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RF Microelectronics (2nd Edition) (Prentice Hall Communications Engineering and Emerging Technologies Series) [Hardcover]

Behzad Razavi
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October 2, 2011 0137134738 978-0137134731 2

The Acclaimed RF Microelectronics Best-Seller, Expanded and Updated for the Newest Architectures, Circuits, and Devices


Wireless communication has become almost as ubiquitous as electricity, but RF design continues to challenge engineers and researchers. In the 15 years since the first edition of this classic text, the demand for higher performance has led to an explosive growth of RF design techniques. In RF Microelectronics, Second Edition, Behzad Razavi systematically teaches the fundamentals as well as the state-of-the-art developments in the analysis and design of RF circuits and transceivers.


Razavi has written the second edition to reflect today’s RF microelectronics, covering key topics in far greater detail. At nearly three times the length of the first edition, the second edition is an indispensable tome for both students and practicing engineers. With his lucid prose, Razavi now

  • Offers a stronger tutorial focus along with hundreds of examples and problems
  • Teaches design as well as analysis with the aid of step-by-step design procedures and a chapter dedicated to the design of a dual-band WiFi transceiver
  • Describes new design paradigms and analysis techniques for circuits such as low-noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, and frequency dividers 

This edition’s extensive coverage includes brand new chapters on mixers, passive devices, integer-N synthesizers, and fractional-N synthesizers. Razavi’s teachings culminate in a new chapter that begins with WiFi’s radio specifications and, step by step, designs the transceiver at the transistor level.


Coverage includes

  • Core RF principles, including noise and nonlinearity, with ties to analog design, microwave theory, and communication systems
  • An intuitive treatment of modulation theory and wireless standards from the standpoint of the RF IC designer
  • Transceiver architectures such as heterodyne, sliding-IF, directconversion, image-reject, and low-IF topologies.
  • Low-noise amplifiers, including cascode common-gate and commonsource topologies, noise-cancelling schemes, and reactance-cancelling configurations
  • Passive and active mixers, including their gain and noise analysis and new mixer topologies
  • Voltage-controlled oscillators, phase noise mechanisms, and various VCO topologies dealing with noisepower-tuning trade-offs
  • All-new coverage of passive devices, such as integrated inductors, MOS varactors, and transformers
  • A chapter on the analysis and design of phase-locked loops with emphasis on low phase noise and low spur levels
  • Two chapters on integer-N and fractional-N synthesizers, including the design of frequency dividers
  • Power amplifier principles and circuit topologies along with transmitter architectures, such as polar modulation and outphasing

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About the Author

Behzad Razavi, Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA, leads the Communication Circuits Laboratory (CCL). Emphasizing the use of mainstream CMOS technologies, CCL's research seeks and exploits new devices, circuits, and architectures to push the performance envelope. Razavi holds a BSEE from Sharif University of Technology and MSEE and PhDEE degrees from Stanford. He was with ATT Bell Laboratories and HP Labs until 1996. An IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and IEEE Fellow, his books include Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Design of Integrated Circuits for Optical Communications, and Fundamentals of Microelectronics.

Product Details

  • Series: Prentice Hall Communications Engineering and Emerging Technologies Series
  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (October 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0137134738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137134731
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd Edition is Amazing! December 2, 2011
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Well, as I stated in other Dr. Razavi's book reviews, it's my pleasure to own and read every book written by Dr. Razavi. I have been waiting for this new edition for some time, and immediately purchased this 2nd edition from once it's published. As an RF/analog engineer, I personally have benefited from all of his masterpieces. Many thanks for the author's great efforts, Dr. Razavi's books have influenced many engineers and students in the RF/analog area.

So, how is this 2nd edition? In my opinion, it might be inappropriate to call it "2nd edition" as this is a completely new book with vast improvements from the 1st edition. We have experienced a rapid growth of RF design within last decade, and this book covers most of the fundamentals of RF circuit/system design techniques to deal with today's challenges. It's understandable that some of the readers are not happy with the 1st edition in their reviews, but this new book is totally different (Dr. Razavi says there's only 10% overlap between two editions in his preface to the 2nd edition, it's absolutely true). Here is what I like most:

1. Dedicated chapters for LNA and mixers;
2. Great coverage on passive devices;
3. Three chapters to cover frequency synthesizers, which cover fundamentals, integer-N and fractional-N synthesizers;
4. Step-by-step tutorial of modern RF transceiver design;
5. In addition to all the new materials on RF systems and circuits, one of the biggest improvements is that the author incorporated hundreds examples/problems in the book. Some help readers understand RF fundamentals, and some are very practical issues facing RF engineers.

There are several errors in the book, make an online search you'll be able to find the errata to the 2nd edition.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RF Microelectronics, Second Edition April 16, 2012
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I have been so far using the first edition as the top referance in my lectures. The second is much more detailed and covers the most recent advances in RF Microelectronics field. Thanks to B. Razavi for this very valuable and constructive recent work. I will continue using it as our major referance book and will recomend my colleques to get one issue in order to satisfy their RF dreams.
Prof. Dr. Osman PAL-Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Electronics and Communication
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No Problems March 19, 2013
By nilwnah
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I've only used it for about three weeks. I think it has a good treatment on non-linearity. Haven't caught any errors yet. It's a little more pedagogical than Lee's CMOS RFIC book. It also covers very different things than Pozar.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 2nd edition of this book is amazing May 12, 2012
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The second edition of this book is an excellent completely new book.

Nobody in the RF field has written a book that is even close to the level of quality of this book. The book has lots of excellent plus relevant up to date examples and exercises. Without a doubt, this book is going to be a classic for years to come.

Thomas Lee's book may come in far distance second place mainly because it is very vague and it hand waves lots of very important topics. Even though Lee is a very entertaining author, his books lack the mathematical rigor and explanations, leaving many important derivations as exercises to the reader.
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