This unique volume clearly analyzes the complex field of semiconductor microwave engineering. constants, formulas, derivations, and practical applications using diode control circuits are covered in an easy-to-follow format. This handbook even offers coverage of computer language related specifically to microwave device engineering. Microwave circuit engineers say this ready-to-use insight into FORTRAN IV programming is reason alone to have the book. Vital attention is given to microwave semiconductor diodes, and an extensive table of fundamental diode characteristics - not found even in diode handbooks - is provided for your convenience. You'll discover unique treatments, such as a thermal time constant analysis that quantifies the pulses heating effect of semiconductors, along with a method of estimating their reliability (long life expectancy) based on operating junction temperature. Practical examples of microwave network analysis and field analysis with actual device designs are demonstrated and examined.