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Electronic Communications for Professionals
First Edition

Portions of this Work were formerly published by Pearson as Electronic Communications for Technicians.

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  • 1. Communication Systems
    1-1 Communication Systems
    1-2 A Simple Radio System
    1-3 The Need for Modulation
    1-4 A Practical Radio System
    1-5 The Radio Frequency Spectrum
    1-6 Digital Communications
    1-7 How to Troubleshoot Systems
  • 2. Signal Analysis
    2-1 Two Domains
    2-2 Complex Waveforms
    2-3 Noise Sources
    2-4 Signal to Noise Ratio and Noise Figure
    2-5 Noise Reduction Techniques
    2-6 Fourier Series for Common Waveforms
  • 3. Amplitude Modulation
    3-1 Generating an AM Signal
    3-2 Measuring AM Signals in the Time Domain
    3-3 Frequency Domain AM Analysis
    3-4 Power and Efficiency
    3-5 Spectrum Analyzer Measurements
  • 4. AM Transmitters
    4-1 Low and High Level Transmitters
    4-2 Oscillator Theory
    4-3 Three Oscillators
    4-4 Crystal Controlled Oscillators
    4-5 RF Amplifiers
    4-6 RF Modulators
    4-7 High Level Transmitter Circuit Analysis
    4-8 Measuring Transmitter Performance
    4-9 Troubleshooting Transmitters
  • 5. AM Receivers
    5-1 Receiver Operation
    5-2 AM Detection
    5-3 The TRF Receiver
    5-4 The Superheterodyne Receiver
    5-5 Superheterodyne Receiver Circuit Analysis
    5-6 Integrated Circuit Receivers
    5-7 Alignment of Receivers
    5-8 Troubleshooting Receivers
  • 6. Single Sideband Systems
    6-1 SSB Versus AM: Types of Sideband Signals
    6-2 SSB Signal Generation: Filter Method
    6-3 SSB Signal Generation: Phasing and DSP Methods
    6-4 Frequency-Agile SSB Transmitters
    6-5 SSB Receivers
    6-6 SSB Transceivers
  • 7. Systems for Frequency Generation
    7-1 The Phase Locked Loop
    7-2 PLL Synthesizers
    7-3 How Software Controls a PLL Synthesizer
    7-4 DDS Synthesizers
    7-5 A Complete Frequency Synthesizer
    7-6 Troubleshooting Frequency Synthesizers
  • 8. Frequency Modulation: Transmission
    8-1 A Simple FM Transmitter
    8-2 FM Signal Analysis
    8-3 Frequency Modulated Oscillators
    8-4 Three FM Transmitters
    8-5 Special Topics
    8-6 A Simple FM Broadcast Transmitter
    8-7 FM Stereo and SCA Systems
    8-8 Measuring the Performance of FM Transmitters
  • 9. FM Receivers
    9-1 FM Superheterodyne Receivers
    9-2 Detection of FM Signals
    9-3 A Complete FM Receiver
    9-4 Synthesized FM Receivers
    9-5 FM Stereo and SCA Decoding
    9-6 Alignment of FM Receivers
    9-7 Troubleshooting FM Receivers
  • 10. Analog and Digital Video Technologies
    10-1 Analog Television Principles
    10-2 The Analog Video Signal
    10-3 TV Receiver Operation
    10-4 Color Television
    10-5 High Definition Television (HDTV)
    10-6 Troubleshooting TV Receivers
  • 11. Transmission Lines
    11-1 Basic Construction of Transmission Lines
    11-2 Electrical Characteristics of Transmission Lines
    11-3 Impedance Mismatches and Standing Waves
    11-4 Impedance Matching Devices
    11-5 Introduction to the Smith Chart
    11-6 Troubleshooting Transmission Lines
  • 12. Antennas and Wave Propagation
    12-1 Electrical and Electromagnetic Energy
    12-2 The Dipole and Marconi Antennas
    12-3 Directional Antennas
    12-4 Special Antennas
    12-5 Antenna Troubleshooting and RF Safety
    12-6 Wave Propagation
    12-7 Link Budgets
  • 13. Microwave Communication Systems
    13-1 Microwave Construction Techniques
    13-2 Microwave Transmission Lines
    13-3 Microwave Oscillators
    13-4 Microwave Amplifiers
    13-5 Pulse and Doppler Radar Systems
  • 14. Telephony and Cellular Networks
    14-1 The System View
    14-2 The Local Loop: Operation, Signaling, and Telephone Circuitry
    14-3 Switching and Encoding: PCM
    14-4 Wireless Telephony: AMPS and PCS
    14-5 Special Topics: Caller ID, DSL, Voice over IP
  • 15. Introduction to Data Communications
    15-1 Nature of Digital Data
    15-2 Network Topologies
    15-3 Modems and Digital Modulation Techniques
    15-4 Asynchronous Data and UARTs
    15-5 Error Detection and Correction
    15-6 The RS232/EIA232 Interface Standards
  • 16. Networking Fundamentals
    16-1 Network Hardware and Media
    16-2 The ISO/OSI Model
    16-3 The Internet and Internet Protocol (IP) Addressing
    16-4 IP Addressing, Subnets, and Gateways
    16-5 DHCP and ARP
    16-6 Transport: TCP and UDP
    16-7 Troubleshooting Networks
  • 17. The Global Positioning System
    17-1 Satellites and Orbits
    17-2 How GPS Works
    17-3 GPS Segments and Navigation Signal Processing
    17-4 Reducing Position Error: Enhanced GPS
    17-5 Troubleshooting GPS Installations
  • 18. Fiber Optic and Laser Technology
    18-1 Fiber Optic Construction and Operation
    18-2 Propagation Modes and Dispersion
    18-3 Light Wave Sources and Modulation Circuits
    18-4 Light Wave Detection
    18-5 Troubleshooting Fiber Optic Systems
  • 19. Commercial Communication Systems
    19-1 Commercial Systems Overview
    19-2 System Components for Voice Communication
    19-3 Repeater Systems and Components
    19-4 Duplexer Performance Verification and Tuning
    19-5 Digital Voice Communications Systems
    19-6 Introduction to APCO Project 25 (P25)
    19-7 Electromagnetic Compatibility and Interference
  • Appendix A: Decibels
  • Appendix B: Bipolar Transistor Fundamentals
  • Appendix C: Amateur Radio Communications
  • Appendix D: Well Known TCP and UDP Port Numbers
  • Appendix E: ASCII, EBCDIC, and Unicode Character Sets
  • Glossary

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