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Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach, 2nd Edition
Author: Michael Steer

Copyright: 2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1,100
ISBN: 9781613530214
List Price: $165.00
Errata from the 1st Printing now available.

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QUICK DESCRIPTION

  • Graduate student/professional training
  • Topics include: RF Systems, Transmission Lines, Microwave Networks, Microwave Modules, Filters, Amplifiers and Oscillators
  • Able to be used for single or multiple semester courses
  • Extensive real-world case studies for student research and practical applications for engineers.
  • Full solutions manual, editable PPT lecture slides, video supplements, available software provided free by AWR Corporation for adopting academic departments.

FULL DESCRIPTION
This is a meticulously crafted book that intertwines two key themes.

1. How system level decisions affect component and subsystem design.
2. How the capabilities of technologies, components, and subsystems impact system design.

This second edition continues its popular approach in presenting information so readers will complete the book with a full appreciation for RF and microwave engineering and gain the practical skills to perform system-level design decisions. Using comments from the academic and professional communities (and his never ending drive for presenting the best possible content) Dr. Steer has made extensive improvements to this textbook including:

* Reorganization and updates (minor and major) of 1st Edition material.
* Addition of six new chapters (sample)
* Addition of 10 case studies (sample)
* Addition of 45 worked examples (sample)
* Addition of 4G and the technologies behind 5G cellular communications
* Addition of average 19 more exercises per chapter (sample)
* Addition of answers to selected exercises

Microwave & RF Design: A Systems Approach, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive treatment of the subject for advanced undergrad and graduate students (as well as professionals), focusing on the systems and emphasizing design. Components are covered in depth, but always with the idea of how they fit into modern radio, radar, and sensor systems. Advanced components and design techniques are presented along with a thoroughly modern treatment of traditional microwave theory and techniques.

Content Revisions
The second edition has been updated and considerably expanded with current wireless systems and sections on 4G and the technologies behind 5G cellular communications. A new chapter on RF modules has been introduced, as well as chapters on Mixer and Source Modules, Parallel Coupled Line Filters, Wideband Amplifiers, Power Amplifiers, and Oscillators.

Pedagogy Revisions
This new edition has GREATLY increased the student learning pedagogy. Students and professors alike will appreciate the attention given to fuller explanations, greater examples with very detailed solution steps, many more case studies for practical applications of principles, and the expanded problem sets.

A key feature of this new edition is the introduction of real-world case studies of leading edge designs:

1. High Dynamic Range Down Converter Design
2. Design of a Combline Filter
3. Design of a Bandstop Filter
4. Narrowband Linear Amplifier Design
5. Wideband Amplifier Design
6. Analysis of a Distributed Amplifier
7. Distributed Biasing of Differential Amplifiers
8. Reflection Oscillator
9. Design of a C-Band VCO
10. Oscillator Phase Noise Analysis
11. Design of a Wi-MAX Power Amplifier

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. Introduction to RF and Microwave Engineering

PART I: RF SYSTEMS
2. Modulation, Transmitters and Receivers
3. Antennas and RF Link
4. Radio Frequency Systems

PART II: TRANSMISSION LINES
5. Transmission Lines
6. Planar Transmission Lines
7. Extraordinary Transmission Line Effects
8. Coupled Lines and Applications

PART III: MICROWAVE NETWORKS
9. Microwave Network Analysis
10. Graphical Microwave Network Analysis and Measurements
11. Passive Components
12. Impedance Matching

PART IV: MICROWAVE MODULES
13. RF and Microwave Modules (NEW)
14. Mixer and Source Modules (NEW)

PART V: FILTERS
15. Filters
16. Parallel Coupled Line Filters (NEW)

PART VI: AMPLIFIERS AND OSCILLATORS
17. Linear Amplifiers
18. Wideband Amplifiers (NEW)
19. Power Amplifiers (NEW)
20. Oscillators (NEW)

APPENDICES
A: Mathematical Identities and Relationships
B. Physical Constants and Material Properties
C. Maxwell's Equations
D. Waveguide Field Analysis
E. RF and Microwave Circuit Schematic Symbols
F. Active Device Models
G. Answers to Selected Exercises (NEW)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael SteerMichael Steer
received his B.E. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1976 and 1983 respectively. Currently he is the Lampe Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has authored more than 460 publications and 2 other books: Foundations of Interconnect and Microstrip Design, and Multifunctional Adaptive Microwave Circuits and Systems. He is a former Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE "Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques." In 2009 he received an United States Army Medal, the “Commander’s Award for Public Service.” He received the 2010 Microwave Prize and the 2011 Distinguished Educator Award from IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

   
   
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