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lecture0828 - ECE 4880 Fall 2015 History of Radios Edwin C...

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ECE 4880 Fall 2015 History of Radios August 28, 2015 Edwin C. Kan School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Cornell University
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Goals Radio history and the most important people Why is history important? “We have done that!” “We have tried that!” Professional evaluation Naming convention
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Reading Assignments T. H. Lee, The Design of CMOS Radio- Frequency Integrated Circuits, 2 nd Ed., Cambridge, 2004. Chap. 1: A Nonlinear History of Radio. Chap. 2.1: A Brief, Incomplete History of Wireless Systems
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James Clerk Maxwell Maxwell equations; Color photo; Kinetics “It is of great advantage to the student of any subject to read the original memoirs on that subject, for science is always most completely assimilated when it is in the nascent state.” t E J H t H E H E o o o o 0 . . 1831 – 1879
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Heinrich Hertz Experimental Verification of RF Radiation “One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formulae (Mechanics and Electromagnetics) have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own, that they are wiser than we are, wiser even than their discoverers, that we get more out of them than was originally put into them.” 1857 – 1894 Spark gap transmitter Receiver
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