Software Radio: A Modern Approach to Radio Engineering by Jeffrey H. Reed

By Jeffrey H. Reed

I often anticipate any ebook popping out of a college to be hugely theoretical and math-centric, yet this booklet is neither. it is a transparent exposition of software program radio ideas and concerns, with loads of recognition paid to sign iteration and processing. in contrast to one other reviewer, i used to be chuffed to determine 70 pages dedicated to shrewdpermanent antennas, given that any multi-protocol transceiver working within the GHz diversity goes to wish them. The exposition is obvious, good constructed and good written. extra enhancing could have helped, yet total hugely urged.

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0178. 70 dB 18 VHF/UHF Filters and Multicouplers b) return loss DUT 26 dB, return loss cable 35 dB as previously. 0178. 5 In this way we can perform a large number of calculations of this type by making the number of parameters and their values vary each time, but we can already guess from the above example that the uncertainty associated with the measurement bench is almost always far greater than that of the analyzer. Now a realistic example: 26 dB is the matching commonly specified for a band-pass filter in radiocommunications, and 35 dB is the matching of a 1 m long RG214 cable, equipped with two N-type male connectors, an object that we should be able to find in abundance in any HF laboratory.

Performing each of these measurements requires a given number of devices, some of which, such as the power amplifiers, are of relatively narrow bandwidth for technological reasons, which requires us to have a sizeable range should we want to treat all the VHFs or the UHFs, for example: an HF laboratory is expensive. The indispensable ones are the following: – signal generator (2 per bench), – power amplifiers (typically 50 to 100 W) (2 per bench), – dual-channel wattmeter (Power Meter), – spectrum analyzer, – noise meter.

13), and to compare it to the previous one. 6 to 2. 2. Conclusion: only experiments can decide between two ways to treat a problem that lead to two different results. Nevertheless, things are not so simple. Curiously, there is in fact no database that allows us to make this comparison. It would seem that generations of disciplined engineers have never cast doubt on a mathematical formula demonstrated from logical hypothesis. Moreover, there are material considerations which have meant that the need for such experimental tests, despite being important, is never imposed.

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