Transistor-to-transistor impedance matching

    Chapter 13 Impedance Matching
    13.1 BACKGROUND
    13.2 THE L NETWORK
    13.3 DEALING WITH COMPLEX LOADS
    13.4 THREE-ELEMENT MATCHING
    13.5 LOW-Q OR WIDEBAND MATCHING NETWORKS
    13.6 THE SMITH CHART
    13.7 IMPEDANCE MATCHING ON THE SMITH CHART
    13.8 SOFTWARE DESIGN TOOLS
    13.9 SUMMARY

    Chapter 14 RF Power Linearization Techniques
    14.1 RF Amplifier Nonlinearity
    14.2 Linearization Techniques
    14.3 Digital Baseband Predistortion
    14.4 Conclusion
    Suggested Readings

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2009
  • Published: February 9, 2009
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080950815
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781856176224

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Janine Love

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Site Editor, RF Designline

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