About this book
The aim of this book is to serve as a design reference for students and as an up-to-date reference for researchers. It also acts as an excellent introduction for newcomers to the field and offers established rf/microwave engineers a comprehensive refresher. The content is roughly classified into two – the first two chapters provide the necessary fundamentals, while the last three chapters focus on design and applications. Chapter 2 covers detailed treatment of transmission lines. The Smith chart is utilized in this chapter as an important tool in the synthesis of matching networks for microwave amplifiers. Chapter 3 contains an exhaustive review of microstrip circuits, culled from various references. Chapter 4 offers practical design information on solid state amplifiers, while Chapter 5 contains topics on the design of modern planar filters, some of which were seldom published previously. A set of problems at the end of each chapter provides the readers with exercises which were compiled from actual university coursewares. An extensive list of references is available at the end of each chapter to enable readers to obtain further information on the topics covered.
Conditions for Physical Realizability (CPR) Figures of Merit (FOM) Microstrip Transmission Lines Microwave Engineering Microwave Transistor Amplifiers Quarter-wave Transformer Radio Frequency Communications Scattering Matrix Parameters Smith Chart Applications Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWV)