NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announces that a new 2015 edition of the eBook, RF Electronics: Design and Simulation, is now available free of charge to students, graduates, professors and industry professionals through its Professors in Partnership web portal. The Professors in Partnership program is designed to provide engineering students, faculty and graduates with access to ongoing microwave and RF educational content that enhances and promotes the use of NI AWR software solutions through e-books, textbooks, and videos.

Developed by adjunct associate professor C. J. (Keith) Kikkert of James Cook University (Australia) School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, the book describes the use of Microwave Office and AXIEM software to design RF electronic devices for applications such as amplifiers, radar, mobile phones, Bluetooth and WLAN. This new edition is fully compatible with NI AWR Design Environment™ 64-bit software releases.

The chapters of this book have been improved for greater clarity, benefitting readers by increasing their understanding of design techniques. Several sections have been rewritten to clarify finer points of the design techniques under discussion and figures showing plots and circuits from software screen captures have been redone using higher resolution images. Additionally, substantial material has been added in the chapter on oscillators to show how oscillator phase noise can be improved by careful resonator design.

Interested readers may register to download RF Electronics: Design and Simulation is at