Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition

by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich L. Rohde, Jerry C. Whitaker, Hans Zahnd


Abstract: State-of-the-art communications receiver technologies and design strategies. This thoroughly updated guide offers comprehensive explanations of the science behind today's radio receivers along with practical guidance on designing, constructing, and maintaining real-world communications systems. You will explore system planning, antennas and antenna systems, amplifiers and gain control, filters, mixers, demodulation, digital communication, and the latest software-defined radio (SDR) technology. Written by a team of telecommunications experts, Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition, features technical illustrations, schematic diagrams, and detailed examples. Coverage includes: • Basic radio considerations • Radio receiver characteristics • Receiver system planning • Receiver implementation considerations • RF and baseband techniques for software-defined radios • Transceiver SDR considerations • Antennas and antenna systems • Mixers • Frequency sources and control • Ancillary receiver circuits • Performance measurement
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Title: Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2017 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071843331

Authors:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich L. Rohde partner of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co., KG, Munich, and chairman of Synergy Microwave Corp., Paterson, New Jersey, lives and works in Florida and New Jersey and in Munich. Since 1977 he has been professor of electrical engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and since 1982 he has been adjunct professor of electrical engineering at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Jerry C. Whitaker is Vice President for Standards Development at the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Washington, D.C. He supports the work of the various ATSC technology and specialist groups and assists in the development of ATSC standards and related documents. He currently serves as secretary of the Technology and Standards Group and secretary of the Technology Group on Next-Generation Broadcast Television. He is also closely involved in work relating to educational programs.

Hans Zahnd is a pioneering developer of SDR-based communications receiver designs. He operates the company ADAT, which specializes in digital transceiver products.

Description: State-of-the-art communications receiver technologies and design strategies. This thoroughly updated guide offers comprehensive explanations of the science behind today's radio receivers along with practical guidance on designing, constructing, and maintaining real-world communications systems. You will explore system planning, antennas and antenna systems, amplifiers and gain control, filters, mixers, demodulation, digital communication, and the latest software-defined radio (SDR) technology. Written by a team of telecommunications experts, Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition, features technical illustrations, schematic diagrams, and detailed examples. Coverage includes: • Basic radio considerations • Radio receiver characteristics • Receiver system planning • Receiver implementation considerations • RF and baseband techniques for software-defined radios • Transceiver SDR considerations • Antennas and antenna systems • Mixers • Frequency sources and control • Ancillary receiver circuits • Performance measurement