Find out how electronic circuits are used to amplify, transmit, receive, and detect signals; make decisions; or how they are combined with computers, controllers, and memories.
Basic Communications Electronics explains analog electronic devices and circuits -- how they work and how they are used to build communications systems. Emphasis on semiconductor devices and integrated circuits (ICs). For anyone who wants to understand analog electronics and wireless communications. End-of-chapter quizzes and problem sets reinforce learning. Includes many worked-out examples and detailed illustrations within the text.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1] Basic Communications Systems
the makeup of a communication system, frequency, sine wave, bandwidth, phase, spectrum, wavelength
2] Analog System Functions
functions used to create analog circuits systems and subsystems
3] Amplifiers & Oscillators
how amplifiers and oscillators are used to increase or manipulate signal frequency
how signals are translated to new frequencies, how sidebands are fit to the transmission
5] Mixing & Heterodyning
how circuits perform mixing and heterodyning functions
how combined circuits create AM, SSB, and FM transmitters
7] Receiving & Detection
how signals are recovered and translated back to the original information
8] Transmission Links
how antennas work, how radio waves propagate, transmission lines, fiber optics
9] Analog Integrated Circuits
how ICs are made, how they differ from digital ICs, how they are combined
10] Digital Signal Processing
how analog signals are converted to digital codes and then restored
by Jack Hudson & Jerry Luecke
Publisher: Master Publishing
Copyright Date: 1999, 2005
Dimensions: 11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
Weight: 1.2 lbs
About the Authors:
Jack Hudson, W9MU, was the head of the Electronics Program at College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, where he taught a wide-range of electronics courses to community college students as well as sailors from the nearby Great Lakes Naval Training Center. He is a licensed Extra Class amateur radio operator.
Jerry Luecke holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University. He worked for Texas Instruments, and is the author and editor of many electronics texts.