This textbook presents a unified treatment of theory, analysis and design of microwave devices and circuits. It is designed to address the needs of undergraduate students of electronics and communi-cation engineering for a course in microwave engineering as well as those of the students pursuing M.Sc. courses in electronics science. The main objective is to provide students with a thorough under-standing of microwave devices and circuits, and to acquaint them with some of the methods used in circuit analysis and design.
Several types of planar transmission lines such as stripline, microstrip, slot line and a few other structures have been explained. The important concepts of scattering matrix and Smith chart related to design problems have been discussed in detail. The performance and geometry of microwave transistors-both bipolar and field effect-have been analysed. Microwave passive components such as couplers, power dividers, attenuators, phase shifters and circulators have been comprehensively dealt with. Finally, the analysis and design aspects of microwave transistor amplifiers and oscillators are presented using the scattering parameters technique.
Numerous solved problems and chapter-end questions are included for practice and reinforcement of the concepts.