Best Reference Books – RF System Design and RF IC Design

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on RF System Design and RF IC Design subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on RF System Design and RF IC Design along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on RF System Design and RF IC Design subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "RF System Design and RF IC Design" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Transistor Level Modeling for Analog/RF IC Design” by Wladyslaw Grabinski and Bart Nauwelaers

“Transistor Level Modeling for Analog/RF IC Design” Book Review: This book includes a wide range of subjects. This book can be studied by researchers and users of MOSFET devices and models. It can be studied by anyone working with compact model developments. Numerical TCAD modeling and parameter extraction are included. Space-level simulation or model standardization is given. This book can be used by PhD students.

2. “Charge–Based MOS Transistor Modeling: The EKV Model for Low–Power and RF IC Design” by Christian C Enz and Eric A Vittoz

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“Charge–Based MOS Transistor Modeling: The EKV Model for Low–Power and RF IC Design” Book Review: The book has calculations ranging from simple to complex. A brief account of process-dependent device parameters is given. EKV charge-based model of the MOS transistor for the design is described. Simulation of low-power analog and RF ICs is also given. The book is divided into three parts. First is the basic long-channel intrinsic charge-based model. Second is the extended charge-based model. Third is the high-frequency model. This book can be used by engineers and circuit designers. It can act as a guide book for advanced students in electrical and computer engineering.

3. “Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems” by Gabriele Manganaro and Domine M W Leenaerts

“Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems” Book Review: This book gives a technical introduction to the subject. Wireless infrastructure is the prime focus. It then leads to selected highly integrated systems for handsets and mobile devices. Power amplifiers and low-noise amplifiers are taken up. Modulators and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are also included. Other topics are digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and single-chip radios. Research topics and their potential are discussed. References, introductions and latest results are included. This can be used by university and industrial researchers.

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4. “Linear CMOS RF Power Amplifiers: A Complete Design Workflow” by Hector Solar Ruiz and Roc Berenguer Pérez

“Linear CMOS RF Power Amplifiers: A Complete Design Workflow” Book Review: This book gives the steps of the design to the final IC implementation and tests. Design guidelines of the inductor’s geometrical characteristics are described. Their power applications are also included. The book proposes a new model. It facilitates designs in terms of transistor sizing. It would require inductor quality factors or minimum supply voltage. New techniques and architectures are given in the book.

5. “Analog Design Essentials (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)” by Willy M Sansen

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“Analog Design Essentials (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)” Book Review: This is a one of a kind book. It has all required topics for an analog designer. The book starts with basics and moves to complex parts. They include Operational amplifiers. Opamp synthesis is thoroughly described. Operating at low supply voltages is described. Noise, distortion, filters ADC/DACs and oscillators are next.

6. “Analog IC Design with Low-Dropout Regulators, Second Edition” by Gabriel A Rincon-Mora
7. “RF System Design of Transceivers for Wireless Communications” by Qizheng Gu

“RF System Design of Transceivers for Wireless Communications” Book Review: It is aimed for RF Engineers. RF systems design methods are systematically explained. Their design formulas are explained in detail. Importance is given to mobile station transmitter and receiver system design. This is imposed on transceiver design of wireless systems. This can be WLAN.

8. “Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Electromagnetic Waves)” by Michael Steer

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“Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Electromagnetic Waves)” Book Review: This is an updated version of the book. Includes current wireless systems with 4G sections. technologies behind 5G cellular communications are also included. 10 real world case studies of leading edge designs are included. Exercises are included at chapter ends. They range from easy to difficult.

9. “Practical RF System Design (Wiley – IEEE)” by William F Egan

“Practical RF System Design (Wiley – IEEE)” Book Review: This is a practical guide on the subject. Radio frequency components and circuits are described. This book combines theory with practical. Methods for examining real RF systems are given. Theoretical results and models with examples are given. This is an important book for RF system engineers. Important topics like system noise and nonlinearity are included. Frequency conversion and phase noise are also given. Numerous practical examples are given. They use MATLAB(r) and Excel. These spreadsheets are available for download.

10. “Introduction to RF Equipment and System Design (Radar Library)” by Pekka Eskelinen

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“Introduction to RF Equipment and System Design (Radar Library)” Book Review: This book applies theory to real-world applications. It uses examples from recent design projects.

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