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This book would not have been possible without the assistance of over 100 personally owned textbooks, boxes full of published papers, and years of both assistance and debate with colleagues.All SPICE simulations were done using SIMetrix v2.5.Mathematical simulations and plots were done using Mathcad 13 (Mathsoft) and MS Excel 2003.Word processing was done using MS Word 2003 on an AMD Athlon 62 X2 4200+ processor using2GB of RAM. PDF output was produced using PDF995 by Software995.
On the front cover is an F-band (90 GHz
140 GHz) E-H tuner from Custom Microwave Inc. On therear cover is a 2D field plot of the cross-section of a round pipe in a square conduit done using2DField (see the author’s website). The unusual RC circuit on the rear cover gives a maximumvoltage gain of just over 15%. Ordinary RC circuits give less than unity voltage gain.