Noise in Radio-Frequency Electronics and its Measurement

Noise in Radio-Frequency Electronics and its Measurement

François Fouquet, ESIGELEC, France

ISBN : 9781786305329

Publication Date : February 2020

Hardcover 188 pp

135.00 USD



The ability of wireless communication devices to transmit reliable information is fundamentally limited by sources of noise related to the electronic components in use.

Noise in Radio-Frequency Electronics and its Measurement has five chapters that address the theoretical aspects of this subject, and concludes with a series of exercises and solutions. The book examines the origin and sources of noise inside electronic radio-frequency circuits, their impact in telecommunications, their modeling and their measurement. Particular attention is dedicated to the origins, establishment and significance of formulas that are used when the noise characteristics of an electronic circuit are modeled or measured.

This book instructs the reader in the application of the examined methods and their adaptation to solving problems, as well as how to comfortably use the presented formulas.


1. Background Noise in Electronics.
2. Friis Formula.
3. Adapted Attenuator and Noise Factor.
4. Noise Factor Measurement on 50 Omega.
5. Characterization in Noise.
6. Exercises and Answers.

About the authors

François Fouquet is a Doctor of Electronics and a teacher–researcher at ESIGELEC, France. His research focuses on the modeling the aging of wide-bandgap semi-conductor components.

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