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Understanding Telephone Electronics, Third Edition Paperback – January 21, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0750699440 ISBN-10: 0750699442 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 367 pages
  • Publisher: Newnes; 3 edition (January 21, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750699442
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750699440
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,414,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Covers conventional telephone fundamentals! Explores how telephone systems operate and how digital electronics replace them. "Introduces state-of-the-art speech circuits, dialing, ringing, and central office electronics. Dissects modems and digital transmission techniques. Studies microcomputers and cellular phones. Helps readers increase their knowledge quickly". -- HOWARD W SAMS & CO --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The book spells out the advantages and disadvantages of digital transmission, sampling, coding, and the various formats of multiplexed systems. The Central Office and all the various transmission modes are included, providing a complete look at telephone systems. Plus, you learn the evolving features of network transmission and wireless telephones.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By calvinnme HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 17, 2007
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If you are coming from a position of having no knowledge of how the fields of electronics and telephony merge and you need an accessible book on the basics, this book certainly fits the bill. I think lots of people are disappointed by this book because they are expecting something more from a standpoint of engineering modern projects involving telephony, and this book's content is wedged half way between technician and engineering-level. To understand why this book is put together this way you need to know its history. The first edition came out in 1983 and was sold at Radio Shack back when they sold electronics parts and kits for hobbyists and technicians, not wireless phones. Thus, its origins are still evident even in its fourth edition. There is very little mathematics in this book, and what is there consists of very simple calculations. Most everything is explained via block diagrams and then detailed diagrams of the electronics within each block. You'll need to remember your basic electronics before diving into this book - the operation of diodes, transistors, and opamps - because the illustrations make heavy use of them and the book assumes you know their usage and operation. Each chapter has a quiz at the end of it and the answers to all of the questions are in the back of the book. The book fills a needed niche - no other book I know of really addresses this subject - but the fourth edition is now six years old and it could use an update.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Hedley on December 17, 2001
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The title is accurate. If you want to learn about telephone electronics, this is a great book. It's easy to read, comprehensive and well structured. No, it doesn't go into great detail about state of the art modems or attempt to teach the finepoints of wireless telephony, but it does cover basic fax, modem and telephone electronics very well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John A. Faulkner on February 22, 2010
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You will be interested in this book if you:
o Want to learn about analogue, circuit switched, telephony basics;
o Want to learn about the internal workings of modern analogue electronic phones;
o Are looking for a text suitable for polytechnic (eg: TAFE) students or first year engineering students;
o Know about older electromechanical systems and want to update your knowledge.

This is not suitable for anyone who:
o wants to learn about modern VOIP technology;
o has no background in electronics.

Originally prepared for Texas Instruments Information Publishing Centre, this provides the reader with an introduction to modern electronic telephones as found in customer premises, as well as an understanding of the functioning of analogue exchange (or "central office" in US usage) equipment. While the major telephone service providers are switching to VOIP over their own private networks and planning "soft switches", this is still how the majority of telephone conversations are transmitted.

The technology is explained by looking at functional blocks, showing how this is implemented in circuits with discrete components, then giving examples of ICs that perform the tasks. Diagrams are used liberally and are well-presented. Explanations are clear. You can learn a lot from the text alone, but if you are reading this, then do yourself a favour and get hold of a telephone that you can dissect and experiment on. You should also try out a few circuits. Warning: never connect telephones that you have repaired or modified to the public switched network or use the network to conduct experiments.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Kenley C. Vogt on June 2, 2010
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I bought this book for work - It provides a good working base for how telephones work. We live in an age where we have a right to dial tone and very seldom give any thought how the telephone and its network really work. This is not a book for the novice though you really must want to understand the phone and the phone system from a technical prospective. I keep it on my desk at work for a reference. I recommend that you also get a copy of Newtons Telecom Dictionary as well.Newton's Telecom Dictionary, 25th Edition: Telecommunications, Networking, Information Technologies, The Internet, Wired, Wireless, Satellites and Fiber
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Pathma on February 23, 2006
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Hi,

Went thru this book, it cover all the basic element of telephone network, it's most sutiable for someone with 0% of telephone circuirty

The example (of schmatic) uses older chip's, that mean if you plan to purchase this book for some project then do not put your hope.

M.Pathma
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