This comprehensive 462 pages textbook and reference on the subject of radio frequency (RF) receiver design presents the concepts, mathematics and design for such systems. Chapters include discussions on superheterodyne receivers, dynamic range, mixers, complex coherent frequency synthesizers, automatic gain control and beat frequency oscillators and additional sections cover advanced topics like digital signal processing (DSP) and software defined radios (SDR) as well as electronic warfare (EW) receivers. Intended for electrical engineering students and engineers, this comprehensive volume contains 360 illustrations including complex block diagrams, photographs and schematics. Drentea is an electrical engineer with fifty years of experience in the field of RF engineering and has worked for the Military Avionics and Corporate divisions of Honeywell and Hughes/Raytheon Systems.
“Modern Communications Receiver Design and Technology is a top pick for any college-level electrical engineering collection, offering a solid sourcebook exploring the state of the art in communications receivers. From mixers, oscillators and system design to forthcoming receiver technology, this comes packed with specific technical engineering discussions perfect for college-level electrical engineering collections. A ‘must’ for any modern communications collection.”
The Midwest Book Review
“This comprehensive and well illustrated text book is a delight to read, unlike my oId college text books. Mind you, the theory is complex, but for anyone wishing to dig deeper into what makes a receiver work and work well, this book will answer all questions the reader is asking. It is quite suitable as a college text book but appropriate for the beginners and old-timers as well.
Though each chapter is very comprehensive, the mathematics used to describe the various concepts gets right to the point and is not overwhelming, as it can be in other text books. Mathematical proofs are for mathematicians, not for me. The lack of proofs leaves more space for more usable information, and this book has plenty of that. With Cornell Drentea’s marvelous style of writing, Receiver Design and Technology will educate, excite, and inspire many. This text book should be used on every college campus that offers such a course. There is a great demand for RF engineers today, and this book will undoubtedly inspire students to become engineers. While I can lament the fact that I didn’t have a text book such as this one thirty years ago, I am happy to have this text book today.”
Review by Bob Allison, WB1GCM, ARRL
Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
“It’s always a pleasure to review a product or publication from a friend of MT, and Cornell’s new book is a shining example.”
“Drentea’s work is a scholarly, definitive reference for setting the highest standards of receiver design, coupled with methods to accomplish those standards.”
-Bob Grove, Monitoring Times Magazine
Hardcover: 462 pages
Publisher: Artech House; 1 edition (August 31, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1596933097 ISBN-13: 978-1596933095
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
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