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RF and Microwave Transmitter Design

ISBN: 978-0-470-52099-4
832 pages
July 2011
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RF and Microwave Transmitter Design is unique in its coverage of both historical transmitter design and cutting edge technologies. This text explores the results of well-known and new theoretical analyses, while informing readers of modern radio transmitters' pracitcal designs and their components. Jam-packed with information, this book broadcasts and streamlines the author's considerable experience in RF and microwave design and development.
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1 Passive Elements and Circuit Theory

1.1 Immittance Two-Port Network Parameters

1.2 Scattering Parameters

1.3 Interconnections of Two-Port Networks

1.4 Practical Two-Port Networks

1.5 Three-Port Network with Common Terminal

1.6 Lumped Elements

1.7 Transmission Line

1.8 Types of Transmission Lines

1.9 Noise


2 Active Devices and Modeling

2.1 Diodes

2.2 Varactors


2.4 MESFETs and HEMTs

2.5 BJTs and HBTs


3 Impedance Matching

3.1 Main Principles

3.2 Smith Chart

3.3 Matching with Lumped Elements

3.4 Matching with Transmission Lines

3.5 Matching Networks with Mixed Lumped and Distributed Elements


4 Power Transformers, Combiners, and Couplers

4.1 Basic Properties

4.2 Transmission-Line Transformers and Combiners

4.3 Baluns

4.4 Wilkinson Power Dividers/Combiners

4.5 Microwave Hybrids

4.6 Coupled-Line Directional Couplers


5 Filters

5.1 Types of Filters

5.2 Filter Design Using Image Parameter Method

5.3 Filter Design Using Insertion Loss Method

5.4 Bandpass and Bandstop Transformation

5.5 Transmission-Line Low-Pass Filter Implementation

5.6 Coupled-Line Filters

5.7 SAW and BAW Filters


6 Modulation and Modulators

6.1 Amplitude Modulation

6.2 Single-Sideband Modulation

6.3 Frequency Modulation

6.4 Phase Modulation

6.5 Digital Modulation

6.6 Class-S Modulator

6.7 Multiple Access Techniques


7 Mixers and Multipliers

7.1 Basic Theory

7.2 Single-Diode Mixers

7.3 Balanced Diode Mixers

7.4 Transistor Mixers

7.5 Dual-Gate FET Mixer

7.6 Balanced Transistor Mixers

7.7 Frequency Multipliers


8 Oscillators

8.1 Oscillator Operation Principles

8.2 Oscillator Configurations and Historical Aspect

8.3 Self-Bias Condition

8.4 Parallel Feedback Oscillator

8.5 Series Feedback Oscillator

8.6 Push–Push Oscillators

8.7 Stability of Self-Oscillations

8.8 Optimum Design Techniques

8.9 Noise in Oscillators

8.10 Voltage-Controlled Oscillators

8.11 Crystal Oscillators

8.12 Dielectric Resonator Oscillators


9 Phase-Locked Loops

9.1 Basic Loop Structure

9.2 Analog Phase-Locked Loops

9.3 Charge-Pump Phase-Locked Loops

9.4 Digital Phase-Locked Loops

9.5 Loop Components

9.6 Loop Parameters

9.7 Phase Modulation Using Phase-Locked Loops

9.8 Frequency Synthesizers


10 Power Amplifier Design Fundamentals

10.1 Power Gain and Stability

10.2 Basic Classes of Operation: A, AB, B, and C

10.3 Linearity

10.4 Nonlinear Effect of Collector Capacitance

10.5 DC Biasing

10.6 Push–Pull Power Amplifiers

10.7 Broadband Power Amplifiers

10.8 Distributed Power Amplifiers

10.9 Harmonic Tuning Using Load–Pull Techniques

10.10 Thermal Characteristics


11 High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers

11.1 Class D

11.2 Class F

11.3 Inverse Class F

11.4 Class E with Shunt Capacitance

11.5 Class E with Finite dc-Feed Inductance

11.6 Class E with Quarterwave Transmission Line

11.7 Class FE

11.8 CAD Design Example: 1.75 GHz HBT Class E MMIC Power Amplifier


12 Linearization and Efficiency Enhancement Techniques

12.1 Feedforward Amplifier Architecture

12.2 Cross Cancellation Technique

12.3 Reflect Forward Linearization Amplifier

12.4 Predistortion Linearization

12.5 Feedback Linearization

12.6 Doherty Power Amplifier Architectures

12.7 Outphasing Power Amplifiers

12.8 Envelope Tracking

12.9 Switched Multipath Power Amplifiers

12.10 Kahn EER Technique and Digital Power Amplification


13 Control Circuits

13.1 Power Detector and VSWR Protection

13.2 Switches

13.3 Phase Shifters

13.4 Attenuators

13.5 Variable Gain Amplifiers

13.6 Limiters


14 Transmitter Architectures

14.1 Amplitude-Modulated Transmitters

14.2 Single-Sideband Transmitters

14.3 Frequency-Modulated Transmitters

14.4 Television Transmitters

14.5 Wireless Communication Transmitters

14.6 Radar Transmitters

14.7 Satellite Transmitters

14.8 Ultra-Wideband Communication Transmitters



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Andrei Grebennikov is a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, in Ireland. His responsibilities include the design and development of advanced highly efficient and linear transmitter architectures for base station cellular applications. He has taught at the University of Linz in Austria, the Institute of Microelectronics in Singapore, and the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics. He has written over eighty scientific papers, has written four books, and is a Senior Member of IEEE.
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