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Broadband RF and Microwave Amplifiers
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Broadband RF and Microwave Amplifiers provides extensive coverage of broadband radio frequency (RF) and microwave power amplifier design, including well-known historical and recent novel schematic configurations, theoretical approaches, circuit simulation results, and practical implementation strategies. The text begins by introducing two-port networks to illustrate the behavior of linear and nonlinear circuits, explaining the basic principles of power amplifier design, and discussing impedance matching and broadband power amplifier design using lumped and distributed parameters. The book then: Shows how dissipative or lossy gain-compensation-matching circuits can offer an important trade-off between power gain, reflection coefficient, and operating frequency bandwidth Describes the design of broadband RF and microwave amplifiers using real frequency techniques (RFTs), supplying numerous examples based on the MATLAB (R) programming process Examines Class-E power amplifiers, Doherty amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, microwave gallium arsenide field-effect transistor (GaAs FET)-distributed amplifiers, and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) amplifiers for ultra-wideband (UWB) applications Broadband RF and Microwave Amplifiers combines theoretical analysis with practical design to create a solid foundation for innovative ideas and circuit design techniques.
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Two-Port Network Parameters Traditional Network Parameters Scattering Parameters Conversions between Two-Port Parameters Interconnections of Two-Port Networks Practical Two-Port Networks Three-Port Network with Common Terminal Lumped Elements Transmission Line Noise Figure References Power Amplifier Design Principles Basic Classes of Operation: A, AB, B, and C Load Line and Output Impedance Nonlinear Active Device Models Power Gain and Stability Push-Pull and Balanced Power Amplifiers Transmission-Line Transformers and Combiners References Lossless Matched Broadband Power Amplifiers Impedance Matching Bode-Fano Criterion Broadband-Matching Networks with Lumped Elements Broadband-Matching Networks with Mixed Lumped and Distributed Elements Matching Networks with Transmission Lines Matching Technique with Prescribed Amplitude-Frequency Response Practical Examples of Broadband RF and Microwave Power Amplifiers Broadband Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifiers References Lossy Matched and Feedback Broadband Power Amplifiers Amplifiers with Lossy Compensation Networks Feedback Amplifiers Graphical Design of Gain-Compensating and Feedback Lossy Networks Decomposition Synthesis Method References Design of Wideband RF and Microwave Amplifiers Employing Real Frequency Techniques Real Frequency Line Segment Technique Generation of Minimum Immittance Function from Its Real Part Optimization of TPG Using a Parametric Approach High-Precision Ladder Synthesis of Positive Real Functions Automated Real Frequency Design of Lossless Two-Ports for Single Matching Problems Computation of Actual Elements Automated Design of Matching Networks with Lumped Elements Design of Interstage Equalizers: Double Matching Problem Matching Networks Constructed with Commensurate Transmission Lines Generation of Realizable Positive Real Function in Richards's Domain Integration of Richards's High-Precision Synthesis Module with Real Frequency Matching Algorithm SRFTs to Design RF and Microwave Amplifiers SRFT to Design Microwave Amplifiers SRFT Single-Stage Microwave Amplifier Design Algorithm Design of an Ultra-Wideband Microwave Amplifier Using Commensurate Transmission Lines Physical Realization of Characteristic Impedance Practical Design of Matching Networks with Mixed Lumped and Distributed Elements Physical Realization of a Single Inductor Appendices References High-Efficiency Broadband Class-E Power Amplifiers Reactance Compensation Technique High-Efficiency Switching Class-E Modes Broadband Class E with Shunt Capacitance Broadband Parallel-Circuit Class E High-Power RF Class-E Power Amplifiers Microwave Monolithic Class-E Power Amplifiers CMOS Class-E Power Amplifiers References Broadband and Multiband Doherty Amplifiers Historical Aspect and Conventional Doherty Architectures Inverted Doherty Amplifiers Integration Digitally-Driven Doherty Amplifier Multiband and Broadband Capability References Low-Noise Broadband Amplifiers Basic Principles of Low-Noise Amplifier Design Lossless Matched Broadband Low-Noise Amplifiers Lossy Feedback Broadband Low-Noise Amplifiers Cascode Broadband Low-Noise Amplifiers Graphical Design Technique Broadband Millimeter-Wave Low-Noise Amplifiers References Distributed Amplifiers Basic Principles of Distributed Amplification Microwave GaAs FET Distributed Amplifiers Cascode Distributed Amplifiers Extended Resonance Technique Cascaded Distributed Amplifiers Matrix Distributed Amplifiers CMOS Distributed Amplifiers Noise in Distributed Amplifiers References CMOS Amplifiers for UWB Applications UWB Transceiver Architectures Distributed CMOS Amplifiers Common-Gate CMOS Amplifiers CMOS Amplifiers with Lossy Compensation Circuits Feedback CMOS Amplifiers Noise-Canceling Technique References

About the Author

Andrei Grebennikov earned his engineering diploma in radio electronics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, and his Ph.D in radio engineering from the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics, Russia. He worked as an engineer, researcher, lecturer, and educator at Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics, Russia; Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore; M/A-COM, Ireland; Infineon Technologies, Germany/Austria; Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Ireland; and Microsemi Corporation, USA. He served as a guest professor at the University of Linz, Austria, and as an invited speaker at the IEEE International Microwave Symposia, European and Asia-Pacific Microwave Conferences; Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore; Motorola Design Centre, Malaysia; Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, Russia; and RWTH Aachen University, Germany. A senior member of the IEEE, he has authored and coauthored eight books and more than 100 papers, and has 25 European and U.S. patents and patent applications. Narendra Kumar earned his Ph.D in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He worked in R&D at Motorola Solutions, USA, as a principal staff engineer. He has several U.S. patents, all assigned to Motorola Solutions, in the area of radio frequency (RF) and microwave amplifier circuitry. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is also an appointed visiting professor at Istanbul University, Turkey. He has authored and coauthored more than 50 papers in technical journals and conferences, and two international books. He has conducted seminars related to RF and microwave power amplifiers in Europe and Asia Pacific. He is a fellow of the IET, a senior member of the IEEE, and an appointed member of the IEEE Industry Relations Team of Asia Pacific. Binboga S. Yarman earned his Ph.D from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. He was a Microwave Technology Center technical staff member at the David Sarnoff Research Center, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; professor at Anatolia University-Eskisehir, Middle East Technical University-Ankara, Technical University of Istanbul, and Istanbul University, all in Turkey; cofounder of I-ERDEC Maryland, STFA SAVRONIK, and ARES Security Systems, Inc.; chief technical adviser to the Turkish Prime Ministry Office; director of Electronic and Technical Security of Turkey; founding president of Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey; and visiting professor at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Dr. Yarman has published more than 200 papers and four U.S. patents; has received the Young Turkish Scientist Award, National Research and Technology Counsel of Turkey Technology Award, and Man of the Year in Science and Technology of Cambridge Biography Center, UK; and is an IEEE fellow, an Alexander Von Humboldt research fellow, and a member of the New York Academy of Science.

Reviews

"... very comprehensive. Each chapter has a strong theoretical foundation. Working on those foundations, the authors provide detailed descriptions and practical examples of a range of power amplifier types. The chapter references are also extensive. ... This book is a strong contender to become a standard text for advanced students as well as practicing engineers. ... certainly recommended as an addition to serious RF and microwave power amplifier designers and practitioners." -Raymond Pengelly, Founder/Owner of Prism Consulting NC, LLC, Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA

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