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Featured Book Archive - 15

Artech HouseCambridge University PressEach week, I select a new book that is relevant to engineers, scientists, students, hobbyists or managers. Most of the time they are sold through Amazon (I earn a few pennies on each sale), but when possible, I present books that are available in an e-book format that can be downloaded for free. The latter are much less available. After all, most people like to be paid for their work, as I'm certain that you do, too.

Note: I just began archiving these picks in May of 2009, but they have been going on since about 2003.

 

 

 

Featured Book: Behavioral
Modeling and Linearization...

Behavioral Modeling and Linearization of RF Power Amplifiers - RF CafeBehavioral Modeling and Linearization of RF Power Amplifiers, by John Wood. Wireless voice and data communications have made great improvements, with connectivity now virtually ubiquitous. Users are demanding essentially perfect transmission and reception of voice and data. The infrastructure that supports this wide connectivity and nearly error-free delivery of information is complex, costly, and continually being improved. This resource describes the mathematical methods and practical implementations of linearization techniques for RF power amplifiers...
6/25/2014

 

 

Featured Book:
Digital Filters for Everyone

Digital Filters for EveryoneDigital Filters for Everyone, by Rusty Allred. Performing such functions as noise mitigation and signal conditioning, digital filters are everywhere: in your car, in your TV, in your music player, in your phone, everywhere. But an engineering degree or expensive software is not required to design and analyze them. In fact, whoever you are and whatever your background, this book will help you understand, design, analyze and use digital filters. This book was written to make digital filters more accessible to everyone. Practicing engineers will appreciate its straightforward approach...
6/18/2014

 

 

X-Parameters: Characterization, Modeling, and Design of Nonlinear RF and Microwave Components - RF CafeX-Parameters: Characterization, Modeling, and Design of Nonlinear RF and Microwave Components, by David E. Root, Jan Verspecht, Jason Horn. This is the definitive guide to X-parameters, written by the original inventors and developers of this powerful new paradigm for nonlinear RF and microwave components and systems. Learn how to use X-parameters to overcome intricate problems in nonlinear RF and microwave engineering. The general theory behind X-parameters is carefully and intuitively introduced, and then simplified down...
5/21/2014

Featured Book: EW Receivers
& Receiving Systems

Electronic Warfare Receivers and Receiving Systems - RF Cafe Featured BookElectronic Warfare Receivers and Receiving Systems, by Richard A. Poisel. Receivers systems are considered the core of electronic warfare (EW) intercept systems. Without them, the fundamental purpose of such systems is null and void. This book considers the major elements that make up receiver systems and the receivers that go in them. This resource provides system design engineers with techniques for design and development of EW receivers for modern modulations in addition to receivers for older, common modulation formats. Each major module in these receivers is considered in detail...
7/30/2014 

 

 

Featured Book: Highly
Integrated Low-Power Radars

Highly Integrated Low-Power Radars - RF Cafe Featured BookIntegrated Low-Power Radars, by Sergio Saponara, Maria Greco, and Egidio Ragonese. In recent years, advances in radio detection and ranging technology, sustained by new achievements in the fields of signal processing and electronic components, have permitted the adoption of radars in many civil and defense applications. This resource discusses how highly integrated radar has been adopted by several new markets such as contactless vital sign monitoring or harbor traffic control, as well...
7/2/2014

 

 

Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering - RF CafeEngineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering, by Saeed Moaveni. Specifically designed as an introduction to the exciting world of engineering, the book encourages students to become engineers and prepares them with a solid foundation in the fundamental principles and physical laws. The book begins with a discovery of what engineers do as well as an inside look into the various areas of specialization. An explanation on good study habits and what it takes to succeed is included as well as an introduction to design and problem solving, communication, and ethics. Once this foundation is established, the book moves on to the basic physical concepts and laws...
5/27/2014

Featured Book:
Finance for Engineers

Finance for Engineers: Featured Book - RF CafeFinance for Engineers: Evaluation and Funding of Capital Projects, by Frank Crundwell. I saw this book over on the EE Times website and figured it would be a good subject for my Featured Book spot. With flair and an originality of approach, Crundwell brings his considerable experience to bear on this crucial topic. Uniquely, this book discusses the technical and financial aspects of decision-making in engineering and demonstrates these through case studies. It's a hugely important matter as, of course, engineering solutions and financial decisions...
7/23/2014

 

Engineering Your Future: A
Comprehensive Introduction...

Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering - RF Cafe Featured BookBack-to-school ads are appearing already and many of you have or know kids heading off to college. Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, by William Oakes, Les Leone, Craig Gunn, is an authoritative guide to the academic expectations and professional opportunities that help direct students down the path to a rewarding career in the engineering field. Features • Introduces students to the broad spectrum of engineering disciplines, with up-to-date data on degrees granted, employment opportunities, and salaries • Highlights the ethical responsibilities of engineers • Focuses on developing all-important problem-solving...
7/9/2014

 

 

Featured Book:
Vacuum Tube Amplifier Basics

Tubes and Circuits, by Bruce Rozenblit - RF Cafe Featured BookTubes and Circuits, by Bruce Rozenblit. The most up to date vacuum tube design book currently available. Packed with information...Loaded with projects...Nothing like it anywhere! Join Transcendent Sound's Bruce Rozenblit as he takes you on a journey from the basics of tube circuitry, through advanced designs. Tubes and Circuits is a condensed engineering manual that teaches the theory and operation of vacuum tubes—as well as circuit design. In addition, five projects are included that you can build that provide step-by-step design procedures...
6/4/2014

Radio Frequency System
Architecture and Design

Radio Frequency System Architecture and Design - RF CafeRadio Frequency System Architecture and Design, by John W. M. Rogers, Calvin Plett, and Ian Marsland. Communication devices such as smart phones, GPS systems, and Bluetooth, are now part of our daily lives more than ever before. As our communication equipment becomes more sophisticated, so do the radios and other hardware required to enable that technology. Common radio architectures are required to make this technology work seamlessly. This resource describes practical aspects of radio frequency communications systems design...
7/16/2014 

 

 

Stimson's Introduction to Airborne Radar, 3rd Edition

Stimson's Introduction to Airborne Radar, 3rd Edition - RF CafeStimson's Introduction to Airborne Radar, by Hugh D. Griffiths, Christopher Baker, and David Adamy. Has any technical book, radar or otherwise, presented the fundamentals and applications of a topic with such clarity and interest as George Stimson’s masterpiece has? Over 50,000 happy Stimson owners would say, "Not likely!" Now a skilled and respected team of radar and EW engineers, working closely with a community of radar advisors and the publisher’s editors, have fully modernized coverage and maintained the unique Stimson look and feel. Even the "timeless principles" and core fundamentals of general radar have been updated...
6/11/2014

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