Maintaining the tradition of previous editions, this ninth edition includes up-to-date coverage of the latest in electronic communications and concepts. The material presented reflects advancements and developments in all aspects of electronic communications such as mobile communications, satellite communications, digital signal processing and SS7 signaling. Electronic Workbench Multisim simulations appear at the end of each chapter and on an accompanying CD. In addition, in-text learning aids are designed to develop analytical and troubleshooting skills and the updated lab manual includes new experiments using Mini-Circuits® modules. Expanded discussion of digital communications including new changes and improvements in: Mobile Communications; SS7 Signaling; Bluetooth; Wi-Max; DTV (digital television). Completely new sections on: Wireless Security; DSP (digital signal processing); RFID; HD Radio. A thorough and up-to-date reference for Electronic Technicians.
Beasley, Jeffrey S.
Illustrations (chiefly col.)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Some of the hardest and most complex circuits and schematics are not explained at all. Only the simplest things seem easy to understand. The author never demonstrates the equations or where they come from. The author assumes that the reader is a working engineer of technician that needs this book to remember the basics of communication electronics. Definitely not a recommended book to support an introductory course to communications.
The worst electronics book I have ever read. The author assumes and does not establish a firm foundation in which most calculations are made or where constants or formulas are derived from. The book presents some of the material in simple plain english that almost anybody could understand then suddenly skips into a realm in which a person without prior knowledge of the subject is likely to get lost and frustrated. I wish that the school I am attending did not offer this book. I would rather have my money back and purchase a book that really is "student friendly." This book does not incorporate the fundamentals of electronics into the world of communications. The book is full of assumptions that the student knows what,where, how, why and when to use formulas. In addition, the lab supplement is equally confusing and vague. The labs seem to have no overall direction and purpose. They are not laid out in an easy to follow fashion. This book might be better...
I have no idea why my professor chose this book. He had a list of typos that we had to beware of and several of the chapter questions had incorrect answers. Only buy this book if you are required by a class, otherwise look for a more intuitive and better organized text.
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