Principles of Electronic Communication Systems provides the most up-to-date survey available for students taking a first course in electronic communications. Requiring only basic algebra and trigonometry, this new edition is notable for its readability, learning features and numerous full-color photos and illustrations.
A systems approach is used to cover state-of-the-art communications technologies, to best reflect current industry practice. This edition contains greatly expanded and updated material on the Internet, cell phones, and wireless technologies. Practical skills like testing and troubleshooting are integrated throughout.
A brand-new Laboratory & Activities Manual provides both hands-on experiments and a variety of other activities, reflecting the variety of skills now needed by technicians. A new Online Learning Center is also available, with a wealth of learning resources for instructors and students.
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Content – Principles of Electronic Communication Systems
1) Introduction to Electronic Communication
2) The Fundamentals of Electronics: A Review
3) Amplitude Modulation Fundamentals
4) Amplitude Modulator and Demodulator Circuits
5) Fundamentals of Frequency Modulation
6) FM Circuits
7) Digital Communications Techniques
8) Radio Transmitters
9) Communications Receivers
10) Multiplexing and Demultiplexing
11) Data Transmission Techniques
12) Introduction to Networking and Local Area Networks
13) Transmission Lines
14) Antennas and Wave Propagation
15) Internet Technologies
16) Microwave Communications
17) Satellite Communications
18) Telecommunication Systems
19) Optical Communication
20) Cell Phone Technologies
21) Wireless Technologies
22) Communication Tests and Measurements
Preface – Principles of Electronic Communication Systems
This new fourth edition of Principles of Electronic Communication Systems is fully revised and updated to make it one of the most current textbooks available on wireless, networking, and other communications technologies. Because the i eld of electronic communications changes so fast, it is a never-ending challenge to keep a textbook up to date. While principles do not change, their emphasis and relevance do as technology evolves. Furthermore, students need not only a i rm grounding in the fundamentals but also an essential understanding of the real world components, circuits, equipment, and systems in everyday use. This latest edition attempts to balance the principles with an overview of the latest techniques. A continuing goal of this latest revision is to increase the emphasis on the system level understanding of wireless, networking, and other communications technologies. Because of the heavy integration of communications circuits today, the engineer and the technician now work more with printed circuit boards, modules, plug-in cards, and equipment rather than component level circuits. As a result, older obsolete circuits have been removed from this text and replaced with more integrated circuits and block diagram level analysis. Modern communications engineers and technicians work with specii cations and standards and spend their time testing, measuring, installing, and troubleshooting. This edition moves in that direction. Detailed circuit analysis is still included in selected areas where it proves useful in understanding the concepts and issues in current equipment. In the past, a course in communications was considered an option in many electronic programs. Today, communications is the largest sector of the electronics i eld with the most employees and the largest equipment sales annually. In addition, wireless, networking, or other communications technologies are now contained in almost every electronic product. This makes a knowledge and understanding of communication a must rather than an option for every student. Without at least one course in communications, the student may graduate with an incomplete view of the products and systems so common today. This book can provide the background to meet the needs of such a general course.
As the Communications Editor for Electronic Design Magazine (Penton), I have observed the continuous changes in the components, circuits, equipment, systems, and applications of modern communications. As I research the i eld, interview engineers and executives, and attend the many conferences for the articles and columns I write, I have come to see the growing importance of communications in all of our lives. I have tried to bring that perspective to this latest edition where the most recent techniques and technologies are explained. That perspective coupled with the feedback and insight from some of you who teach this subject has resulted in a textbook that is better than ever.
New to this Edition – Principles of Electronic Communication Systems
Here is a chapter-by-chapter summary of revisions and additions to this new edition. Chapters 1–6 Updating of circuits. Removing obsolete circuits and adding current circuits. Chapter 7 Updated section on data conversion, including a new section on oversampling and undersampling.
Chapter 8 Expanded coverage of the I/Q architecture for digital data transmission. New section on phase noise. Addition of broadband linear power amplii ers using feedforward and adaptive predistortion techniques. New coverage of Doherty amplii ers and envelope tracking amplii ers for improved power efi ciency. Addition of new IC transmitters and transceivers. New coverage of LDMOS and GaN RF power transistors. Chapter 9 Expanded coverage of receiver sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio, its importance and calculation. Addition of AWGN and expanded coverage of intermodulation distortion. Increased coverage of the softwaredei ned radio (SDR). New IC receiver circuits and transceivers. Chapter 10 Updated coverage of multiplexing and access techniques. Chapter 11 Expanded coverage of digital modulation and spectral efi ciency. Increased coverage of digital modulation schemes. New coverage of DSL, ADSL, and VDSL. Addition of cable TV system coverage. Improved coverage of the OSI model. Addition of an explanation of how different digital modulation schemes affect the bit error rate (BER) in communications systems. Updated sections on spread spectrum and OFDM. A new section on convolutional and turbo coding and coding gain. Chapter 12 Heavily revised to emphasize fundamentals and Ethernet. Dated material removed. Expanded and updated to include the latest Ethernet standards for i ber-optic and copper versions for 100 Gbps. Chapter 13 Minor revisions and updates. Chapter 14 Minor revisions and updates. Chapter 15 Fully updated. Addition of coverage of IPv6 and the Optical Transport Network standard. Chapter 16 Updated with new emphasis on millimeter waves. Updated circuitry. Chapter 17 Revised and updated. Chapter 18 Removal of dated material and updating. Chapter 19 Expanded section on MSA optical transceiver modules, types and specii cations. OM i ber added. Addition of coverage of 100-Gbps techniques, including Mach-Zehnder modulators and DP-QPSK modulation.
Chapter 20 Extensively revisions on cell phone technologies. New coverage on HSPA and Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G systems. Analysis of a smartphone. Backhaul. A glimpse of 5G including small cells. Chapter 21 Updates include addition of the latest 802.11ac and 802.11ad Wi-Fi standards. New coverage on machine-to-machine (M2M), the Internet of Things (IoT), and white space technology. Chapter 22 Revisions and updates include a new section on vector signal analyzers and generators. One major change is the elimination of the ineffective chapter summaries. Instead, new Online Activity sections have been added to give students the opportunity to further explore new communications techniques, to dig deeper into the theory, and to become more adept at using the Internet to i nd needed information. These activities show students the massive stores of communications information they can tap for free at any time. In a large book such as this, it’s difi cult to give every one what he or she wants. Some want more depth, others greater breadth. I tried to strike a balance between the two. As always, I am always eager to hear from those of you who use the book and welcome your suggestions for the next edition.
Learning Features – Principles of Electronic Communication Systems
Principles of Electronic Communication Systems, fourth edition, has an attractive and
accessible page layout. To guide readers and provide an integrated learning approach,
each chapter contains the following features:
● Chapter Objectives
● Key Terms
● Good to Know margin features
● Examples with solutions
● Online Activities
● Critical Thinking
About the Author – Principles of Electronic Communication Systems
Lou Frenzel is a Technology Editor for Electronic Design Magazine where he writes articles, columns, blogs, technology reports, and online material on the wireless, communications and networking sectors. He interviews executives and engineers, attends conferences, and researches those areas of electronics to determine the current state of the technology and reviews new products. Lou has been with the magazine since 2000.