Description

Newnes Telecommunications Pocket Book is a unique pocket reference written by an engineer for engineers. The information in this book covers the data, methods, standards and fundamentals needed in a wide range of work situations. The practical focus of the book makes it essential for all telecommunications professionals and managers, and also for students who want to find the key information quickly. The scope of this book encompasses signal sources, radio propagation and modulation, cabling, high speed data systems, switching, LANs and WANs, multiplexing, and the whole range of telecomms equipment: telephone systems, mobile phones, pagers, modems, fax, private mobile radio... Review of the previous edition 'There is something relevant to all practising telecommunications engineers and the book will be particularly valuable to those looking for a basic but sound appreciation of fields outside their particular speciality. In short an excellent book.' BT Engineering Journal All sections have been thoroughly updated to cover the latest developments in technology and standards, including ITU regulations, WAP, GSM1800, HDSL2, wireless local loops and wireless broadband, optical fibre amplifiers and the latest submarine cable systems.

Key Features

A practical engineer's reference that puts the key information at your fingertips Covers essential data, techniques and working practice This update includes the latest international regulations

Readership

Professional / technician engineers, students

Table of Contents

Preface; Telecommunications overview: Signals in the frequency and time domain; Telephone: circuit design, handset, dialling, ringing; Telex: equipment and network; Cellphones and pagers: GSM, TACS, DECT, Pagers; Camera: operation, synchronisation, video signals and compression; Modems: V.21 to V.34, frequency shift key, differential phase shift key, quadrature amplitude modulation; Facsimile: data compression, group 3, group 4; High speed data systems; Cabling; Radio; Modulation; Networks; Analog to digital conversion; Exchange line interface; Switching; Switched networks; Repeaters; Signalling; Non-switched networks; Multiplexing; Data structure; Test equipment; Organisations; Standards; References; Index.

Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
Print ISBN:
9780750652988
Electronic ISBN:
9780080497488

About the editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Supertex Inc., Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

Reviews

'There is something relevant to all practising telecommunications engineers and the book will be particularly valuable to those looking for a basic but sound appreciation of fields outside their particular speciality. In short an excellent book.' BT Engineering Journal 'This is an impressive little book! The author clearly has a thorough understanding of the needs of working telecommunications engineers and a strong command of the subject matter. Almost 100% of the material is clearly relevant to the needs of telecommunications professionals. Professor Helms (US)