RF Front-End: World Class Designs - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781856176224, 9780080950815

RF Front-End: World Class Designs

1st Edition

Editors: Janine Love
Paperback ISBN: 9781856176224
eBook ISBN: 9780080950815
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 9th February 2009
Page Count: 496
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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 Cha


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 propagation Chapter 2 RF Front End Design Chapter 3 Radio Transmission Fundamentals Chapter 4 Advanced Architectures Chapter 5 RF Power Amplifiers Chapter 6 RF Amplifiers CHAPTER 7 Basics of PA Design Chapter 8 Power Amplifiers Chapter 9 RF/IF Circuits Chapter 10 Filters Chapter 11 Transmission Lines and PCBs as Filters Chapter 12 Tuning and Matching Chapter 13 Impedance Matching Chapter 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


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


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About the Editors

Janine Love Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Site Editor, RF Designline