RFIC and MMIC technology provides the core components for many microwave and millimetre-wave communications, radar and sensing systems. Recent years have seen exciting developments, such as circuits operating to over 200 GHz, millimetre-wave micromachined antenna arrays and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). At the same time, the rapid growth of wireless communications in the 1 to 6 GHz range has seen a dramatic shift towards advanced silicon technology. It is timely, therefore, to introduce this fully up-to-date second edition of a world-renowned standard text.
With over 1000 references and 350 figures, the book gives an in-depth account of GaAs, InP, Si and SiGe technologies and describes all the key techniques for the design of amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, switches, variable attenuators, phase shifters, integrated antennas and complete monolithic transceivers. It is essential reading as both a tutorial guide for those new to RFIC and MMIC design and as a circuit design handbook for experienced engineers.
Ian Robertson is Professor of Microwave Subsystems Engineering at the University of Surrey, UK. He has been involved in the design of over 200 MMICs on 30 wafer runs and has authored/co-authored over 280 papers. He is Honorary Editor of IEE Proceedings - Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation. Stepan Lucyszyn is a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, University of London, UK. His interests cover novel enabling technologies from 1 GHz to 300 GHz. Over the past 12 years he has worked in the broad area of MMIC research and this has resulted in over 70 publications and numerous book chapter contributions.