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by Cornell Drentea

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.
Download Modern Communications Receiver Design and Technology (Artech House Intelligence and Information Operations) epub
ISBN: 1596933097
ISBN13: 978-1596933095
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Cornell Drentea
Language: English
Publisher: Artech House; 1 edition (August 31, 2010)
Pages: 462 pages
ePUB size: 1848 kb
FB2 size: 1148 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 928
Other Formats: lit azw lrf rtf

Very outdated trivial stuff. I am so puzzled by the good reviews. You are paying for the weight not for the content. This is the kind of book I would have never bought had I browsed through it in a book store. Amazon's paranoia; one cannot have a good enough view of the book at the time of purchase.
This review below is writen by Jerry Scrivano, an electrical engineer, not Karen Scrivano as listed above we are having trouble changing our profile name on Amazon at this time.

The author, Cornell Drentea and I have been colleagues for many years. As an electrical engineer generalist, I have worked with Cornell professionally and personally on many projects. His knowledge and ability to explain that knowledge of RF and radio have been invaluable to me on every project we have worked on. He is now sharing that knowledge and expertise in this ultimate reference book for all working engineers.

An earlier reviewer has stated that Cornell does not go far enough into leading edge radio design. I feel like that reviewer has missed the point of this book. The purpose of this book is to give the engineer a thorough understanding of radios in such a way as to prepare him to begin to start his own designs once he has finished the book.

The mention of Cornell's Star 10 receiver is used as an educational aid simply because all the design elements in the book are present in the actual receiver. In fact, this is one of the strongest points of this book. This is not a "dictionary" where you jump from page to page, it is rather a "history". Cornell begins at the beginning and each chapter builds on the last to a very logical conclusion. This is not only must read for any engineer or engineering student, but also for any manager of RF engineers to establish an insight into their world.
Having been in RF design for 30 years, there is a lot I can say about this book. First, Cornell has captured the essence of the "Art" of RF design in a comprehensive, easy to read format. From early radio history to complex intermodulation products, this book covers it all with enough math to describe a concept without getting lost in complex equations. Secondly, Cornell has put together a wide range of topics that are stitched together in a way that is both informative and easy to read while not loosing the practical aspects of each topic. It is clear that Cornell's intent is to transfer his experience and knowledge to the reader by breaking down complex topics using easy to read diagrams and figures along with text that keeps the reader engaged. For both the beginning engineering student to the experienced RF engineer, this book contains a wealth of RF design knowledge presented in a clear and concise manner.

Joel Blumke - Senior Engineering Fellow
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This book encompasses the technology and art that go into modern receiver design. It starts out with a history of radio receivers that helps the reader understand how receiver design has progressed over the past 100 years. It then covers all of the facets of receiver design with plenty of examples that contain both theory and real world examples of successful designs. The chapters on dynamic range are especially relevant to today’s modern receiver design because the airwaves are filled with a lot of RF signals that need to be discriminated against by a combination of linear front-ends, proper mathematical selection of LO and IF frequencies, as well as RF and IF filtering. Digital signal processing (DSP) is an important part of today’s modern receivers, and the book informs the reader that the linearity and noise characteristics of the circuitry in front of the A/D converter has a critical effect on the overall performance of digital receivers. Digital signal processing has dynamic range limitations as a function of the analog converters’ bit depth, linearity, sample-to-sample jitter, and conversion frequency. The author covers analog and digital demodulation as well as how receiver dynamic range and phase noise characteristics play into the overall link margin of modern digital communication systems. Other topics that the book covers include brute-force synthesizers, simple and complex multiple loop phase-locked loops, as well as Direct Digital Synthesizers (DDS) and DDS-Driven phase-locked loop synthesizers, filter design, filter characteristics, overall link margin calculations, audio circuits, and power supply considerations. Although modern receivers use more digital signal processing and fewer linear circuits, the signal processing often mimics its analog counterpart, and the book provides a solid basis for signal processing designs. Another important thread throughout the book is how the various receiver components interact with each other, and provides methods to optimize a design for particular characteristics. After going through the full text, the book becomes a go-to reference for receiver designs.

Carl Foster, RF Design Engineer
This is a great book, belonging on every desk of people who care about receiver design. I have purchased the book and will be recommending it to my students. The QEX receiver is a work of art. I only wish all of us had access to the fantastic components used! It is highly illustrative of how a great receiver can be designed and how the impediments to high performance can be.overcome.

Bob McGwier
Professor of ECE and Director of Research Hume Center
Virginia Tech