Giovanni Crupi is an assistant professor at the University of Messina, Italy, where he teaches microwave electronics and optoelectronics. Since 2005, he has been a visiting scientist with KU Leuven and IMEC, Leuven, Belgium. Giovanni's main research interests include small and large signal modeling of advanced microwave devices. He is the chair of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Fellowship program and serves as an associate editor of International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields. Dominique Schreurs is a full professor at KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Previously, she has been a visiting scientist at Agilent Technologies (USA), Eidgen ssische Technische Hochschule Z rich (Switzerland), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA). Dominique's main research interests concern linear and nonlinear characterization and modeling of microwave devices and circuits, as well as linear and nonlinear hybrid and integrated circuit design for telecommunications and biomedical applications. She is the technical chair of ARFTG and serves as the editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
This book is the first to give an introduction to microwave de-embedding, showing how it is the cornerstone for waveform engineering. The authors clearly explain theoretical concepts, providing a foundation that supports linear and non-linear measurements, modeling and circuit design. Subsequent chapters analyze linear and non-linear characterization and modeling for silicon devices and low-noise amplifier design. The book ends with two chapters addressing successful power amplifier design strategies using the de-embedding concept. Recent developments and future trends in the field are covered throughout, including the state-of-the-art non-linear approach to de-embedding.
Foreword by G. Ghione Foreword by S. Maas About the Editors Authors Biographies 1. A Clear-Cut Introduction to the De-embedding Concept: Less is More by G. Crupi, D. Schreurs and A. Caddemi 2. Millimeter-Wave Characterization of Silicon Devices under Small-Signal Regime: Instruments and Measurement Methodologies by G. Dambrine 3. Characterization and Modeling of High-Frequency Active Devices Oriented to High-Sensitivity Subsystems Design by E. Limiti, W. Ciccognani, and S. Colangeli 4. High-Frequency and Microwave Electromagnetic Analysis Calibration and De-embedding by J. Rautio 5. Large-Signal Time-Domain Waveform-Based Transistor Modeling by I. Angelov, G. Avolio, and D. Schreurs 6. Measuring and Characterizing Nonlinear Radio-Frequency Systems by W. Van Moer, L. Lauwers, and K. Barbe 7. Behavioral Models for Microwave Circuit Design by J. Pedro, and T. Cunha 8. Electromagnetic-Analysis-Based Transistor De-embedding and Related Radio-Frequency Ampli?er Design by M. Yarlequé, D. Scheurs, B. Nauwelaers, D. Resca, and G. Vannini 9. Nonlinear Embedding and De-embedding: Theory and Applications by A. Raffo, V. Vadalà, and G. Vannini