An invaluable reference tool for RF, digital and system level designers, the book enable you to efficiently design linear RF power amplifiers, and includes detailed discussions on envelope power management schemes and linearization techniques.
First of all, I should explain the title of this book. This is not really an advanced book, but does cover topics which are generally of a less elementary, or tutorial, nature than my first book. In RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications (RFPA, also published by Artech House), my overriding goal was to present the subject material in a manner that is analytical but hopefully still readable. Engineering literature has always bothered me. Both books and technical journals seem to present everything couched in highlevel mathematics which the majority of practicing engineers can?t understand, or at best don?t have the time or inclination to decipher. There seems to be an ?emperor?s new clothes? situation about it all; make the subject as difficult as possible, frequently much more difficult than it needs to be, and you are almost assured of pious nods of approval in higher places. Lower places, where most of us operate, offer a less reverent reception, but seem to accept the situation nevertheless. The odd paper maybe progresses as far as the fax machine or the filing cabinet, but then rests in peace and gathers dust. I am encouraged, and very grateful, for the positive response to my modest but radical attempts to change this situation in RFPA, and proceed with this volume in very much the same spirit.