We are pleased to present, in serialized form, the entire Chapter 4 of the recently published book Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach, by Prof. Michael Steer. To see a detailed description of this comprehensive, nearly 1000-page book, and the full Table of Contents, click here.
The book, copyright 2010, is published by SciTech Publishing, ISBN 9781891121883; this excerpt is used with their permission, all rights reserved.
About the author: Michael Steer is the Lampe Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his B.E. (1976) and Ph.D (1983), both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Prof. Steer is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and is active in the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). He has authored more than 400 publications and has coauthored the books Foundations of Interconnect and Microstrip Design and Multifunctional Adaptive Microwave Circuits and Systems.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.