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Communications Receivers: DPS, Software Radios, and Design, 3rd Edition Hardcover – December 6, 2000

ISBN-13: 063-9785319184 ISBN-10: 0071361219 Edition: 3rd

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"A nice mix of theoretical and practical information. Many useful detailed circuits are shown and system analyses and trade-off studies are included." --Ham Radio magazine* The leading guide to receivers-- with updates on all crucial DSP elements COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVERS Third Edition From reception basics to cutting-edge software radio design, this update of Communications Receivers brings you a storehouse of task-simplifying and task-clarifying information, examples, and tips. Prized by professionals and hobbyists for its ready-to-use insights on the theory and design of all types of communications receivers--including shortwave, military, broadcast, and direction-finding--this newly revised edition features: Advances in DSP, cellular, and software radio design. Details on designing, operating, specifying, installing, and maintaining every kind of receiver in common use. Specific design approaches, circuit examples, and component specs. Help with microprocessors and logic devices. Coverage of important pulse and data operating modes. More than 250 illustrations and diagrams. Handy reference material in tables, charts, and figures. Underlying theory linked to real-life technological applications. Necessary and understandable mathematical applications and explanations. Here, you’ll learn the principles and practices involved in receivers and receiver systems, antennas and antenna coupling, amplifiers and gain control, mixers, frequency, oscillators, demodulation and demodulators, digital signal processing, and much more. For better designed and better functioning receivers, Communications Receivers is your first choice. * On the second edition Tackle any receiver design job with this example-packed guide, the favorite of receiver designers and operators through three editions

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Series: McGraw-Hill Telecommunications
  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 3 edition (December 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071361219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071361217
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.5 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,790,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful By YS on September 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I needed a book on software radio and so I gladly bought this book when I came across it. I expected a lot of detailed information about DSP and software radio.
It's a thick book: 700 plus pages. However, DSP related contents only add up to 50 pages or so. Detailed treatment of software radio cannot be found anywhere. Even the itemized index has only one instance of 'software radio'. This book is mostly on (analog) circuit design issues for amps, mixers, oscillators, PLLs, etc.
I strongly doubt the authors' intention of using the subtitle 'DSP, Software Radios, and Design'. If you want to know more about software radio, you wouldn't get it from this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James E. Mackenzie on May 22, 2011
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To the guy who is disappointed in the DSP content: The book's synopsis clearly indicates that it contains SOME DSP material with this statement: "updates on all crucial DSP elements", but that does not mean it's a DSP reference volume. If you want DSP design instruction, try "Digital Signal Processing Technology" or something similar. If you want SDR material, also seek out the appropriately-focused material. This book is meant to be a general design guide and, as such, I think you have done it quite a disservice by unfairly rating it so low, based on only a single aspect of it's otherwise excellent coverage of communications receiver topologies. It's like you had a temper tantrum.

Anyway, the content in this book is exactly what I was looking for! This book will be the first step I will use in my own designs. It breaks down each building block of superhet receivers in a practical manner with only the required mathematics to support them.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Giuseppe Povoledo on September 5, 2014
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3 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Luis on April 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
el libro se ve bastante interesante, aborda los temas de los PLL, que utilizan para generar frecuencias bastante altas, estos dispositivos son utilizados en los sistemas celulares.
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