The latest, fully updated edition of this landmark volume thoroughly examines the underlying technology of radio receivers that are in common use today, giving you a look at the entire range of systems and standards. Throughout, topics are illuminated with technical illustrations, schematic diagrams, and basic mathematical equations.
Written by a pair of telecommunications experts, Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition explains the science behind each technology and teaches how each component is put to work in real-world systems. You will learn about radio system planning, antennas and antenna coupling, amplifiers and gain control, cellular and digital communication, and the latest Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology. From there, you'll get detailed instruction on developing, designing, and constructing custom receivers.
• Features updated coverage of antennas, filters, and measurement techniques
• Contains information on cutting-edge Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology
• Technical illustrations and schematic diagrams are provided throughout