Modern Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Power Electronics

Robert J. Barker, John H. Booske, Neville C. Luhmann, Jr. and Gregory S. Nusinovich, Editors
Wiley Interscience • 864 pages; $145

The designers of present and future microwave and millimeter-wave power electronics systems need to be aware of the unique and rich characteristics of microwave vacuum electronic devices (MVED). Unfortunately, there exists a glaring lack of vacuum electronics courses in most university curricula. This book seeks to help fill that gap and can be used by conscientious educators to give their graduate students a clearer grasp of the full range of possibilities. The preparation of this text was originally launched as a method to document the fruits of more than 15 years of ongoing MVED basic research that has been sponsored by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). The book will familiarize the R&D and academic communities with the capabilities and limitations of MVED and highlight the exciting scientific breakthroughs of the past decade that are dramatically increasing the compactness, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and reliability of this entire class of devices. This comprehensive text explores a wide range of topics: traveling wave tubes, which form the backbone of satellite and airborne communications as well as of military electronic countermeasures systems; micro-fabricated MVEDs and advanced electron beam sources; klystrons, gyro-amplifiers and cross-field devices; “virtual prototyping” of MVEDs via advanced 3-D computational models; high power microwave (HPM) sources; next generation microwave structures and circuits; how to achieve linear amplification; advanced material technologies for MVEDs; and a web site appendix providing a step-by-step walk-through of a typical MVED design process. Concluding with an in-depth examination of emerging applications and future possibilities for MVEDs, this book ensures that systems designers and engineers understand and utilize the significant potential of this mature, yet continually developing technology.

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Microwave Differential Circuit Design

William R. Eisenstadt, Bob Stengel and Bruce M. Thompson
Artech House • 242 pages; $109, £48

Mixed signal/radio frequency (RF) designs with complex digital and analog functionality, called systems-on-a-chip (SoC), are now in production for wireless applications. The topic of differential RF and microwave circuit design is rich in ideas but the results are scattered throughout the literature. Mixed-mode S-parameters can show and separate the differential-mode and the common-mode circuit performance of a four-port RF system. The goals of this book are to present conceptual structure and teach powerful new techniques in the area of differential RF circuit design. It describes the basic mixed-mode S-parameter techniques necessary to perform high frequency differential four-port circuit design. In addition, mixed-mode techniques are used to develop design-related analyses of balanced transmission lines, amplifiers, three-port hybrids and four-terminal coupler designs. Chapter 1 reviews the basic properties of signal integrity, differential circuits and the advantages of differential circuit design, compared to single-ended circuit design. Chapter 2 presents mixed-mode S-parameter theory and examples. Chapter 3 is devoted to balanced transmission line basics. Chapter 4 shows balanced small-signal amplifier theory. Chapter 5 reviews mixed-mode techniques applied to three-port hybrid splitters and combiners. Chapter 6 discusses mixed-mode S-parameters applied to four-terminal components and Chapter 7 concludes with mixed-mode analysis applied to the time domain. The book is accompanied with a CD containing S-parameter design examples and IC technology. It holds a unique, general access, simplified 180-nm SiGe BiCMOS IC technology design kit from Jazz Semiconductor for the Agilent ADS simulator. This software allows readers to design very realistic microwave ICs and explore prepared example circuits and problems from the design chapters in the book.

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