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formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit
design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
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Below are the old forum threads, including responses to the original posts.
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Post subject: Oscillator Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:02 pm
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:58 pm
I am trying to design an oscillator operating between
(400MHz- 1.2GHz) using a resonator and a feedback amplifier. I do not
have any background on RF PCB and was wondering on how to get started.
Can anyone recommend me some reading material, URLs or books that can
help me get started?
Post subject: Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:19 am
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:33 pm
I do not have off the top of my head a good book
explicitly on RF PCB or Ocillator design. I would recommend that first
you look for and read application notes.
Here is a zilog example
that I know some have found useful:
If you want a really good practicle book on RF design in general,
though it does not cover PCB design, I would recommend:
Design" by Chris Bowick ISBN 0-7506-9946-9
This is great for
practcle theory and discreet RF radio.
A really good academic
work that is well written would be
"Planar Microwave Engineering"
by Thomas H. Lee ISBN 0-521-83526-7
If you just want to get up
and running, application notes will probably be your best bet. Agilent,
Burr-brown and many others tend to have really useful app notes.
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