Stephen Maas is widely known for his expertise in RF, microwave, and mmWave mixer technology, which was recognized with the MTT-S Application Award in 2002 for the low distortion FET resistive mixer and the Microwave Prize in 1989 for his work on distortion in diode mixers. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE.
Dr. Maas’ broad and detailed knowledge of all RF/microwave components is reflected in his numerous books: “Microwave Mixers,” “Nonlinear Microwave Circuits,” “The RF and Microwave Circuit Design Cookbook,” “Noise in Linear and Nonlinear Circuits,” and “Practical Microwave Circuits.”
Among his career accomplishments, Maas served as a principal and chief scientist of AWR Corporation, now part of Cadence Design Systems, where he helped develop the Microwave Office circuit simulator.
He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971 and 1972, respectively, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA in 1984.