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

RF Front-End: World Class Designs

1st Edition

Editors: Janine Love
eBook ISBN: 9780080950815
Paperback ISBN: 9781856176224
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

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


Description

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

Readership

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


Details

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

About the Editors

Janine Love Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Site Editor, RF Designline