Radio Frequency Basics

Radio Frequency Basics

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There are entire books that deal with statistics, logarithms, significant figures, transmission lines, and s-parameters. We are interested in understanding and designing radio receivers and systems, which requires at least a passing knowledge of all these topics and more. This chapter serves as an introduction to many of the basic concepts we will need in later chapters.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Nomenclature
  • 1.3 Decibels
  • 1.4 Signal Standards
  • 1.5 Frequency, Wavelength, and Propagation Velocity
  • 1.6 Transmission Lines
  • 1.7 Descriptions of Impedance
  • 1.8 S-Parameters
  • 1.9 Matching and Maximum Power Transfer
  • 1.10 Introduction to Radio Frequency Components
  • 1.11 Bibliography
  • 1.12 Problems

Inspec keywords: radiofrequency measurement; radio receivers

Other keywords: radio receiver; radio frequency basics; radio system

Subjects: Radio links and equipment

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