Foreword; 1. A microhistory of microwave technology; 2. Introduction to RF and microwave technology; 3. The Smith Chart and S-parameters; 4. Impedance matching; 5. Connectors, cables and waveguide; 6. Lumped passive components; 7. Microstrip, stripline and planar passive elements; 8. Impedance measurement; 9. Microwave diodes; 10. Mixers; 11. Transistors; 12. Small-signal amplifiers; 13. Low-noise amplifiers; 14. Noise figure measurement; 15. Oscillators; 16. Synthesizers; 17. Oscillator phase noise; 18. Phase noise measurement; 19. Sampling oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and probes; 20. Power amplifiers; 21. Antennas; 22. Lumped filters; 23. Microstrip filters.
Circuit layouts, design tips, and measurement techniques for building and testing RF and microwave systems.
Thomas H. Lee received his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of both the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. He is the winner of four 'best paper' awards at international conferences as well as a Packard Foundation Fellowship winner. He has written 100 technical papers and authored the acclaimed text 'The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits' now published in its second edition by Cambridge University Press. He holds 35 US patents and has co-founded several companies, including Matrix Semiconductor.
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