Throughout its history, Understanding Telephone Electronics has been, by far, one of the most popular books on telecommunication electronics in the trade, electronic distribution, and educational markets because of its very simple, direct approach to the technology. In keeping with the distinguished tradition of its predecessors, Understanding Telephone Electronics, Fourth Edition covers conventional telephone fundamentals, including both analog and modern digital communication techniques, and provides basic information on the functions of each telephone system component, how electronic circuits generate dial tones, and how the latest digital transmission techniques work.
This new edition of Stephen Bigelow's well-known, widely used text on telephone electronics offers comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in fiber optic technology, the convergence of telecommunications, cable-TV and Internet services, and CTI (computer telephony integration). The authors have made extensive revisions in these and other essential areas, such as business systems, voice mail, phone networking, enhanced services, satellite communications, wireless paging systems, digital communications, and much more to ensure that topics covered are current with the most recent advances in technology. The original Understanding Telephone Electronics has been a "gold standard" reference and training staple for years. Likewise, Understanding Telephone Electronics, Fourth Edition will serve as an essential and invaluable resource for technicians, engineers, students at major universities and corporations, and anyone with an enthusiasm for telecommunication electronics.
Provides comprehensive coverage of telephone system functions and the role of the Internet in telephony
Updates encompass the trends and advances of the booming telecommunications field, with new chapters on fiber optic technology and the Internet
Technicians and telecommunications engineers
Ch. 1 The Telephone System--About This Chapter, The Telephone Set, The Local Loop, The Public Switched Telephone Network, Types of Transmissions, Switching Systems, Transmission System Facilities, System Operating Conditions, Telephone Equipment Registration, Ch. 2 The Conventional Telephone Set—About This Chapter, Switchhook, Pulse Dialing, Anti-Tinkle and Speech Muting, Tone Dialing, Transmitter, Receiver, Electromechanical Ringer, The Hybrid Function, The Electronic Telephone, What Have We Learned?, Quiz; Ch. 3 Electronic Speech Circuits—About This Chapter, DC Requirements for the Local Loop, Two-Way Speech Block Diagram, Protection Circuits, Speech Circuit, DC Line Interface, Transmitter Section, Receiver Section, Line Balancing, Telephone Set Volume Compensation, Availability and Characteristics of Integrated Circuit Speech Networks, What Have We Learned?, Quiz; Ch. 4 Electronic Dialing and Ringing Circuits-- About This Chapter, Dial Pulse Generation Using Integrated Circuits, Circuit Power and Voltage Transients, Pulse Dialer, DTMF Dialing Using Integrated Circuits, Combined Dialers, Electronic Ringer, Electronic Ringer Implementation Example, Complete Integrated Telephone, What Have We Learned? Quiz; Ch.5 Integrated Telephone Circuits-- About This Chapter, The MC34010 Single-Chip Telephone, Using A Microprocessor, Applying the Telephone Circuit, Speakerphones, Integrated Speakerphone Circuits, What Have We Learned?, Quiz; Ch.6 Digital Transmission Techniques-- About This Chapter, Digital Signals, Signal Conversions, Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Digital Signals, Waveform Coders, Time Division Multiplexing, What Have We Learned?, Quiz; Ch.7 Electronics in the Central Office--About This Chapter, The Local Loop, Conventional Central Office Interfaces, Lineside Interface, Trunkside Interface, Electronics in Central Office Interfaces, Combined Codec and Filter IC, Electronic Crosspoint Switching, Subscriber Loop Systems, Digital Multiplexing Equipment, Wha
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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.
US Defense Department
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.
Supertex Inc., Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
Process Control EngineerBedford, MA