Conclusions and Future Work
This book has demonstrated an S parameter (small, large signal)-free scheme to design and evaluate the performance characteristics of electronic oscillators operating in the RF–microwave frequency range (100s of MHz–10s of GHz). The concept of an electronic signal, as a periodic time-varying current and voltage wave, is meaningless without the device that generates it—the electronic oscillator. This S parameter-free electronic oscillator design scheme works only because of a new breed of transistors that do not require the circuit designer to use any S parameters (small, large signal) in the design calculations. This is a tremendous advantage, as S parameters are complex numbers, and all calculations involving them are extremely complicated, time consuming, and thereby totally error prone. All calculations involving S parameters (small, large signal) are best done with dedicated in-house software or expensive CAD tools, with steep learning curves. The new breed of transistors that do not require any S parameters (small, large signal) in the circuit design calculations completely circumvent the complexities of traditional electronic oscillator design calculations. In addition, to guarantee the accuracy and reliability of the S parameter-free electronic oscillator design calculations, two sets of C computer language executables have been supplied, respectively, for the popular Linux and Windows operating systems.