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Microwave Engineering

Microwave Engineering
By David M. Pozar

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Focusing on the design of microwave circuits and components, this valuable reference offers professionals and students an introduction to the fundamental concepts necessary for real world design. The author successfully introduces Maxwell's equations, wave propagation, network analysis, and design principles as applied to modern microwave engineering. A considerable amount of material in this book is related to the design of specific microwave circuits and components, for both practical and motivational value. It also presents the analysis and logic behind these designs so that the reader can see and understand the process of applying the fundamental concepts to arrive at useful results. The derivations are well laid out and the majority of each chapter's formulas are displayed in a nice tabular format every few pages. This Third Edition offers greatly expanded coverage with new material on: Noise; Nonlinear effects; RF MEMs; transistor power amplifiers; FET mixers; oscillator phase noise; transistor oscillators and frequency multiplier.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #577247 in Books
  • Published on: 2004-02-05
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.96" h x 1.16" w x 7.28" l, 2.81 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 720 pages

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From the Back Cover
Comprehensive, up-to-date, and applied coverage of modern microwave engineering

Complete with practical applications and clear design procedures, Pozar’s Third Edition of MICROWAVE ENGINEERING offers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of the field. Based on fundamental principles of electrical engineering, the text shows that microwave circuits and devices can be explained through the use of circuit theory, Maxwell’s equations, and related concepts.

Now updated and revised, this Third Edition features new material on active circuit design, nonlinear effects, and noise.

Highlight include:

  • New and revised coverage: The third Edition presents new materials on capacitively coupled resonator filters, RF MEMS, transistor power amplifiers, transistor oscillators, frequency multipliers, oscillator phase noise, and FET mixers, as well as substantially revised coverage of a number of topics.
  • Many examples covering both theory and design: Examples, including many that are new or revised for this edition, show how typical problems are solved, how typical designs are carried out, and how typical component designs perform.
  • A wide variety of problems: Problems, including many that are new or revised, also cover both theory and design. Answers to selected problems provide opportunities for self-assessment.
  • Discussion of both the how and the why of microwave engineering: The text begins with fundamental concepts, then builds on these to show how microwave components and circuits operate, and how they are designed.
  • Extra resource on the Web: The web site for this text includes a Laboratory Manual of experiments from the University of Massachusetts and related files for using Ansoft’s Serenade Microwave CAD package for several of the examples and problems in the book.

Also by David M. Pozar:
Microwave and RF Design of Wireless Systems
ISBN: 0-471-32282-2

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5The Best Reference for Microwave Engineering
As a working engineer with high power RF for nearly 20 years, I found David Pozar's book to be one of the best references to microwave engineering that is available. There are many professional books available which cover the same topics, but they lack a sufficient mathematical electricity & magnetism explanation in comparison. One of the things I found is that I had to refresh myself on the math, which is a good thing, in order to complete the problems at end of every chapter. I recently met a microwave communications engineer who had a class taught by David Pozar and he said it was difficult since Pozar is demanding, but enjoyed the class. Well, this attitude is reflected in this book by treating most topics very quantitatively.

I would highly recommend Microwave Engineering to all mobile communications, RF, radar systems and electronic warfare engineers. And of course to all graduate electrical engineering students.

With this book, I also recommend as a complement RF Design Guide: Systems, Circuits, and Equations

The only negative I can say is about cost, but there are several used sources available and for this type of reference the new cost can be justified if you work in this field.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
4Good, but heavy on the math
By jroberts
Overall, I found Pozar's book to be a good handbook on pracical applications of microwave engineering. However, as one who has not been a design engineer in years, the long drawn out mathematical proofs of the theories behind the applications made for a sometimes tedious read. This would have been a great text for me right out of college, but in my current position I don't need to understand the theory to the depth that Pozar often goes into. The purists and hardcore design guys might say I've devolved into a mathematical whimp, but for my needs I like overviews.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Classic book for reference
By Stephanie
I needed a book for practical reference. This book is well organized and decently illustrates the concepts in a non-superfluous manner. This has all the basic material you would learn in a microwave course, but you would need additional references for more advanced topics.

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