Books of Interest: March 2009

New Wiley-IEEE Press books cover microwave circuits, signal design, and magnetic materials

6 March 2009

Here is a selection of books from Wiley-IEEE Press. Members receive a 15 percent discount by using the promotional code INSA2 when ordering from

books01Analysis and Design of Autonomous Microwave Circuits

By Almudena Suarez
(January 2009, US $145, 704 pp.)

Covers harmonic-balance techniques that can substantially increase control over oscillation in autonomous circuits. The author provides an explanation and analysis of the main types of autonomous circuits, including push-push oscillators, coupled oscillators, harmonic-injection dividers, and self-oscillating mixers.



book02CMOS: Mixed-Signal Circuit Design, 2nd Ed.

By R. Jacob Baker
(December 2008, $110, 330pp.)

This advanced guide discusses mixed-signal design techniques from a circuit designer's point of view, bringing them up to speed on the latest technology. For graduate students as well as professionals working in the field, this edition has more examples than the first.



book03Introduction to Magnetic Materials, 2nd Ed.

By B.D. Cullity and C.D. Graham
(December 2008, $110, 544 pp.)

Covers the basics of magnetic quantities, magnetic devices, and materials. This revision covers SQUID and alternating-gradient magnetometers, magnetic force microscopes, the Kerr effect, amorphous alloys, rare-earth magnets, SI units alongside CGS units, and other topics.



book04Algorithms and Protocols for Wireless, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Edited by Azzedine Boukerche
(November 2008, US $110, 496 pp.)

Explains how to design and fabricate the next generation of ad hoc networks. The book covers fundamental algorithms and protocols for wireless and mobile networks and includes a set of tests to reinforce the reader’s understanding.



book05Algorithms and Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks

Edited by Azzedine Boukerche
(October 2008, $110, 544 pp.)

Covers the fundamental algorithms and protocols for wireless sensor networks. The book identifies the research needed to design and assess the deployment of wireless sensor networks. It also analyzes the development of the next generation of heterogeneous wireless sensor networks.



Almudena Suarez: Analyzing Complex Circuits

A number of recent advances have been made in the techniques for simulating autonomous microwave circuits, which are used for frequency generation and conversion in communications systems. To bring microwave circuit designers up to speed on the new techniques, IEEE Senior Member Almudena Suarez wrote Analysis and Design of Autonomous Microwave Circuits.

“The book provides insight into the behavior of these circuits, which are too complex for many to understand because of the math involved in describing their behavior,” says Suarez, a professor of communications engineering at the University of Cantabria, in Santander, Spain. “Few books are devoted to describing the various techniques for analyzing these circuits, so designers usually have doubts about the techniques’ limitations and accuracy.” Suarez, therefore, starts each chapter with an explanation of basic concepts and mathematical derivations before moving on to advanced circuit theory.

The nonlinear circuits that are involved can be unstable, which could degrade their performance and increase production costs. So her textbook explains the dynamics of nonlinear circuits, which “are often not well understood by microwave designers,” Suarez notes.

The book also explores harmonic-balance techniques that can substantially increase designer control over oscillation. Other topics include injection-locked oscillators, frequency dividers, coupled oscillators, and self-oscillating mixers.

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