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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION 
In the 14 years since the first edition of this book, RF IC design has experienced a dramatic metamorphosis. Innovations in transceiver architectures, circuit topologies, and device structures have led to highly-integrated “radios” that span a broad spectrum of applications. Moreover, new analytical and modeling techniques have considerably improved our understanding of RF circuits and their underlying principles. A new edition was therefore due. The second edition differs from the first in several respects: 
1. I realized at the outset three-and-a-half years ago—that simply adding “patches” to the first edition would not reflect today’s RF microelectronics. I thus closed the first edition and began with a clean slate. The two editions have about 10% overlap. 
2. I wanted the second edition to contain greater pedagogy, helping the reader understand both the fundamentals and the subtleties. I have thus incorporated hundreds of examples and problems. 




3. I also wanted to teach design in addition to analysis. I have thus included step-bystep design procedures and examples. Furthermore, I have dedicated Chapter 13 to the step-by-step transistor-level design of a dual-band WiFi transceiver. 
4. With the tremendous advances in RF design, some of the chapters have inevitably become longer and some have been split into two or more chapters. As a result, the second edition is nearly three times as long as the first.




Suggestions for Instructors and Students 
The material in this book is much more than can be covered in one quarter or semester. The following is a possible sequence of the chapters that can be taught in one term with reasonable depth. Depending on the students’ background and the instructor’s preference, other combinations of topics can also be covered in one quarter or semester.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Behzad Razavi received the BSEE degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1985 and MSEE and PhDEE degrees from Stanford University in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He was with AT&T Bell Laboratories and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories until 1996. Since 1996, he has been associate professor and, subsequently, professor of electrical engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. His current research includes wireless transceivers, frequency synthesizers, phase-locking and clock recovery for high-speed data communications, and data converters. Professor Razavi was an adjunct professor at Princeton University from 1992 to 1994, and at Stanford University in 1995. He served on the Technical Program Committees of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 1993 to 2002 and VLSI Circuits Symposium from 1998 to 2002.




He has also served as guest editor and associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and International Journal of High Speed Electronics. Professor Razavi received the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 1994 ISSCC; the best paper award at the 1994 European Solid-State Circuits Conference; the best panel award at the 1995 and 1997 ISSCC; the TRW Innovative Teaching Award in 1997; the best paper award at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) in 1998; and McGraw-Hill First Edition of the Year Award in 2001.




He was the co-recipient of both the Jack Kilby Outstanding Student Paper Award and the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 2001 ISSCC. He received the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006; the UCLA Faculty Senate Teaching Award in 2007; and the CICC Best Invited Paper Award in 2009. He was also recognized as one of the top ten authors in the fifty-year history of ISSCC. He received the IEEE Donald Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits in 2012.

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