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April 11, 2006
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Microwave Circuit Design Using Linear and Nonlinear Techniques: Second Edition

George D. Vendelin, Anthony Pavio and Ulrich L. Rohde

Wiley-Interscience • 1078 pages; $148
ISBN: 0-471-41479-4

Approximately 15 years have passed since the first edition of this book. While the basic principles have not changed, today’s technology provides huge opportunities to improve the circuit design by linear and nonlinear techniques. This second edition offers a thorough and vastly expanded revision of the original book. It has been streamlined by following the concepts of systems and their requirements at microwave frequencies, showing the transition between lumped and distributed elements and the new, exciting devices, particularly the silicon-germanium transistors and the low cost BiCMOS technology, which is competing heavily with gallium arsenide and seems to be winning in many wireless applications. A separate chapter is now offered on two-port networks and all their characteristics, followed by two new chapters, one on matching networks and an extensive one on RF microwave filters, including silicon-based filters for cellular telephone applications. The linear two-port chapter has been extended by showing the temperature-dependent noise and detailed derivations of noise figure for both bipolars and FETs. The small-signal amplifier and power amplifier chapters now include the latest design and circuit choices, as well as linearization. The oscillator chapter has been extended to include BiCMOS and SiGe HBT oscillators suitable for high integration and modern noise reduction circuits have been added. Time-domain analyses for starting conditions have also been incorporated. The microwave mixer section has been extended with a wealth of new designs. Consistent with the industry’s needs, there is also a new chapter on RF switches and attenuators. The book ends by looking at and using modern design software, realizing that this field is constantly changing by offering better and faster software tools, although the basic capabilities remain the same.

To order this book, contact: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
One Wiley Drive. Somerset, NJ 08875
(800) 225-5945

Integrated Circuit Design for High-speed Frequency Synthesis

John Rogers, Calvin Plett and Foster Dai

Artech House • 491 pages; $129, £55
ISBN: 1-58053-982-3

There are excellent books on integrated circuit design (IC) and excellent books on synthesizer design but none dealing exclusively with fully integrated synthesizer design. This book deals with frequency synthesizers and the circuits that are used to implement them in modern IC processes. It is devoted to discussing the details of frequency synthesizing design using IC technology. First, the system-level overview and ‘big picture’ is given, followed by circuit details. In Chapter 2, some synthesizer architectures are discussed. In Chapter 3, details of system-level design of PPL-based frequency synthesizers are described. Chapter 4 contains a summary of digital design techniques and issues. In Chapter 5, continuing with the digital theme of Chapter 4, CMOS logic and current mode logic are presented. Specific applications of these digital circuits, such as dividers and phase detectors are discussed in Chapter 6. This is followed in Chapter 7 by a discussion of the charge pump, a circuit with a digital input and an analog output. In Chapter 8, the RF design of oscillators, the final loop component, is presented. Sigma-delta modulators, which control the divider ratio in a PPL-based, fractional-N frequency synthesizer, are discussed in Chapter 9. A detailed discussion of direct digital synthesizers is given in Chapter 10. Finally, Chapter 11 contains a discussion of common digital modulations and direct modulations of frequency synthesizers. Two appendices are included. Appendix A is a review of control theory and Appendix B is an overview of IC technology from a circuit designer point of view.

To order this book, contact: Artech House
685 Canton St. Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 769-9750 ext. 4030; or 46 Gillingham St.
London SW1V 1HH UK
+44 (0) 207-8750

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