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Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design, Second Edition

Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design, Second Edition

Copyright: 2010
Pages: 540
ISBN: 9781607839798

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This newly revised and expanded edition of the 2003 Artech House classic, Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design, serves as an up-to-date, practical reference for complete RFIC know-how. The second edition includes numerous updates, including greater coverage of CMOS PA design, RFIC design with on-chip components, and more worked examples with simulation results. By emphasizing working designs, this book practically transports you into the authors' own RFIC lab so you can fully understand the function of each design detailed in this book. Among the RFIC designs examined are RF integrated LC-based filters, VCO automatic amplitude control loops, and fully integrated transformer-based circuits, as well as image reject mixers and power amplifiers. If you are new to RFIC design, you can benefit from the introduction to basic theory so you can quickly come up to speed on how RFICs perform and work together in a communications device. A thorough examination of RFIC technology guides you in knowing when RFICs are the right choice for designing a communication device. This leading-edge resource is packed with over 1,000 equations and more than 435 illustrations that support key topics.
Foreword to the First Edition ; Preface ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction to Communications Circuits -Introduction. Lower Frequency Analog Design and Microwave Design Versus Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design. Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits Used in a Communications Transceiver. Overview. ; Issues in RFIC Design: Noise, Linearity, and Signals -Introduction. Noise. Linearity and Distortion in RF Circuits. Modulated Signals.; System Level Architecture and Design Considerations - Transmitter and Receiver Architectures and Some Design Considerations. System Level Considerations. Antennas and the Link Between a Transmitter and a Receiver. ; A Brief Review of Technology -Introduction. Bipolar Transistor Description. b Current Dependence. Small-Signal Model. Small-Signal Parameters. High-Frequency Effects. Noise in Bipolar Transistors. Base Shot Noise Discussion. Noise Sources in the Transistor Model. Bipolar Transistor Design Considerations. CMOS Transistors. Practical Considerations in Transistor Layout. ; Impedance Matching -Introduction. Review of the Smith Chart. Impedance Matching. Conversions Between Series and Parallel Resistor-Inductor and Resistor-Capacitor Circuits. Tapped Capacitors and Inductors. The Concept of Mutual Inductance. Matching Using Transformers. Tuning a Transformer. The Bandwidth of an Impedance Transformation Network. Quality Factor of an LC Resonator. Broadband Impedance Matching. Transmission Lines. S, Y, and Z Parameters. ; The Use and Design of Passive Circuit Elements in IC Technologies -Introduction. The Technology Back End and Metalization in IC Technologies. Sheet Resistance and the Skin Effect. Parasitic Capacitance. Parasitic Inductance. Current Handling in Metal Lines. Poly Resistors and Diffusion Resistors. Metal-Insulator-Metal Capacitors and Stacked Metal Capacitors. Applications of On-Chip Spiral Inductors and Transformers. Design of Inductors and Transformers. Some Basic Lumped Models for Inductors. Calculating the Inductance of Spirals. Self-Resonance of Inductors. The Quality Factor of an Inductor. Characterization of an Inductor. Some Notes about the Proper Use of Inductors. Layout of Spiral Inductors. Isolating the Inductor. The Use of Slotted Ground Shields and Inductors. Basic Transformer Layouts in IC Technologies. Multilevel Inductors. Characterizing Transformers for Use in ICs. On-Chip Transmission Lines. High-Frequency Measurement of On-Chip Passives and Some Common De-Embedding Techniques. Packaging. ; LNA Design -Introduction and Basic Amplifiers. Amplifiers with Feedback. Noise in Amplifiers. Linearity in Amplifiers. Stability. Differential Amplifiers. Low Voltage Topologies for LNAs and the Use of On-Chip Transformers. DC Bias Networks. Broadband LNA Design Example. Distributed Amplifiers.; Mixers -Introduction. Mixing with Nonlinearity. Basic Mixer Operation. Transconductance-Controlled Mixer. Double-Balanced Mixer. Mixer with Switching of Upper Quad. Mixer Noise. Linearity. Improving Isolation. General Design Comments. Image-Reject and Single-Sideband Mixer. Alternative Mixer Designs. ; Voltage Controlled Oscillators -Introduction. The LC Resonator. Adding Negative Resistance Through Feedback to the Resonator. Popular Implementations of Feedback to the Resonator. Configuration of the Amplifier (Colpitts or -Gm). Analysis of an Oscillator as a Feedback System. Negative Resistance Generated by the Amplifier. Comments on Oscillator Analysis. Basic Differential Oscillator Topologies. A Modified Common-Collector Colpitts Oscillator with Buffering. Several Refinements to the -Gm Topology Using Bipolar Transistors. The Effect of Parasitics on the Frequency of Oscillation. Large-Signal Nonlinearity in the Transistor. Bias Shifting During Startup. Colpitts Oscillator Amplitude. -Gm Oscillator Amplitude. Phase Noise. Making the Oscillator Tunable. Low-Frequency Phase-Noise Upconversion Reduction Techniques. VCO Automatic-Amplitude Control Circuits. Supply Noise Filters in Oscillators, Example Circuit. Ring Oscillators. Quadrature Oscillators and Injection Locking. Other Oscillators. ; Frequency Synthesis -Introduction. Integer-N PLL Synthesizers. PLL Components. Continuous-Time Analysis for PLL Synthesizers. Discrete Time Analysis for PLL Synthesizers. Transient Behavior of PLLs. Fractional-N PLL Frequency Synthesizers.; Power Amplifiers -Introduction. Power Capability. Efficiency Calculations. Matching Considerations. Class A, B, and C Amplifiers. Class D Amplifiers. Class E Amplifiers. Class F Amplifiers. Class G and H Amplifiers. Summary of Amplifier Classes for RF Integrated Circuits. AC Load Line. Matching to Achieve Desired Power. Transistor Saturation. Current Limits. Current Limits in Integrated Inductors. Power Combining. Thermal RunawayBallasting. Breakdown Voltage and Biasing. Packaging. Effects and Implications of Nonlinearity. CMOS Power Amplifier Examples. ; About the Authors. Index ;
  • Calvin Plett Calvin Plett is a professor and chair member of the department of electronics at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Carleton University.
  • John W.M. Rogers John W. M. Rogers is an associate professor of engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Carleton University.
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