Communications Receivers, Fourth Edition

Communications Receivers, Fourth Edition
By:Whitaker, Jerry; Rohde, Ulrich; Rohde , Ulrich
Pub Date:November 6th 2016
Format:Mixed media product 656 pages
ISBN:0071843337 / 9780071843331
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This classic guide to communications receivers has been fully revised to give readers the complete picture, including the state-of-the-art in communications technologies

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


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Jerry C. Whitaker is Vice President of Standards Development at the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), Washington, D.C. He was previously President of Technical Press, a consulting company based in the San Jose area. Whitaker has been involved in various aspects of the electronics industry for over 30 years, with specialization in communications. He is the former editorial director and associate publisher of Broadcast Engineering and Video Systems magazines, and a former radio station chief engineer and television news producer. Mr. Whitaker is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, an SBE-certified professional broadcast engineer, a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


Ulrich L. Rohde is the President of Communications Consulting Corporation, Executive Vice President of Ansoft Corporation, Chairman of Synergy Microwave Corporation, and a partner in Rohde & Schwarz, Munich. He is Honorary Visiting Professor of Electronic and Microwave Engineering at the University of Bradford, UK and is the author of six books. He resides in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.


Ulrich L. Rohde is the President of Communications Consulting Corporation, Executive Vice President of Ansoft Corporation, Chairman of Synergy Microwave Corporation, and a partner in Rohde & Schwarz, Munich. He is Honorary Visiting Professor of Electronic and Microwave Engineering at the University of Bradford, UK and is the author of six books. He resides in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Jerry Whitaker is the president of Technical Press, and the former editor of Broadcast Engineering. He is the author of more than a dozen technical books, including McGraw-Hill's Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering. He lives in Morgan Hill, California. Andrew Bateman is Director of Avren Ltd., a company specializing in digital signal processing and software radio consultancy. He was formerly Professor of Communications and Signal Processing at Bristol University. He lives in Bath, UK.

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