In Your Own Words with Terry Edwards

When Artech House authors write their books, we ask them what they want their readers to get out of the project. In this series, we show you what our authors, in their own words, wish to impart upon readers. Terry Edwards, author of Technologies for RF Systems, describes what his book is about:

This comprehensive resource provides an introduction to the main concepts, technologies, and components in microwave and RF engineering.  This book presents details about how to design various amplifiers, circuits, and chips for communication systems.  It offers insight into selecting appropriate ADC and DAC technology.  Several worked examples are found throughout the book. This book provides a summary of 21st century RF systems and electronics and discusses the challenges of choosing frequency bands and wavelengths, designing software-defined radio (SDR) and understanding the basis of cognitive radio.

RF semiconductors are covered, including bandgap, drift velocity, resistors, diodes, and various transistors.  This book offers details about passive RF components, capacitors, inductors, resistors, coaxial, and microstrip lines as well as coplanar waveguide.  Passive RF circuit elements are presented and this book covers the fundamentals of directional couplers including Lange couplers, and Wilkinson dividers.  Switches, attenuators, and digital circuits are discussed. This book is packed with additional coverage of RF filters, antennas, and small-signal RF amplifiers, and includes chapters on noise and LNAs, RF power amplifiers and RF-oriented ADCs and DACs.  Modulation techniques and technologies are also presented.

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