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Circuits and Applications Using Silicon Heterostructure Devices

1st Edition

By John D. Cressler

CRC Press

360 pages | 240 B/W Illus.

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No matter how you slice it, semiconductor devices power the communications revolution. Skeptical? Imagine for a moment that you could flip a switch and instantly remove all the integrated circuits from planet Earth. A moment’s reflection would convince you that there is not a single field of human endeavor that would not come to a grinding halt, be it commerce, agriculture, education, medicine, or entertainment. Life, as we have come to expect it, would simply cease to exist.

Drawn from the comprehensive and well-reviewed Silicon Heterostructure Handbook, this volume covers SiGe circuit applications in the real world. Edited by John D. Cressler, with contributions from leading experts in the field, this book presents a broad overview of the merits of SiGe for emerging communications systems. Coverage spans new techniques for improved LNA design, RF to millimeter-wave IC design, SiGe MMICs, SiGe Millimeter-Wave ICs, and wireless building blocks using SiGe HBTs. The book provides a glimpse into the future, as envisioned by industry leaders.

Table of Contents



The Big Picture; J.D. Cressler

A Brief History of the Field; J.D. Cressler

Circuits and Applications

Overview: Circuits and Applications; J.D. Cressler

SiGe as an Enabler for Wireless Communications Systems; L.E. Larson and D.Y.C. Lie

LNA Optimization Strategies; Q. Liang

Linearization Techniques; L.C.N. de Vreede and M.P. van der Heijden

SiGe MMICs; H. Schumacher

SiGe Millimeter-Wave ICs; J-F. Luy

Wireless Building Blocks Using SiGe HBTs; J.R. Long

Direct Conversion Architectures for SiGe Radios; S. Chakraborty and J. Laskar

RF MEMS Techniques in Si/SiGe; J. Papapolymerou

Wideband Antennas on Silicon; M.M. Tentzeris and R.L. Li

Packaging Issues for SiGe Circuits; K. Lim, S. Pinel, and J. Laskar

Industry Examples at State-of-the-Art: IBM; D.J. Friedman and M. Meghelli

Industry Examples at State-of-the-Art: Hitachi; K. Washio

Industry Examples at State-of-the-Art: ST; D. Belot


Properties of Silicon and Germanium; J.D. Cressler

The Generalized Moll-Ross Relations; J.D. Cressler

Integral Charge-Control Relations; M. Schröter

Sample SiGe HBT Compact Model Parameters; R.M. Malladi

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General