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Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems

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Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems gives technical introductions to the latest and most significant topics in the area of circuit design of analog/RF ICs for wireless communication systems, emphasizing wireless infrastructure rather than handsets. The book ranges from very high performance circuits for complex wireless infrastructure systems to selected highly integrated systems for handsets and mobile devices. Coverage includes power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, modulators, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs), and even single-chip radios.

This book offers a quick grasp of emerging research topics in RF integrated circuit design and their potential applications, with brief introductions to key topics followed by references to specialist papers for further reading. All of the chapters, compiled by editors well known in their field, have been authored by renowned experts in the subject. Each includes a complete introduction, followed by the relevant most significant and recent results on the topic at hand.

This book gives researchers in industry and universities a quick grasp of the most important developments in analog and RF integrated circuit design.



  • Emerging research topics in RF IC design and its potential application
  • Case studies and practical implementation examples
  • Covers fundamental building blocks of a cellular base station system and satellite infrastructure
  • Insights from the experts on the design and the technology trade-offs, the challenges and open questions they often face
  • References to specialist papers for further reading

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Chapter 1. Wireless Infrastructure
    1. Introduction
    2. 1.1 The cellular infrastructure
    3. 1.2 The satellite infrastructure
    4. 1.3 Challenges
    5. 1.4 This book
    6. Conclusive Remarks
  6. Chapter 2. CMOS Transceivers for Modern Cellular Terminals
    1. Introduction
    2. 2.1 2G transceiver architecture design
    3. 2.2 3/4G transceiver architecture design
    4. 2.3 Handset calibration
    5. Conclusions
    6. References
  7. Chapter 3. Low-Noise Amplifiers for Cellular Wireless Infrastructure
    1. Introduction
    2. 3.1 LNA specifications
    3. 3.2 pHEMT-GaAs-based LNAs
    4. 3.3 Silicon-based LNAs
    5. Conclusions
    6. References
  8. Chapter 4. High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for Wireless Infrastructure
    1. Introduction
    2. 4.1 Wideband Doherty power amplifier
    3. 4.2 High-efficiency wideband outphasing power amplifier
    4. 4.3 High-power drivers for high-efficiency RF power amplifiers
    5. 4.3.3 Measurement results
    6. References
  9. Chapter 5. Digital Fractional-N Frequency Synthesis
    1. Introduction
    2. 5.1 Performance of digital PLLs
    3. 5.2 Techniques for TDC nonlinearity mitigation
    4. 5.3 Digital-to-time-converter-based digital PLLs
    5. Conclusions
    6. References
  10. Chapter 6. Mixers and Modulators in Wireless Systems
    1. Introduction
    2. 6.1 Basic principles
    3. 6.2 Switching mixers
    4. 6.3 Specifications
    5. 6.4 Single and double balanced mixers
    6. 6.5 Passive mixers
    7. 6.6 Passive mixer noise sources
    8. 6.7 25% Duty cycle passive mixer
    9. 6.8 Active mixers
    10. 6.9 Active mixer noise
    11. 6.10 Active mixer enhancements
    12. 6.11 Active quadrature mixers
    13. 6.12 Harmonic rejection mixers
    14. Summary Remarks
    15. References
  11. Chapter 7. Integrated Satellite Low Noise Block Down-converter
    1. Introduction
    2. 7.1 System
    3. 7.2 IC technology
    4. 7.3 Downconverter design
    5. 7.4 LO-PLL design
    6. 7.5 Experimental results
    7. 7.6 LNB reference design
    8. References
  12. Chapter 8. Bandpass ΔΣ ADCs for Wireless Receivers
    1. Introduction
    2. 8.1 A bandpass ΔΣ primer
    3. 8.2 Example bandpass ΔΣ ADC
    4. 8.3 Experimental results
    5. 8.4 Looking forward
    6. References
  13. Chapter 9. High-Performance Pipelined ADCs for Wireless Infrastructure Systems
    1. Introduction
    2. 9.1 Receive path specifications for macro BTS
    3. 9.2 IF filter and ADC interface
    4. 9.3 SHA-less front-end design
    5. 9.4 Switch nonlinearity and digital linearization
    6. Summary and Future Outlook
    7. References
  14. Chapter 10. Interleaving of Successive-Approximation Register ADCs in Deep Sub-Micron CMOS Technology
    1. Introduction
    2. 10.1 The amalgam of successive-approximation-based data conversion concepts
    3. 10.2 Bandwidth and noise considerations
    4. 10.3 Interleaved SAR architecture overview and tradeoffs
    5. 10.4 Clocking considerations
    6. 10.5 Interleave mismatches
    7. 10.6 SAR randomization techniques
    8. 10.7 Spectral sensing with broadband sampling
    9. Summary
    10. References
  15. Chapter 11. High-Performance Digital-to-Analog Converters for Wireless Infrastructure
    1. Introduction
    2. 11.1 Transmitter architectures
    3. 11.2 RF DAC design challenges
    4. 11.3 Package
    5. 11.4 Practical design considerations
    6. 11.5 Measured results
    7. 11.6 Future direction
    8. References
  16. Chapter 12. Time-to-Digital Conversion for Digital Frequency Synthesizers
    1. Introduction
    2. 12.1 Background on TDC architectures
    3. 12.2 Gated ring oscillator TDC
    4. 12.3 Advanced noise shaped TDC architectures
    5. 12.4 TDC implications for type II PLL topologies
    6. Conclusion
    7. References
  17. Index