1st Edition

Practical Analog and RF Electronics

ISBN 9780367542917
Published September 23, 2020 by CRC Press
226 Pages 203 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is a book about real-world design techniques for analog circuits: amplifiers, filters, injection-locked oscillators, phase-locked loops, transimpedance amplifiers, group delay correction circuits, notch filters, and spectrum regrowth in digital radio frequency (RF) transmitters, etc.

The book offers practical solutions to analog and RF problems, helping the reader to achieve high-performance circuit and system design. A variety of issues are covered, such as:


  • How to flatten group delay of filters

  • How to use reciprocity to advantage

  • How to neutralize a parasitic capacitance

  • How to deepen a notch by adding only two components to the network

  • How to demodulate a signal using the secant waveform and its benefit

  • How to flatten the frequency response of a diode detector

  • When to use a transimpedance amplifier and how to maximize its performance

  • How to recover non-return-to-zero (NRZ) data when alternating current (AC) coupling is required

  • Why phase noise corrupts adjacent communication channels

  • Simple method to prevent false locking in phase-locked loops

  • How to improve the bandwidth of amplification by using current conveyors

  • A very simple impedance matching technique requiring only one reactive component

  • How to use optimization

  • Quadrature distortion and cross-rail interference

This book is meant to be a handbook (or a supplemental textbook) for students and practitioners in the design of analog and RF circuitry with primary emphasis on practical albeit sometimes unorthodox circuit realizations. Equations and behavioral simulations result in an abundance of illustrations, following a "words and pictures" easy-to-understand approach. Teachers will find the book an important supplement to a standard analog and RF course, or it may stand alone as a textbook. Working engineers may find it useful as a handbook by bookmarking some of the step-by-step procedures, e.g., the section on simplified impedance matching or group delay flattening.

Table of Contents

1 Operational, RF, and Current Amplifiers and Their Ubiquity

2 Transimpedance Amplifiers for Low Noise

3 Voltage-Controlled Amplifiers

4 Emitter Followers and Source Followers (FETs)

5 Equally Terminated Two-Port Reciprocal Networks and

Reversal of Input and Output

6 Importance of Terminating Filters Properly

7 Diode Detector Flatness

8 Passive Filters

9 Secant Waveform for Synchronous Demodulation

10 Receiving NRZ Data Using AC Coupling

11 Gilbert Gain Cell Versus RF Mixer

12 Passive Components

13 Unwanted Sidebands Effect on Adjacent Channel(s)

14 Injection Locking

15 Phase-Locked Loops

16 Distortion Fundamentals and Spectral Regrowth

17 Optimization

18 Quadrature Distortion and Cross-Rail Interference

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Daniel Talbot has been named a Life Member of IEEE for his membership of over 50 years and a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and also named a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society for his accomplishments while Chief Engineer of DBX, an audio equipment manufacturer making noise reduction products.

He was a Principal Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems working mainly on frequency synthesis.
He also worked as a Research Engineer at David Sarnoff Laboratories (RCA) working on issues in color television such as synchronous demodulation of the VSB (vestigial sideband) transmission system and surface wave filter side effects and was involved in IC (integrated circuit) design (using an early 3 GHZ RCA process).

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