Printer Friendly

RF and Microwave Circuit and Component Design for Wireless Systems.

RF and Microwave Circuit and Component Design for Wireless Systems Kai Chang, Inder Bahl and Vijay Nair Wiley Inter-science 532 pages; $95 ISBN: 0-471-19773-4

The major objective of this book is to present modern RF and microwave technology for wireless applications. Although wireless communication is a major application of RF and microwave technology, it also has extensive applications in radar, sensors, navigation, radio-frequency identification, remote sensing, surveillance, broadcast, smart automobiles and highways.

The book is intended to serve as a reference for practicing engineers and technicians working in the area of RF, microwaves, communications, solid-state devices and radar. It should also be useful as a textbook for RF and microwave courses designed for university students.

The book is organized into 12 chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction and offers a brief history of the technology. Chapter 2 presents an account of some general wireless systems, including frequency allocations, cellular systems in the US, Europe and Japan, cordless telephony, wireless LANs, satellite communications and future wireless systems. Chapter 3 gives an overview of various active devices, such as Si bipolar transistors, GaAs MESFETs, hetero-junction FETs and HBTs, as well as microwave integrated circuit technologies commonly used in the construction of RF and microwave wireless systems. Chapter 4 describes the system parameters for a typical receiver and transmitter, including noise, dynamic range, intermodulation products and adjacent channel power ratio. Chapter 5 describes the transmission line characteristics of waveguides, coaxial lines, microstrip lines and other planar transmission lines, lumped elements and impedance matching techniques, and networks. Chapter 6 covers filters and couplers. Active or solid-state circuits such as switches, low noise amplifiers, mixers, frequency converters, oscillators, modulators and power amplifiers are presented in Chapters 7 to 11. Antennas and their operating principles are discussed in Chapter 12, including monopole and dipole antennas, loop antennas, horn antennas and microstrip patch antennas.

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

COPYRIGHT 2003 Horizon House Publications, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Microwave Journal
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Mar 1, 2003
Words:324
Previous Article:Lockheed Martin receives $341m contract for PAC-3 missile production.
Next Article:Broadband Microstrip Antennas.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters