Modern Electronic Communication (8th Edition)

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Now in its eighth edition, Modern Electronic Communication thoroughly examines the key concepts in electronic communications. The book contains many examples of communication circuit troubleshooting and includes extensive use of Electronics Workbench Multisim throughout. This edition has expanded the coverage of digital communications to present readers with the latest techniques and methods which reflect current practices in industry. ┐Troubleshooting with Electronics Workbench Multisim┐ sections at the end of each chapter help readers gain the understanding of an important concept presented in the chapter by presenting circuits in a tutorial manner. This edition still features the best of older communication circuits with new content on current circuits, data sheets, and communication techniques from Philips Semiconductor, Maxim, Analog Devices, Lectrosonics, and Zarlink. Updated wireless digital communications topics include direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS), spreading and de-spreading the signal, pseudo noise (PN) codes, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), phase-shift keying (PSK), and frequency shift keying, troubleshooting cellular telephone problems. A thorough and up-to-date reference for Electronic Technicians.

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This exciting new edition of Miller's best-selling communications text is now full-color throughout! As before, Miller's student-friendly writing style and straightforward explanations of complex concepts are showcased in the new edition of this practical, readable introduction to electronics communications. Thoroughly updated, the Fifth Edition covers the full spectrum of introductory topics, from AM/FM transmission and reception, through digital and data communications, to the latest information on fiber optics. The first six chapters offer a building block approach to fundamentals, providing a solid foundation that will equip students for future coursework. Subsequent chapters are written to be stand-alone units, to allow instructors to pick-and-choose coverage that fits their students' needs and course objectives. Miller's comprehensive, accessible treatment ensures instructor's won't need to use extensive supplemental material, nor have to provide detailed explanations to clarify text narrative.

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Completely revised and updated to incorporate all of the latest information available concerning this intriguing and ever-changing field, this edition of Modern Electronic Communication sets every standard for comprehensiveness, quality of presentation, and instructional approach.

Key pedagogical-features contribute to this best-selling text's popularity and effectiveness as an 'invaluable learning tool and reference.

  • TROUBLESHOOTING, very important to employers, is addressed in a separate section in every chapter to develop and enhance the readers' problem-solving skills as well as their ability to anticipate problems before they occur.
  • OBJECTIVES and INTRODUCTION at the beginning of each chapter clearly outline specific goals for the reader.
  • LIBERAL USE OF COLOR throughout the text provides necessary clarification of illustrations while adding interest and appeal.
  • EXTENSIVE PROBLEM SETS, WORKED-OUT EXAMPLES, AND END-OF-CHAPTER SUMMARIES, QUESTIONS, AND PROBLEMS (including Questions for Critical Thinking) highlight and strengthen the impact of key points.
  • KEY TERMS with definitions are highlighted in the margins as they are introduced to foster inquisitiveness and ensure retention.
  • GLOSSARY OF TERMS and DIRECTORY OF ACRONYMS at the end of the book are convenient, comprehensive, and essential references for anyone involved in the industry.

In addition all new to the seventh edition:

  • TROUBLESHOOTING WITH ELECTRONICS WORKBENCH™ MULTISIM—Each chapter contains EWB Multisim circuit simulations and troubleshooting exercises.
  • ACCOMPANYING CD-ROM brings over 90 percent of the circuit diagrams from the text to life through Electronics Workbench software.
  • NEW CONTENT AREAS are provided to reflect developments and changes in the industry.

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