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Modems

  • William Buchanan
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMSS)

Abstract

Modems (MOdulator/DEModulator) connect digital equipment to a telephone line. A modem connects digital equipment to a speech bandwidth-limited communications channel. Typically, they are used on telephone lines which have a bandwidth of between 400 Hz and 3.4 kHz. If digital pulses were applied directly to these lines they would end up severely distorted.

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© William Buchanan 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Buchanan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNapier UniversityEdinburghUK

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