Control circuits are important parts of RF and microwave systems. Their compact size, high performance, and low cost have played a vital role in the development of cost effective solutions and new applications during the past quarter century. This resource provides a comprehensive treatment of such circuits, including device operation and their models, basic circuit theory and designs, and applications. The unique features of this book include in-depth and comprehensive study of control circuits, extensive design equations and figures, treatment of practical aspect of circuits, and description of fabrication technologies. It provides RF and microwave engineers with a broad view of solid state control circuits including various technologies and their comparison and up to date information.
Inder Bahl is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the Electromagnetic Academy. He is the editor of the Int. Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and has over 40 years of experience working in the microwave field.
Introduction; History of Control Circuits; Applications; Control Devices; PIN Diodes; GaAs; Transistor Model Scaling; Design of Switches; Performance of Switch Circuits; Intermodulation Analysis of Switches; Phase Shifters; Multi-Bit Phase Shifter Circuits; Types of Attenuators; Distortion of Attenuators; Limiter Characterization & Types.