Basic  Communications Electronics, by Jack Hudson

Basic Communications
Electronics

by Jack Hudson & Jerry Luecke

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ISBN-13:
9780945053248
Copyright Date:
2005
Pages:
220
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Paperback
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11.0" x 8.5"
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Find out how electronic circuits are used to amplify, transmit, receive, and detect signals; make decisions; or how they are combined with computers, controllers, and memories.

Basic Communications Electronics explains analog electronic devices and circuits -- how they work and how they are used to build communications systems. Emphasis on semiconductor devices and integrated circuits (ICs). For anyone who wants to understand analog electronics and wireless communications. End-of-chapter quizzes and problem sets reinforce learning. Includes many worked-out examples and detailed illustrations within the text.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1] Basic Communications Systems
the makeup of a communication system, frequency, sine wave, bandwidth, phase, spectrum, wavelength

2] Analog System Functions
functions used to create analog circuits systems and subsystems

3] Amplifiers & Oscillators
how amplifiers and oscillators are used to increase or manipulate signal frequency

4] Modulation
how signals are translated to new frequencies, how sidebands are fit to the transmission

5] Mixing & Heterodyning

how circuits perform mixing and heterodyning functions

6] Transmitters
how combined circuits create AM, SSB, and FM transmitters

7] Receiving & Detection
how signals are recovered and translated back to the original information

8] Transmission Links
how antennas work, how radio waves propagate, transmission lines, fiber optics

9] Analog Integrated Circuits
how ICs are made, how they differ from digital ICs, how they are combined

10] Digital Signal Processing
how analog signals are converted to digital codes and then restored

Reader Review
This is the best book I came across under 500 pages. I loved the way this book is organized and laid out. The diagrams are easy to read and follow. The slant of the book focuses on the communication aspects of electronics starting off with a definition of communications and explaining and surprisingly clear detail the definitions you will come across. A good refresher chapter covers Ohm's Law, transistor and FETs configurations and a real good section on couplings and their effects on the signal. Diagrams of the spectrum analyzer's screen is used to explain modulation with out getting technical. All the math is basic algebra with no calculus in sight. There's a page in chapter 4 that helps you in designing common emitter amplifiers. AM, FM, sideband is covered including standing wave ratio and antenna theory. I wish I had this book when I was learning radio communications in the military. It's only 200 pages but the information provided is enough to get the beginning student up to speed quickly. The author doesn't go much into TV but he does cover various line connections from waveguides to coaxial cables. From here you can easily move on to an ARRL Radio book. I love this book!!!

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