No matter which type of communications device requiring RFICs you are designing, you can turn to this comprehensive reference for a practical explanation of the full range of RFICs. This book focuses mainly on bipolar technology to demonstrate circuits, but CMOS is included as well. By emphasizing working designs, this book practically transports you into the authors’ own RFIC lab so you can fully understand the function of each design detailed in this book. Among the RFIC designs examined are RF integrated LC-based filters, VCO automatic amplitude control loops, and fully integrated transformer-based circuits, as well as image reject mixers and power amplifiers.
If you are new to RFIC design, you can benefit from the
introduction to basic theory so you can quickly come up to speed on how RFICs
perform and work together in a communications device. A thorough examination of
RFIC technology guides you in knowing when RFICs are the right choice for
designing a communication device. This leading-edge resource is packed with
over 400 equations and more than 500 illustrations that support key topics.
Communications Circuits - Introduction. Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits Used
in a Communications Transceiver. Issues in Transceiver Design. Analog And
Microwave Design Versus Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design.
Issues in RFIC Design,
Noise, Linearity And Filtering - Performance Estimates. Determination of Noise
Floor. Linearity And Distortion in RF
Circuits. Filtering Issues. Typical Receiver With Single IF Stage. Dynamic
A Brief Review Of RF Technology - Introduction. Transistor
Description. Small Signal Model of The Transistor. Small-Signal Parameters.
Matching - Introduction. Review of the Smith Chart. Impedance Matching. Series to
Parallel Conversions. Tapped Inductors and Capacitors. Matching Using
Transformers. Tuning a Transformer. The Bandwidth of an Impedance Transformation
Network. Quality Factor of an LC Network.
Transmission Lines. S,Y,Z
The Use and Design of
Passive Circuit Elements in IC Technologies - Introduction. The Technology Back
End and Metalization in IC Technologies. Sheet Resistance and the Skin Effect.
Parasitic Capacitance. Parasitic Inductance. Current Handling in Metal Lines.
Poly Resistors and Diffusion Resistors. Metal Insulator Metal Capacitors (MIM
Caps) and Poly Capacitors. On-Chip Spiral Inductors. Some Basic Lumped Models
for Inductors. Calculating the Inductance of Spirals. Self Resonance of
Inductors. The Quality Factor (Q) of An Inductor. Characterization of an
Inductor. Some Notes About the Proper Use of Inductors. Layout of Spiral
Inductors. Isolating the Inductor. The Use of Slotted Ground Shields and
Inductors. Basic Transformer Layouts in IC Technologies. The Concept of Mutual
Inductance. Multilevel Inductors. On-Chip Transmission Lines. Characterizing
Transformers for Use In ICs. High Frequency Measurement of On-Chip Passives and
Some Common De-Embedding Techniques. Packaging. Conclusions.
Low Noise Amplifier
Design - Introduction and Basic Amplifiers. Amplifiers with Feedback. Noise in
Amplifiers. Input Matching of LNAs for Low Noise. Linearity in Amplifiers.
Differential Pair and Other Differential Amplifiers. DC Biasing Networks. Low
Voltage LNAs. Spice for Noise Analysis, Gain and Intermodulation. Conclusions.
Mixers - Basic Mixer
Operation. Common Types of Mixers. Mixer Gain. A Practical Implementation of A
Mixer. Mixer Noise Figure. Large Signal Behavior of The Differential
Pair. Image Reject Mixers. Buffering Circuits.
Oscillators - Introduction. Specification of Oscillator Properties. The LC
Resonator. Adding Negative Resistance to the Resonator. Configuration of the
Amplifier (Colpitts or –Gm). Capacitor Ratios with Colpitts Oscillators.
Analysis of an Oscillator as a Feedback System. Negative Resistance Generated
by the Amplifier. Comments on Oscillator Analysis. Basic Differential
Oscillator Topologies. A Modified Common-Collector Colpitts with Buffering.
Several Refinements to the –Gm Topology. The Effect of Parasitics on the
Frequency of Oscillation. Large Signal Non-Linearity in the Transistor. Bias
Shifting During Start Up. Oscillator Amplitude. Sizing of the Transistors. Phase Noise. Making the Oscillator
Tunable. VCO Automatic-Amplitude Control Circuits. Other Oscillators.
High Frequency Filter
Circuits - On-Chip Filter Topologies. Analysis of an LNA with Filtering Action.
Interpretation of Filter Stability. Automatic Q Tuning for High Q LC Filters.
Frequency Tuning for LC Filters.
Design - General Issues with PAS (Efficiency, PAE, HD, Linearity). Load Pull.
Class A Power Amplifier Design. Class AB to C Power Amplifier Design. Higher
Class Power Amplifiers. Linearization in Power Amplifiers. Distributed
John W. M. Rogers is an assistant professor in the Department
of Electronics at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and a member of the
Professional Engineers of Ontario. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering
from Carleton University.
Calvin Plett is an associate professor in the Department of
Electronics at Carleton University and a member of the Professional Engineers
of Ontario. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Carleton University.