AWR Corp., the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, announces that for a limited time the company will offer a free eBook download of Chapter 18, “Wideband Amplifiers,” from the new second edition of engineering professor Michael Steer’s textbook, Microwave & RF Design: A Systems Approach. The eBook excerpt download also contains embedded video tutorials of Professor Steer demonstrating key principles of design as they pertain to the wideband amplifier case study contained within its pages.

This second edition is a comprehensive treatment of RF and microwave design for advanced undergraduate and graduate students (as well as professionals). A key feature of this new edition is the introduction of real-world case studies developed with AWR’s popular Microwave Office® circuit design software. These include:

  • High Dynamic Range Down-Converter Design
  • Third-Order Chebyshev Combline Filter Design
  • Design of a Bandstop Filter
  • Narrowband Linear Amplifier Design
  • Wideband Amplifier Design
  • Analysis of a Distributed Amplifier
  • Distributed Biasing of a Pseudo-Differential Amplifier
  • Reflection Oscillator
  • Design of a C-Band VCO
  • Oscillator Phase Noise Analysis
  • Design of a WiMAX Power Amplifier

The Lampe Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, Professor Steer’s eBook excerpt is available through AWR’s Professors in Partnership portal.  This program/portal partners with Steer and other prominent university professors to provide engineering students, faculty, and graduates with access to ongoing microwave and RF education content that enhances and promotes the use of AWR software solutions through e-books, textbooks, and videos.


To download the free eBook excerpt of Chapter 18 of Microwave & RF Design: A Systems Approach, visit AWR’s Professors in Partnership portal at

The hardcopy textbook is also available for purchase directly from SciTech Publishing.