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The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits
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  • 562 b/w illus. 30 tables 185 exercises
  • Page extent: 816 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 1.62 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 621.39/732
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: TK7871.99.M44 L44 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Metal oxide semiconductors, Complementary--Design and construction
    • Radio frequency integrated circuits--Design and construction
    • Radio--Transmitter-receivers

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521835398 | ISBN-10: 0521835399)

This book, first published in 2004, is an expanded and thoroughly revised edition of Tom Lee's acclaimed guide to the design of gigahertz RF integrated circuits. A new chapter on the principles of wireless systems provides a bridge between system and circuit issues. The chapters on low-noise amplifiers, oscillators and phase noise have been significantly expanded. The chapter on architectures now contains several examples of complete chip designs, including a GPS receiver and a wireless LAN transceiver, that bring together the theoretical and practical elements involved in producing a prototype chip. Every section has been revised and updated with findings in the field and the book is packed with physical insights and design tips, and includes a historical overview that sets the whole field in context. With hundreds of circuit diagrams and homework problems this is an ideal textbook for students taking courses on RF design and a valuable reference for practising engineers.

• Thoroughly revised and expanded new edition of a best-selling guide to the design of CMOS RF chips • Contains a new chapter on the fundamentals of wireless systems • Now contains several complete, stage-by-stage chip designs, including a GPS receiver and a wireless LAN transceiver


1. A nonlinear history of radio; 2. Overview of wireless principles; 3. Passive RLC networks; 4. Characteristics of passive IC components; 5. A review of MOS device physics; 6. Distributed systems; 7. The Smith chart and S-parameters; 8. Bandwidth estimation techniques; 9. High-frequency amplifier design; 10. Voltage references and biasing; 11. Noise; 12. LNA design; 13. Mixers; 14. Feedback systems; 15. RF power amplifiers; 16. Phase-locked loops; 17. Oscillators and synthesizers; 18. Phase noise; 19. Architectures; 20. RF circuits through the ages.


'Tom Lee has written a terrific book. Everyone that visits my office wants to borrow it, and I tell them to go buy their own.' David Rutledge, California Institute of Technology

'Tom Lee's love of, and deep involvement in, radio-frequency integrated circuits is immediately obvious upon glancing through this excellent and original book. Some of his viewpoints are controversial; but this, in fact, makes this stimulating, hard-to-put-down book all the more interesting.' Yannis Tsividis, Columbia University

'The first edition of this book, published in 1998, was a pioneering textbook on the field of RF CMOS design. This second edition is a very interesting and upgraded version that includes new material and revised topics … This second edition, which is upgraded and improved, is really useful, both in the industry and academia, for the new generation of RF engineers … and is a valuable reference for practising engineers …' IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine

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