Best Reference Books – Solid State Microwave Devices and their Applications

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Solid State Microwave Devices and Their Applications subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Solid State Microwave Devices and Their Applications along with reviews.

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1. “Microwave Semiconductor Devices and their Circuit Applications” by H A Watson
2. “Microwave Circuit Analysis and Amplifier Design” by S Y Liao
3. “Microwave Circuit Design Using Linear and Non-linear Techniques” by G D Vendelin and A M Pavio and U L Rohde

“Microwave Circuit Design using Linear and Nonlinear Techniques” Book Review: This book offers time and money saving practical advice on improving the design quality of microwave passive and active circuits. The book introduces all levels of microwave circuit design and demonstrates how to design transistor and diode circuits, MIC, and MMIC technology using the latest CAD tools. A detailed treatment of HEMTs, MODFETs, MESFETs, HBTs, and other microwave transistors are provided. Computer-aided methods for linear and nonlinear designs used in the design and manufacture of microwave amplifiers, oscillators, and mixers are analyzed. The book also covers high-power amplifier design, oscillator design including feedback topologies, and phase noise using several MMIC designs like a wideband amplifier, a low-noise amplifier, and an MMIC mixer. Applications of nonlinear SPICE programs are described and a major case study of an actual anti collision radar transceiver is compared in detail against CAD predictions. The book also compares actual circuit designs with photographs of completed circuits.

4. “Microwave Integrated Circuits” by Y Konishi

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“Microwave Integrated Circuits” Book Review: This book contains both the theory and up to date technology of integrated microwave circuits. The book presents the techniques of integrated microwave circuits together with readily comprehensible theoretical explanations. The presentation made in the book is very helpful to engineers or students who are working or studying in the microwave field. The book discusses topics such as passive circuitry and semiconductor devices, error correction techniques and test systems, MIC circuit simulation and modeling and many others.

5. “Foundations of Nanomechanics: from Solid-State Theory to Device Applications” by Andrew N Cleland

“Foundations of Nanomechanics: from Solid-State Theory to Device Applications” Book Review: This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the vast field of nanomechanics and nanomechanical devices. Solid mechanics and nonlinearity in mechanical systems with notation consistent with modern convention are introduced. Piezoresistance, piezoelectricity, and other applications of electrical transducers are analyzed. Applications of fundamental & spurious sources of noise and their effect on the amplitude and phase of a mechanical resonator are also discussed. Fabrication techniques are introduced along with a primer on optical as well as electron beam lithography. Carbon nanotubes and other molecular assemblies are discussed to highlight potential future technologies. This book is suitable for professionals, researchers, or an advanced student studying engineering and physics.

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6. “Solid-State Microwave Generation” by D Kaminsky A Poezevara E Perea J Anastassiades

“Solid-State Microwave Generation” Book Review: This book provides the fundamental theory for all major generator types including direct digital synthesis. The book also concentrates on the design and realization of product systems. Actual design examples and their performances are included to explain the practical engineering involved in microwave component and sub-systems design. Their performances in a range of applications are also compared. This book is suitable for systems designers and microwave engineers.

7. “Solid State Lighting Reliability” by X J Fan and Willem Dirk Van Driel

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“Solid State Lighting Reliability” Book Review: This book compares the advantages of using solid state lighting against conventional lighting systems including lifetimes of 50,000 or more hours and high efficacy. The reliability of the performance at the device level as well as that of sub components is discussed. Various failure modes, reliability testing and reliability performance of integrated systems of SSL modules, lamps and luminaires are also covered. The book also explores the scope for future research of solid state lighting reliability along with the essential reliability theories and practices of its components and systems. This book is intended for industry professionals, researchers, and graduate students studying solid state lighting reliability from the performance of the sub components to the total system.

8. “Physics, Chemistry and Technology of Solid State Gas Sensor Devices” by Christofides Mandelis

“Physics, Chemistry and Technology of Solid State Gas Sensor Devices” Book Review: This book explains the underlying fundamental principles of solid state sensor operation governing modern sensing devices. After introducing its historical background, the book describes the interaction of gases with surfaces. A detailed treatment of fiber optic sensors, gas-sensitive solid state semiconductor sensors, photonic and photoacoustic gas sensors, surface acoustic wave sensors, piezoelectric quartz crystal microbalance sensors, and pyroelectric and thermal sensors are provided. The fabrication, performance, and application of different sensors are also dealt with in detail. This book is ideal for electrical engineers and analytical chemists using solid state sensors in environment-related analysis.

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9. “Solid-State Radiation Detectors: Technology and Applications” by Salah Awadalla

“Solid-State Radiation Detectors: Technology and Applications” Book Review: This book presents a detailed treatment of emerging solid-state materials-based technologies for radiation detection in the fields of engineering, application physics, and medical science. The book explores position-sensitivity photomultipliers and silicon photomultipliers for scintillation crystals while covering modern semiconductors used in radiation monitoring. It focuses on the interconnect technology for current pixel detectors as well as hybrid pixel detectors and their characterizations. CdZnTe and CdTe technology is explored for imaging applications in three-dimensional capability detectors. Each chapter mentions the current advantages and challenges of each material and technology presented while also including recent advances involving lanthanum halide, cerium bromide scintillators, crystallogenesis, quantum dots, and photonics crystals toward a new concept of x- and gamma-ray detectors based on metamaterials. Integrated analog signal processing read-out front ends for particle detectors are also dealt with while considering new organic materials with direct bandgap for direct energy detection. The book is designed for engineers and scientists who wish to enhance the performance of radiation detector technology for medical imaging and other applications.

10. “Microwave Solid-State Circuits and Applications” by Kai Chang

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“Microwave Solid-State Circuits and Applications” Book Review: This book examines the crucial operating principles and techniques used to incorporate solid-state devices into circuit applications. The book explores the basic principles and semiconductor physics in transmission lines and circuits. This is followed by a detailed discussion on two-terminal solid-state devices, circuits and their applications. Three-terminal solid-state devices, circuits and its applications are also analyzed. Subsequent chapters deal with noise figures and system parameters for receiver design. The book also provides numerous examples and problems to test the reader’s understanding of the subject.

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