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RF MEMS Circuit Design for Wireless Communications

RF MEMS Circuit Design for Wireless Communications by Hector De Los Santos
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This is the first comprehensive book to address the design of RF MEMS-based circuits for use in high performance wireless systems. A groundbreaking research and reference tool, the book enables you to understand the realm of applications of RF MEMS technology; become knowledgeable of the wide variety and performance levels of RF MEMS devices; and partition the architecture of wireless systems to achieve greater levels of performance. This innovative resource also guides you through the design process of RF MEMS-based circuits, and establishes a practical knowledge base for the design of high-yield RF MEMS-based circuits.

The book features exercises and detailed case studies on working RF MEMS circuits that help you decide what approaches best fit your design constraints. This unified treatment of RF MEMS-based circuit technology opens up a new world of solutions for meeting the unique challenges of low power/portable wireless products.



Wireless Systems - A Circuits Perspective- Introduction. Spheres of wireless activity -Technical issues. Wireless standards, systems, and architectures. Power and bandwidth-efficient wireless systems -Challenges. MEMS-based wireless appliances enable ubiquitous connectivity. Summary. References.

Elements of RF Circuit Design - Introduction. Physical Aspects of RF Circuit Design: Skin Effect. Microstrip lines on thin substrates. Self-resonance frequency. Quality factor. Moding (Packaging).

Practical Aspects of RF Circuit Design: DC biasing. Impedance mismatch. Exercises. Summary. References.

RF MEMS-Enabled Circuit Elements and Models - Introduction. RF/Microwave substrate properties. Micromachined-Enhanced Elements: Capacitors. Inductors. Varactors. Switches. Resonators. MEMS modeling. Summary. References.

Novel RF MEMS-Enabled Circuits - Introduction. Reconfigurable Circuit Elements. Reconfigurable Circuits. Reconfigurable Antennas. Exercises. Summary. References.

RF MEMS-Based Circuit Design - Case Studies. Introduction. Filters. Phase Shifters. Voltage-Controlled Oscillators (VCOs). Summary. References.

Appendix A - Driving High-Voltage MEMS Devices - Charge Pumps

Appendix B - MEMS in Phase-Locked Loops

Appendix C - GSM: Radio Transmission and Reception Specifications.

Author Biography.


Héctor J. De Los Santosis principal scientist, RF MEMS, at Conventor, Inc. and the author of Introduction to Microelectromechanical (MEM) Microwave Systems (Artech House, 1999). A senior member of the IEEE and distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, he holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

Artech House; May 2002
279 pages; ISBN 9781580535571
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Title: RF MEMS Circuit Design for Wireless Communications
Author: Hector De Los Santos