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Introduction to RF Design Using EM Simulators

Introduction to RF Design Using EM Simulators

Copyright: 2011
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781608071555

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Richly illustrated and written in an easy-to-comprehend style, this highly accessible resource provides novice engineers and engineering students with a solid introduction to the use of electromagnetics (EM) simulation in RF design. Engineers learn how to use EM software to design microwave circuits and to conduct signal integrity analysis of high-speed digital circuits. This authoritative book describes exactly how microwave and high-speed digital circuits operate, offering practitioners clear troubleshooting guidance for their work with these circuits. Professionals and students also benefit from a thorough overview of the wide range of high-frequency circuits and related EM tools being utilized in the field today. DVD Included: Contains Sonnet RF circuit analysis software, featuring example files that are described and illustrated in the book.
Preface ; Electricity with Good Manners - From Source to Load, Nicely. Transmission Lines with Widespread Fields. Transmission Lines with Confined Fields. What Is a Microstrip Line? Characteristics of Microstrip Lines. Confirming Results of This Chapter by Simulation. Summary. ; Electricity with Bad Manners - What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Radiation from Substrates. Larger Reflection Coefficient Means¶Meander Lines. What Causes Bad Manners? Considering Multilayer Substrates. Where Does the Radiation Go? Maxwell Predicted Displacement Current. Transmission Lines Versus Antennas. Skin Depth. Confirming Results of This Chapter by Simulation. Summary. ; What Happens at High Frequency? - Scattering Parameters. Let 's Use the Network Analyzer. S-Parameters of Four Bent Coupled Lines. More Complicated Circuit Examples. Ground Bounce and Ground Loops. Some Definitions of Characteristic Impedance. Confirming Results of This Chapter by Simulation. Summary. ; What Is Different About High-Frequency Circuits? - Electromagnetics and Circuit Theory. Design of Microwave Circuits. Bent Coupled Lines Again. A High-Speed Digital Circuit. Simulation of Filters. Simulation of a T-Type Attenuator. Simulation of Meta-Materials. Confirming This Chapter by Simulation. Summary. ; High Frequencies and Undesired Radiation - Understanding Through Visualization. Simple MSL Model. Undesired Radiation from a Substrate with Ground Slit. Electromagnetic Shielding and Radio Wave Absorption. Confirming This Chapter by Simulation. Summary. ; Understanding the Differential Transmission Line - Smaller, Better, Faster. Is the Differential Line a Wonder Drug? Is the Differential Line Perfect? Radiation Problems with Differential Lines. Confirming This Chapter by Simulation. Summary. ; Electromagnetic Compatibility Design Is Commonsense High-Frequency Design - Taking Out the Mystery. Electromagnetic Waves Penetrating Through an Aperture. Housing Resonances. A PCB Inside a Housing. The Microprocessor Unit Heat Sink and Radiation Noise. Troubleshooting Radiation Noise Problems. Radio Wave Absorber and Keeping Down the Radiation Noise. Waveguide Mode Tutorial. Confirming This Chapter by Simulation. Summary. ; All Roads Lead to Antennas - Antennas Where We Least Expect Them. The Hertzian Dipole, the Very First Antenna. Patch Antenna for Global Positioning Service. A Patch Antenna Fed by an MSL. Vehicle Mounted Antennas. Electromagnetic Susceptibility and Electromagnetic Interference. EMI and Antennas. Confirming This Chapter by Simulation. Summary. ; Fundamentals and Utilization of Electromagnetic Simulators - Many Different Electromagnetic Simulators. The Method of Moments and Its Friends. FDTD and Its Friends. Frequency Domain Versus Time Domain. Accuracy of Electromagnetic Simulators. Utilization of Electromagnetic Simulators. Summary. ; Appendix. About the Authors. Index ;
  • Yoshie Kogure Yoshie Kogure is a technical writer and account manager at Kogure Consulting Engineers. She received her Bachelor's degree from Waseda University.
  • Hiroaki Kogure Hiroaki Kogure is a registered professional engineer with Kogure Consulting Engineers and a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo University of Science and Tokyo City University. He received his Dr.Eng. degree in electromagnetic field analysis at the Tokyo University of Science.
  • James Rautio James Rautio is the president of Sonnet Software, Inc. He holds an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in electromagnetics from Syracuse University. Dr. Rautio is a Fellow of the IEEE MTT Society.
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