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The Electronics of Radio / Edition 1

The Electronics of Radio / Edition 1

by David Rutledge
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This innovative book provides a stimulating introduction to analog electronics by analyzing the design and construction of a radio transceiver. The author provides essential theoretical background at each step, along with carefully designed laboratory and homework exercises. This structured approach ensures a good grasp of basic electronics as well as an excellent foundation in wireless communications systems. The author begins with a thorough description of basic electronic components and simple circuits. He then describes the key elements of radio electronics, including filters, amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, and antennas. In the laboratory exercises, he leads the reader through the design, construction, and testing of a popular radio transceiver (the NorCal 40A), thereby illustrating and reinforcing the theoretical material. A diskette containing the widely known circuit simulation software, Puff, is included in the book. This book, the first to deal with elementary electronics in the context of radio, can be used as a textbook for introductory analog electronics courses, or for more advanced undergraduate classes on radio-frequency electronics. It will also be of great interest to electronics hobbyists and radio enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521646451
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/13/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 452
Sales rank: 770,662
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. The wireless world; 2. Components; 3. Phasors; 4. Transmission lines; 5. Filters; 6. Transformers; 7. Acoustics; 8. Transistor switches; 9. Transistor amplifiers; 10. Power amplifiers; 11. Oscillators; 12. Mixers; 13. Audio circuits; 14. Noise and intermodulation; 15. Antennas and propagation; Appendices.

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