Modern Electronic Communication (9th Edition) Hardcover – Apr 26 2007
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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.
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We are excited about the many improvements to this edition of Modern Electronic Communication and we trust you will share our enthusiasm as they are briefly described. The seventh edition maintains the tradition of the sixth, including up-to-date coverage of the latest in electronic communications, readable text, and many features that aid student comprehension.
This edition has expanded the Troubleshooting section by including Troubleshooting with Electronics Workbench Multisim. This is accompanied by an Electronics Workbench Multisim CD-ROM, which is packaged with the text. The CD now contains all circuits from the text based on the latest version of Electronics Workbench Multisim. These valuable tools enable the student to simulate laboratory conditions at any convenient time and to stimulate the learning process.
- The most up-to-date treatment of digital and data communications
- The addition of "Troubleshooting with Electronics Workbench Multisim" in each chapter
- Extensive troubleshooting sections
- Numerous questions and problems, including a section for each chapter entitled "Questions for Critical Thinking" designed to sharpen analytical skills
- All circuits from the book are simulated on a full-function Electronics Workbench (EWB) Multisim CD. Additional circuits provide interactive, hands-on troubleshooting exercises.
- Key terms and definitions highlighted in the margins as they are introduced in the text
- Complete directory of acronyms and abbreviations at the end of the book Numerous worked-out examples
- Extensive problem sets
- Color photos of typical industrial equipment
- Chapter outlines, objectives, and key terms identified at the beginning of each chapter
- Summary of key points following each chapter
- Comprehensive glossary at the end of the book
PARTIAL LISTING OF NEW MATERIAL IN THE SEVENTH
- The dB in communications
- Understanding the frequency spectra
- Explanation and examples of the FFT (fast Fourier transform)
- Digital sampling oscilloscope waveforms
- Updated review of single-sideband communications
- CRC coding
- Hamming distance
- Expanded digital communications coverage
- Time-division multiple access
- Data transmission
- Updated section on modern telephone networks
- PCS (personal communication services)
- Updated coverage of local area networks
- xDSL (digital subscriber line services)
- Voiceover IP (Internet telephony)
- WAP (wireless application protocol)
- Updated discussion of UTP (unshielded twisted pair)
- Introduction to the basics of DTV (digital television)
- Significantly updated fiber-optics chapter
- System design of a fiber installation
- Optical networking
- OTDR measurements and trace analysis
- Appendix A: Electronics Workbench Multisim Tutorial
ILLUSTRATION OF FEATURES
CHAPTER OPENEREach chapter begins with a color photo related to content, a chapter outline, a list of objectives, and key terms being introduced. An example is shown in Figure P1.
WORKED EXAMPLESNumerous worked-out examples are included in every chapter, as shown in Figure P-2. These examples serve to reinforce key concepts and aid in subject mastery.
TROUBLESHOOTINGEvery chapter contains an extensive troubleshooting section. An illustration is provided in Figure P-2. Notice that areas of expected student mastery are highlighted. Students are very interested in applying knowledge gained by "fixing" real-world systems. Their comprehension is improved in this process. Equally important, employers and accrediting agencies strongly encourage emphasis on troubleshooting skills.
TROUBLESHOOTING WITH ELECTRONICS WORKBENCHMULTISIMEvery chapter ends with an EWB circuit simulation and troubleshooting exercise as well as end-of-chapter exercises incorporating Electronics Workbench Multisim.
FULL COLOR FORMATColor is used throughout as an aid to comprehension and to make the material more visually stimulating. A representative use of color is shown in Figure P-4.
KEY TERMS DEFINEDThe important new terms and concepts are defined in the margins near where they are introduced in the text. An illustration is shown in Figure P-4. Having the key terms presented in this way allows the student to quickly access, review, and understand new concepts and terminology.
END-OF-CHAPTER MATERIALEach chapter concludes with a summary of key concepts, an extensive problem set, a section entitled "Questions for Critical Thinking," and chapter exercises incorporating Electronics Workbench Multisim. An illustration of how this material is presented can be seen in Figure P-5. The questions and problems are very comprehensive and are keyed to the appropriate chapter section. An asterisk next to the question number indicates that a particular question has been provided by the FCC as a study aid for licensing examinations. In addition, the answer to quantitative problems is provided in parentheses following the question. Worked-out solutions to selected problems are available in the Instructor's Manual.
GLOSSARY AND ACRONYMSThe end-of-book material includes an extensive glossary and list of acronyms. These important tools are illustrated in Figure P-6. Acronyms are widely used in electronic communications and are often a source of confusion for students. This listing solves the problem by offering a quickly accessible description.
CD-ROM INCLUDEDOver 90 percent of the circuits from the text plus additional circuits for troubleshooting are provided on this EWB Multisim software, available free of charge.
- Laboratory Manual with System Projects and accompanying CD-ROM, by Jeffrey S. Beasley and Michael Fairbanks
- Laboratory Manual with accompanying CD-ROM, by Mark E. Oliver
- Learning Electronics Communications Through Experimentation Using Electronics Workbench Multisim with accompanying CD-ROM, by Richard H. Berube
- Companion Website ( www.prenhall.com/miller ) featuring simulation circuits using EWB Multisim and practice test questions
- Instructor's Manual featuring:
- Chapter Overviews
- Test Item File
- Worked-out solutions to quantitative problems appearing in the text
- Laboratory Manual experiment results
- CD-ROM containing PowerPoint slides of all figures in the text
- Prentice Hall Test Manager
Many people have provided constructive criticism for the earlier six editions of Modern Electronic Communication, and we truly appreciate the input that all have had. A special thanks to Don Montgomery of ITT Technical Institute for his significant contribution to the sixth edition. A special thanks to Jim Andress, Charlie Solie, and Dr. Russ Jedlika for their significant contributions to the seventh edition. Those who provided valuable assistance in reviewing the seventh edition are Sami Al-Salman, ITT Technical Institute, Oxnard, CA; James P Andress, Las Cruces, NM; Armond Badkerhanian, ITT Technical Institute, Sylmar, CA; Richard E. Benge, ITT Technical Institute, Henderson, NV; David Brett, ITT Technical Institute, Youngstown, OH; Donnin Custer, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, IA; Alan Green, ITT Technical Institute, Austin, TX; Jack Hughes and Roger W. Lyons, ITT Technical Institute, Maitland, FL; Francis Reyes, ITT Technical Institute, Hayward, CA; and Lhoucine Zerrouki, ITT Technical Institute, Seattle, WA. Finally, we'd like to thank our families for their continuing support and patience.
Gary M. Miller and Jeffrey S. Beasley--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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