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RF & Microwave Magazine Article Archive - 2002

If you are like me, you spend a lot of time reading articles from technical magazines. Sometimes I read the entire article, but usually I just scan the text for highlights and look at the schematics, block diagrams, and charts / graphs. Often, I want to go back and find an article but cannot recall where I saw it. A Google search will usually eventually reveal a hyperlink to the article, but a lot of times it takes a lot of digging. Since my key interests are not necessarily the same as RF Cafe visitors, an attempt will be made to catalog all of them. If there is a magazine not included here that you would like me to include in the list, please send me an e-mail and I will try to incorporate its articles, too.

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High Frequency Electronics


The Twisted Pair Telephone Transmission Line
Richard Lao

An ADS Bench for Generating Multi-Carrier 3GPP WCDMA ACLT Test Signals
Frédéric Fernez

Basic Data on High-Q Ceramic Coaxial Resonators

SPICE Models with Frequency Dependent Conductor and Dielectric Losses
Richard Elco


How to the Get the Most from Today's Advanced EDA Tools
Gary Breed

Improving the Linearity and Efficiency of RF Power Amplifiers
Raymond S. Pengelly

Accurate Simulation of RF Designs Requires Consistent Modeling Techniques
V. Cojocaru, D. Markell, J. Capwell, T. Weller and L. Dunleavy


The Design, Fabrication and Measurement of Microstrip Filter and Coupler Circuits
Dana Brady

Another Look at Combined Microwave-Optical Cables and Connectors
Foster Kneeland


Microwave Journal


High Efficiency Class B, E and F Power Amplifiers: The Magic of Parallel Circuits
Andrei Grebennikov

Understanding W-CDMA Modulation Quality Measurements
Marta Iglesias

A Fully-integrated 5 GHz 0.18 µm CMOS VCO for 802.11a WLAN Applications
Yuan-Kai Chu and Huey-Ru Chuang

A Measurement-based Behavioral Model for I/Q RF Modulators
Joel Dunsmore, Greg Jue and John Kikuchi


Using Load Pull Analysis and Device Model Validation to Improve MMIC Power Amplifier Design Methodologies
Stephen A. Maas and Ted Miracco

Balancing the Budgets: The Importance of Dedicated Software for System Design
Charles Blackwood

Considerations in Capacitor-pairing to Obtain Nonstandard Part Values
Tom Weller, David Markell, John Capwell and Vivi Cojocaru

Passive Miniaturization: Si Integrated Passive Devices for RF and Microwave Applications
Dong-Wook Kim, In-Ho Jeong and Jong-Soo Lee

Effects of AM/AM and AM/PM Distortion on Spectral Regrowth in 3GPP W-CDMA BS Power Amplification
J. Staudinger

Practical Design Consideration of a Modified Structure for a Planar Multiport Power Divider at 2 GHz
Yongin Han and Ihn S. Kim


Specifications and Definitions for Quadrature Demodulators and Receiver Design Measurements
Ping Yin

Design Advantages of CDMA Power Amplifiers Built with MOSFET Technology
Tetsuo Sato and Chris Grigorean

Reviewing the Basics of Suspended Striplines
Leo G. Maloratsky


Optimizing Link Performance, Cost and Interchangeability by Predicting Residual BER: Part II - Nonlinearity and Systems Budgeting
Kent K. Johnson

Design Considerations for Multimode Multiband WLANs
Sanjay Moghe, Babak Matinpour and Drayton Avera

The Design of Bandpass Filters Considering Frequency Dependence of Inverters
Hee Yong Hwang and Sang-won Yun

SAW Voltage-controlled Oscillators
Robert P. Bernardo


The Receiver Noise Equation: A Method for System Level Design of an RF Receiver
Hyung Joun Yoo and Ji-Hoon Kim

Design of a Generic 2.5 W, 60 Percent Bandwidth, C-band MMIC Amplifier
Inder J. Bahl


Optimizing Link Performance, Cost and Interchangeability by Predicting Residual BER: Part I - Residual BER Overview and Phase Noise
Kent K. Johnson

60 GHz Radio System Design Tradeoffs
D.K. Snodgrass

QFHA Antennas for Satellite Radio and Mobile Phone Applications
Jamal S. Izadian

Design of Wideband Patch Antennas for PCS and IMT-2000 Service
Joo Seong Jeon

The Development of Wide Angle Base Station Antennas from Arrays
Chris Walker


Processing Techniques For Broadband FIFM Receivers
K.R. Sundaram and S. Sudha Rani

A 2.4 GHz Polarization-diversity Planar Printed Dipole Antenna for WLAN and Wireless Communication Applications
Huey-Ru Chuang, Liang-Chen Kuo, Chi-Chang Lin and Wen-Tzu Chen

LDMOS Linearity and Reliability
Jed Rice

Q- and V-band MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers
Byung-Jun Jang, In-Bok Yom and Seong-Pal Lee

Fibercom Clock Timing - A Review of PLL Solutions
Bar-Giora Goldberg


System-level Filter Design Methodology for WLAN-OFDM Transceivers
B. Debaillie, B. Come, W. Eberle, S. Donnay and H. Minami

Design of a Circularly Polarized 2 x 2 Patch Array Operating in the 2.45 GHz ISM Band
M. Mathian, E. Korolkewicz, P. Gale and E.G. Lim

Characteristics of a Large Bandwidth Rectangular Microstrip-fed Inserted Triangular Patch in a Circular Slot Antenna
Yong-Woong Jang

Gain for Compressed Amplifiers
Earl McCune

A New Planar Coupled-line Balun for Microwave Applications
Jwo-Shiun Sun and Guan-Yu Chen


Calculation and Measurement of Lock Time in a Phase-locked Loop Frequency Synthesizer
Florian Krug and Jean Wilwert

The Use of Intermodulation Tables for Mixer Simulations
Daniel Faria, Lawrence Dunleavy and Terje Svensen

A Distributed Amplifier for 40 Gbps Fiber-optic Communications Systems
H. Shigematsu, M. Sato, T. Hirose and Y. Watanabe

Design of a Predistortive High Power Amplifier Using Carrier Complex Power Series Analysis
Yong-Chae Jeong and Sang-Young Yun

Output Power Improvement of a Push-push FET DRO by Using an Additional DR
Ihn S. Kim, Chisung Jo and Yongin Han


Measurement of On-wafer Transistor Noise Parameters Without a Tuner Using Unrestricted Noise Sources
A. Lázaro, M.C. Maya and L. Pradell

Fixing the Curtice FET Model
Steve Maas

Two-tone vs. Single-tone Measurement of Second-order Nonlinearity
Darioush Agahi, William Domino and Nooshin Vakilian

Simulating Multi-finger HBTS
Yu Zhu, Jason Gerber and Qian Cai

The Importance of the Current-voltage Characteristics of FETs, HEMTs, and Bipolar Transistors in Contemporary Circuit Design
Peter Ladbrooke and James Bridge


Externally Induced VCO Phase Noise
Dennis Colin

Designing a Bluetooth Transceiver in RF CMOS
Bob Koupal, Marshall Wang and Cory Edelman

Low Phase Noise SiGe Voltage-controlled Oscillators for Wireless Applications
Xudong Wang, Dawn Wang, Chris Masse and Peter Bacon

A Varactor-tuned Oscillator with Linear Tuning Characteristics
Munkyo Seo, Joo-Yeol Lee, Kyung-Kuk Lee and Sangwook Nam

A New Type of Amplitude Equalizer for In-band Flatness Improvement
Hee-Yong Hwang, Sang-Won Yun and Joong-Sung Chung

Intermodulation Products for a Mixer Subjected to a Multi-carrier Signal
Assaad Borjak and Taoufik Bourdi

Technology and Innovation in Single Layer Capacitors
Lambert Devoe and Alan Devoe


Topics in Communication System Design: Carrier Triple Beats
Howard Hausman

Performing Transient Analysis on PLL Frequency Synthesizers
David Vye

A Feedforward Power Amplifier with Loops to Reduce RX Band Noise and Intermodulation Distortion
Yong-Chae Jeong

A Large Bandwidth T-shaped Microstrip-fed Ground Plane Slot Antenna
Yong-Woong Jang, Jeong-Chull Yoon and Ho-Sub Shin

SOI CMOS Technology For RF System-on-chip Applications
Jerry Yue and Jeff Kriz

Antenna Selection to Minimize Pointing Requirements
Keith Willey

Axial Ratio Measurements of Single Circularly Polarized Antennas
Robert Gunnels

Microwaves & RF


400-MSamples/s DDSs Run On Only +1.8 VDC
Jon Baird

Oscillators: A New Look At An Old Model
Stan Alechno

Designing Antennas For Indoor Millimeter-Wave Use
Dr. A. Kumar

Build LNAs With An Integrated Approach
Bo Jensen

Modulated S-Parameters Tackle Wideband Devices
John Lukez


DACs Deliver Multiple Carriers
Ron Gatzke

Selecting Crystals For Stable Oscillators Oscillators
Steven Bible

Flexible Printed Antennas Span 100 kHz To 40 GHz
Martin Nicholson

Make Precise Base-Station Power Measurements
Phillip Halford, Rick Cory

Buffer Amplifiers Solve VCO Problems
Mark Crandall

Modeling 802.11a-Based WLAN Systems
Dr. Kurt Mathis


Network Analyzers Simplify Mixer Test
David Ballo

Single Chip Realizes Direct-Conversion Rx
Eamon Nash, Yuping Toh, and Gary Hendrickson

Low-Power Transceiver Targets Wireless Headsets
Peder Martin Evjen

Design/Verification Tools Tame Complex System Designs
Chris Mueth


RF Design


Passive Integration Technology: Targeting Small, Accurate RF Parts
Nick Pulsford

Range Estimation for Short-range Event Transmission Systems
Alan Bensky

Open-collector Mixer Design for Next Generation RFICs
Barry Hunt and Walter Prada

Comprehending the Technology Behind the UMTS Wideband CDMA Physical Layer
Louis Litwin


Designing MIMO systems for Reliable Coverage in Non-LOS Wireless Links
Victor Shtrom, Jose Tellado, and Arogyaswami Paulraj

Designing High Efficiency Overdriven and Saturated Power Amplifiers
Francisco Javier Ortega-González, Alberto Asensio-López, Alberto Martín-Consuegra and Germán Torregrosa Penalva

Mixed Signal Spearheading the Need for Improved Design Methodologies
Henry Y. Chang

EDGE Modulation — How Linearization Improves Amplifier Performance
T. J. Fergus


Home Networking Leaps to Digital
Guillaume Bichot, Louis Litwin and Kumar Ramaswamy

Indoor Propagation Issues for Wireless LANs
Dan Dobkin

Design Chebychev Bandpass Filters Efficiently
B. Mayer, PhD, M. H. Vogel, PhD

How Bluetooth's Unusual Operating Characteristics Impact Test Decisions
By Teit Poulsen


RFID It's All About Security
Jon Karlen

Designing LC Wilkinson Power Splitters
Fernando Noriega, Pedro J. González

The Effects of Clock Jitter on Data Conversion Devices
Bar-Giora Goldberg


Satellite Simulation: Your Link to Cost Containment
Bruce Elbert, Maurice Schiff

Balanced Error Correction for Power Amplifiers
Warren Guthrie

Characterization of Protocol-Compatible Bluetooth/802.11 RFID Tags
Raj Bridgelall

Fast And Hot Data Converters For Tomorrow's Software-Defined Radios
Brad Brannon


Wireless Broadband Coming of Age
Ernest Worthman

How to Build EM-Accurate, Parameterized Passive Models
Mounir Adada

High-Temperature Superconductors: Online and Operational
David R. Chase

Output Back-off Requirements for Root-Raised, Cosine-Filtered Digital Signals
John S. Seybold


The Growing Demand for Better Military Communications
Roger Lesser

High-Speed Data in EGPRS A Physical Layer Challenge
Yuval Dorfan

Effects of Physical Layer Impairments on OFDM Systems
Bob Cutler

Performance Prediction for Fixed Microwave Data Links
John S. Seybold


Indoor Wireless Networks: Issues and Answers
Tom Snyder, John Catlin

PAs: Migrating from 2G to 3G
André van Bezooijen

The Care and Feeding of Digital, Pulse-Shaping Filters
Ken Gentile


The Changing Landscape of RF and Fiber Optics
Dwight Streit

Analyzing Abrupt Microstrip Transitions
Barney Arntz

Unique Inductive Feedback LNA Design
David VanStone


3G Around the World and Back Again
Raqibul Mostafa, Fakhrul Alam and Kyung Kyoon Bae

Adaptive DC Power Management for HBT PAs in CDMA Handsets
James A. Roche, Richard M. Healy, Gary Hau, Ph.D., and Sara A. Caron

Debugging Embedded SoC Systems
Michael Johnson, Neil Puthuff

802.11b/a - A Physical Medium Comparison
John Hansen


The New Face of Aviation Security
Roger Lesser, Megan Alderton

Working With Transistor S-Parameters
Duangrat Eungdamrong and Devendra Misra

Practical Costas Loop Design
Jeff Feigin

Oscillator Phase Noise Revisited a Heuristic Review
Bar-Giora Goldberg