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Microwave Transistor Amplifiers: Analysis and Design (2nd Edition) Paperback – August 30, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0132543354 ISBN-10: 0132543354 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 506 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (August 30, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132543354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132543354
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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A unified presentation of the analysis and design of microwave transistor amplifiers (and oscillators) -- using scattering parameters techniques.

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A unified presentation of the analysis and design of microwave transistor amplifiers (and oscillators) — using scattering parameters techniques.

FEATURES:

  • A clear and straightforward presentation designed to be comprehensive. A self-contained book.
  • Examples based on practical designs.
  • Over 300 figures, 153 problems, and 14 appendices.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • NEW—Presents material on: transmission-lines concepts; power waves and generalized scattering parameters; measurements of scattering parameters; bipolar and field-effect transistors; power gain expressions; constant VSWR circles; gain, noise, and VSWR design trade offs; broadband amplifiers, high-power amplifiers; oscillator theory, and DROs.
  • NEW—A new appendix using CAD methods.
  • NEW—A 65% increase in the number of problems and figures.

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The derivations are very clear, the purpose of the book is very analytical .
Cédric Barthou
The content in this book follows a systematic way, which is good to the people who want to start from 'zero'.
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This book is also happen to be one of the few books that also include bilateral amplifier design techniques.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Kaushik Lodh on July 21, 2006
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I am a Principal RF Engineer/ Program Manager, with a graduate degree in the field of RF / Microwave and more than a decade of experience working with it.

There are some books which are classics, pozar for basic microwave, Gerd Kaiser for basic optic fibers, balanis and K D Prasad for antennas, matthaei- young-jones for filters, Steve cripps for Power amplifiers and Guilermo Gonzales for low noise amplifiers.

This book treats the whole concept of desinging low noise amplifiers in a very comprehensive manner. It starts off by describing and establishing a understanding of the basics, such as S parameters, smith charts,etc. It doesnt assume anything, but strives to teach right from the begining. So it is a great reference book.

Then it progessively teaches you the various steps of amplifier design, right from determining the stability considerations, design as per gain, VSWR, noise figure etc. Each successive design is more complex than the previous, and it is a wonderful experience reading and understanding each and every minute detail about tansistors, matching networks, dc bias, etc. It deals with practical transistors and components as used in the industry and it gives thorough equations and design tips for a step by step procedure towards design amelioration.

The way you trade off the noise figure for VSWR and gain is a tricky business for LNA's. The way this book describes the method to do so on the smith chart with the Gain, VSWR and Noise figure circles is easy to understand and great to implement.

It has become a trend these days to blindly use simulation softwares. After reading this book, you will no longer be dependent on the trial and error method of microwave circuit design.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By David Hunter on April 1, 2002
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One phrase that some use to describe this text, "Alot of smith-charts."

The mass behind this book starts at the absolute foundations of RF circuits. Reflections, scatter parameters, device modeling. Everything you started to touch that last term of electronic analysis is picked up here.
Once you've completed the refresher, you're strapped in to a seat with a good, consistant rhythm of material.
The material is quite overwhelming initially, but as long as you work through things in a linear manner you'll find the material quite simple.
Once you've completed with this text, it doubles as a great reference text for your future endevors when working with RF circuits.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Antony Wangsanata on January 21, 2001
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I used this textbook when I took an undergraduate course in RF engineering. Currently, I am a graduate student in microwave engineering close to graduation. I have read many RF and EM books and by far this book is one of the best. Many textbooks provide lots of theories, equations and derivations, but few took the time to provide a lot of examples and for me examples is the easiest and fastest way to learn.
This text provides a GREAT amount of examples on how to build amplifiers with discrete components and show how to do it exactly in actual planar circuits (microstrip circuits.) From biasing, stability, simultaneous matching, to low noise amplifier design is covered. This book is also happen to be one of the few books that also include bilateral amplifier design techniques. Most other microwave amplifier books only consider unilateral techniques.
The last chapter is devoted to microwave frequency oscillator design technique including one and two port negative resistance and voltage controlled oscillator. Radio frequency oscillator design such as Colpitts, Hartley, and Clapp oscillator is also discussed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 16, 2004
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I have used this for an Active class (at U-M) and found it very easy to comprehend the concepts presented. The book is not too meaty, but has plenty of detail to allow the user to follow derivations. Also covers advanced topics with some illustrative design examples. It is an excellent book that anyone doing LNAs, Oscillators or PAs needs to have to review.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mehdi Alijan on January 21, 2005
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This is a perfect book for power amplifier design.
I used this book when I was designing a class AB power amplifier in UHF band and I found it very helpfull. this book is among the few books that includs bilateral design techniques while most of the books only deals with simpler case of unilateral design.
It includes wide band and power amplifier design in a more practical way than the other books. I found the answer to my question about large signal impedance measurement methode in this book. It also includes plenty of equations concerning scattering parameters, reflection,transmission and other theoretical issues as well asoscillator design using DRO technique in last chapter.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott C Garant on October 17, 2002
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I read the first edition, half the size, half the examples, and had to polish up on the calc. The second edition makes up for this and more. This is the definitive reference for all who are interested in microwave amplifier design with no previous experience. The Smith Chart approach follows the more academic derivations, which proves to be fast and easy. There is enough informatation to get one started on basic narrow band small signal gain, basic power configurations, and limited oscillator circuits. Buy this book before venturing on to more complex designs. You won't be disappointed.
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