Microwave and RF Design: Radio Systems is a circuits- and systems-oriented approach to modern microwave and RF systems. Sufficient details at the circuits and sub-system levels are provided to understand how modern radios are implemented. Design is emphasized throughout. The evolution of radio from what is now known as 0G, for early radio, through to 6G, for sixth generation cellular radio, is used to present modern microwave and RF engineering concepts. Two key themes unify the text: 1) how system-level decisions affect component, circuit and subsystem design; and 2) how the capabilities of technologies, components, and subsystems impact system design. This book is suitable as both an undergraduate and graduate textbook, as well as a career-long reference book.
Key Features: The first volume of a comprehensive series on microwave and RF design; Open access ebook editions are hosted by NC State University Libraries; 31 worked examples; An average of 38 exercises per chapter; Answers to selected exercises; Coverage of cellular radio from 1G through 6G; Case study of a software defined radio illustrating how modern radios partition functionality between analog and digital domains; A companion book, Fundamentals of Microwave and RF Design, is suitable as a comprehensive undergraduate textbook on microwave engineering.