RF Electronics: Design and Simulation

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James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 4811. http://www.jcu.edu.au


This eBook provides a basic understanding of computer-aided RF circuit simulation and key RF component design theories and techniques for the working engineer. This practical guide to high-frequency circuit design and simulation makes use of Microwave Office circuit design software and AXIEM planar electromagnetic (EM) software software to illustrate design concepts of RF electronic devices for applications such as radar, mobile phones, Bluetooth and wireless local area networks (WLANs).

Exploring the design methodology behind common radio blocks such as amplifiers, filter, oscillators and passive components, this third edition also includes a new chapter on RF operational amplifiers (OpAmps), which, because they are now available with bandwidths >1 GHz, offer exciting new capabilities in phased-lock loops (PLLs) and other high-speed applications. Also included is new material on reflection-less filters and 3D printing of printed circuit boards (PCBs), as well as many other minor updates. All the project files accompanying this edition work with the latest version of NI AWR Software and are updated as new NI AWR software versions are released. 

Copyright: 2018 Edition, Copyright © 2018 C.J. Kikkert, ISBN  978-0-9942333-0-1  (Update to the 2015 and 2013 Edition/Copyright © 2013 C.J Kikkert, ISBN 978-0-9873109-3-4)

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission of C.J. Kikkert.

The accompanying project files are also Copyright © 2018 C. J. Kikkert, ISBN  978-0-9954470-8-0. C.J. Kikkert grants readers of this book permission to use these project files and to modify them, in order to gain an understanding of the material presented in his publication. The text contained in the "Design Notes" of the project files may not be altered.  Additionally, AWR Corporation (A National Instruments Company) has been given a license to distribute the publication and the accompanying software project files. For any questions in relation to this material, please contact: [email protected]