Review of Communication Systems, Transistor Models, and Distortion Generation

  • Donald O. Pederson
  • Kartikeya Mayaram


The purpose of any communication system is the transmission of information (speech, video, data) from a source to a receiver through a medium or channel. The channel for transmission can be wires as in wired communications (telephone lines, cable television) or free space (air) as in wireless communications (commercial radio and television, cell phones, pagers). The focus of this book is on wireless communication systems. The transmitter broadcasts the source information through free space using radiated power from an antenna. This power is picked up at the receiving end by an antenna and is processed by the receiver block.


Intermediate Frequency Bipolar Junction Transistor Total Harmonic Distortion Superheterodyne Receiver Transistor Model 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald O. Pederson
    • 1
  • Kartikeya Mayaram
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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