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Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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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 coupling, amplifiers and gain control, filters, mixers, demodulation, digital communication, and the latest software defined radio (SDR) technology. Written by a team of telecommunication 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 coupling
• Mixers
• Frequency sources and control
• Ancillary receiver circuits
• Performance measurement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071843331
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/03/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 1,026,156
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Ulrich L. Rohde, Dr.Ing. habil., is a Professor of RF and Microwave at the University of Cottbus, Germany, Chairman of Synergy Microwave Corp. NJ, USA, Professor at Oradea University, Romania, honorary professor at IIT Delhi, India; President of Communications Consulting


FL, USA, and a partner in Rohde & Schwarz, Munich, Germany. Dr. Rohde is past member of the board of directors and a former executive vice president of Ansoft


now it is Ansys. He is an IEEE life Fellow, published over 300 scientific papers in professional journals and conferences, co-authored of 12 technical books and book chapters, over 3 dozens patents into his credits and recipients of more than dozen scientific and IEEE society awards. In 2006, Dr. Rohde was honored as Microwave Legend by Microwave & RF Magazine; the selection was based on global voting. In 2009, Dr. Rohde was selected in the list of Divine Innovators of November 2011, Microwave Journal. Based on Dr. Rohde’s 5-decade of scientific creativity and pioneer contributions in the field of microwave and antenna, IEEE has established 2 awards on his name “IEEE Ulrich L. Rohde Innovative Conference Paper Awards on Antenna Measurements and Applications” and IEEE Ulrich L. Rohde Innovative Conference Paper Awards on Computational Techniques in Electromagnetics”. His hobbies are sailing, U.S. Merchant Marine Officer, Master of Steam or Motor Vessels, photography and ham radio (Dj2LR and N1UL).

Jerry C. Whitaker is a Vice President of Standards Development at the Advanced Television Systems Committee. Mr. Whitaker joined ATSC in 2000 and has participated in all facets of the organization, from development of standards and recommended practices to representing ATSC at various organizations and venues. Current work is focused on ATSC 3.0—the next-generation digital television system. Mr. Whitaker is the author and editor of more than 35 books on technical topics, including the second and third edition of this book. Mr. Whitaker is a Fellow the Society of Broadcast Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He has served as a Board member and Vice President of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Mr. Whitaker twice received the Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award from the Association of Business Publishers (ABP). He was also named “Educator of the Year” by the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Hobbies include building vacuum tube audio amplifiers and collecting/rebuilding classic radio broadcast hardware.

Hans Zahnd is a pioneering developer of SDR-based communications receiver designs. He operates the company ADAT, which specializes in digital transceiver products. He was working for 36 years as a design engineer in the telecom industry and was playing a mayor role on the design of digital communications systems. Mr. Zahnd has been engaged as an expert and mentor for RF, SDR, and communication technologies at the University of Applied Science in Burgdorf, Switzerland. He is a licensed radio amateur (HB9CBU).

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