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Tunable RF Components and Circuits

Applications in Mobile Handsets, 1st Edition

Edited by Jeffrey L. Hilbert

CRC Press

330 pages | 18 Color Illus. | 166 B/W Illus.

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An Industry Perspective on Key Tunable Technologies and Applications

Tunable RF Components and Circuits: Applications in Mobile Handsets provides a technical introduction to the state of the art in tunable radio frequency (RF) components, circuits, and applications and discusses the foundational work that has been done to date. Leading practitioners in the field share their expertise on tunable devices in mobile handset applications. Through these practical viewpoints, readers discover how to use tunable RF techniques and devices to develop successful product designs.

A substantial portion of the book focuses on antennas and antenna tuning, reflecting the dominance of the antenna tuning application in today’s commercial market for tunable RF. The book explains how RF-microelectromechanical systems (RF-MEMS), barium strontium titinate (BST), silicon-on-insulator (SOI) field effect transistors (FETs), and high-performance complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) are used as enabling technologies for tunable functions in current and next-generation radio architectures. The book also describes power amplifier envelope tracking, an emerging and important technique for improving efficiency; presents a network operator’s perspective on the evolution of the handset front end; and explores emerging approaches to production testing of wireless devices.

Table of Contents

Tunable RF Market Overview

Jeffrey Hilbert

RFSOI Technologies on HR Silicon Substrates for Reconfigurable Wireless Solutions

Julio Costa

BST Technology for Mobile Applications

David Laks and James Oakes

Tuned Antennas for Embedded Applications

Frank Caimi

Tunable and Adaptive Antenna Systems

Laurent Desclos, Sebastian Rowson, and Jeff Shamblin

Effective Antenna Aperture Tuning with RF-MEMS

Larry Morrell and Paul Tornatta

RF-CMOS Impedance Tuners: Performance Metrics and Design Trade-Offs

Tero Ranta

Handset Antenna Tuning Using BST

Paul McIntosh

Aperture-Tunable Antennas: Handset OEM Perspective

Ping Shi

Power Amplifier Envelope Tracking

Jeremy Hendy and Gerard Wimpenny

MEMS Switching in the Handset RF Front End

Igor Lalicevic

Case Study of Tunable Radio Architectures

Alpaslan Demir and Tanbir Haque

Network Operator Perspectives

Yuang Lou

Testing Wireless Devices in Manufacturing

Rob Brownstein and Minh-Chau Huynh

About the Editor

Jeffrey L. Hilbert is the president and founder of WiSpry, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company utilizing CMOS-integrated radio frequency microelectromechanical systems (RF-MEMS) technology to develop tunable RF products for the cellular communications and wireless consumer electronics markets. He has more than 35 years of executive management and technical experience in a number of leading semiconductor and MEMS companies, including LSI Logic, Compass Design Automation, AMCC, Motorola, Harris, and Coventor. He received a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and an MS in computer science from the Florida Institute of Technology, and has done course work toward a PhD in computer engineering from North Carolina State University.

About the Series

Devices, Circuits, and Systems

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Subject Categories

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