RF circuit design – theory and applications


The objective of this textbook is to develop the RF circuit design
aspects in such a way that the need of transmission line principles is
made clear without adopting an electromagnetic field approach.


no EM background is necessary beyond a first year undergraduate physics
course in fields and waves as provided by most colleges and
universities. Students equipped with the knowledge of basic circuit
theory and/or an exposure to microelectronics can use this book and
cover the entire spectrum from the basic principles of transmission and
microstrip lines to the various high-frequency circuit design

RF Circuit Design – Theory and Applications by R.Ludwig and P.Bretchko

the advanced students the entry into this field is often pursued
through an electromagnetic field approach, while for the technologists
the basic circuit aspect embedded in Kirchhoff’s laws is the preferred