This textbook is written for students who have taken a first-year undergraduate physics course in fields and waves. Its objective is to develop the RF circuit design aspects in such a way that the need for transmission line principles is made clear without adopting an electromagnetic field approach. With the knowledge of basic circuit theory and an exposure to microelectronics, students can cover the entire spectrum from the basic principles of transmission and microstrip lines to the various high-frequency circuit design procedures. In the expanded second edition, the authors present realistic circuit examples at the end of each chapter in a "practically speaking" section.
The appendix provides an introduction to MATLAB.
Teaching materials based on MATLAB and Simulink