Description

New material in the third edition includes mobile base station antennas, operation of cellular networks, SAW filters and ceramic resonators, modulation for stereo FM broadcasts, ADPCM, and vocoders.

Key Features

*The essential data and information for modern radio engineering at your fingertips *Based on the practical knowhow of practicing engineers *Ideal for reference and revision

Readership

Professional / technician engineers, students (vocational and undergraduate), service engineers, installation engineers, advanced electronics and radio enthusiasts.

Table of Contents

Preface; Propagation of radio waves; The decibel scale; Transmission lines; Antennas; Resonant circuits; Oscillators; Piezo-electric devices; Bandwidth requirements and modulation; Frequency planning; Radio equipment; Microwave communication; Information privacy and encryption; Multiplexing; Speech digitization and synthesis; VHF and UHF mobile communication; Signalling; Mobile radio systems; Base station site management; Instrumentation; Batteries; Satellite communications; Connectors and interfaces; Broadcasting; Abbreviations adn symbols; Miscellaneous data; Index.

Details

No. of pages:
344
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
Print ISBN:
9780750656085
Electronic ISBN:
9780080497471

About the editors

Joseph Carr

Joe Carr devoted his life to furthering a wider understanding of electronics and spreading his passion for radio, becoming one of the USA’s best known technical authors with over 25 books and hundreds of magazine articles to his name. Newnes is proud to have published a number of his recent titles, including his last book, RF Components and Circuits.

Steve Winder

Steve Winder specializes in designing circuits for telecommunications applications, but has experience in a number of fields. As the current European Applications Engineer for Supertex Inc. Steve works alongside design engineers throughout Europe to design circuits using components made by Supertex, a U.S. based manufacturer of high voltage MOSFETs, CMOS integrated circuits and ASICs. Prior to joining Supertex, Steve was for many years a team leader for a group of analogue and digital design engineers at British Telecom's research and development laboratories, now known as Adastral Park, based near Ipswich, UK. Here, Steve applied his analytical skills to many technical areas but specialized in wideband analogue and digital transmission systems using copper pairs and optical fibre. In this role, Steve's strength was in radio frequency design, low-power design, low-noise design and systems engineering.