Newnes Telecommunications Pocket Book

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Newnes, Oct 9, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
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Newnes Telecommunications Pocket Book is a unique pocket reference written by an engineer for engineers. The information in this book covers the data, methods, standards and fundamentals needed in a wide range of work situations. The practical focus of the book makes it essential for all telecommunications professionals and managers, and also for students who want to find the key information quickly.

The scope of this book encompasses signal sources, radio propagation and modulation, cabling, high speed data systems, switching, LANs and WANs, multiplexing, and the whole range of telecomms equipment: telephone systems, mobile phones, pagers, modems, fax, private mobile radio...

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'There is something relevant to all practising telecommunications engineers and the book will be particularly valuable to those looking for a basic but sound appreciation of fields outside their particular speciality. In short an excellent book.' BT Engineering Journal


All sections have been thoroughly updated to cover the latest developments in technology and standards, including ITU regulations, WAP, GSM1800, HDSL2, wireless local loops and wireless broadband, optical fibre amplifiers and the latest submarine cable systems.

A practical engineer's reference that puts the key information at your fingertips
Covers essential data, techniques and working practice
This update includes the latest international regulations
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Telecommunications overview
1
Chapter 2 Telephone equipment
6
Chapter 3 Telex
16
Chapter 4 Mobile phones and pagers
21
Chapter 5 Image capture and display
38
Chapter 6 Modems
43
Chapter 7 Facsimile
64
Chapter 8 Highspeed data systems
72
Chapter 16 Switching
180
Chapter 17 Switched networks
208
Chapter 18 Repeaters
217
Chapter 19 Signalling
223
Chapter 20 Nonswitched networks LANs and WANs
235
Chapter 21 Multiplexing
256
Chapter 22 Packet switched data
273
Chapter 23 The Internet
282

Chapter 9 Copper wire cable
92
Chapter 10 Optical fibre cables
107
Chapter 11 Radio
117
Chapter 12 Radio modulation
139
Chapter 13 Private mobile radio
157
Chapter 14 Conversion between analogue and digital
165
Chapter 15 Line interface functions
171
Chapter 24 Organizations
298
Chapter 25 Standards
311
Chapter 26 Useful information
357
Bibliography
395
Index
397
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About the author (2001)

Steve Winder is now a European Field Applications Engineer for Intersil Inc. Steve works alongside design engineers throughout Europe to design circuits using components made by Intersil Inc, a US based manufacturer of CMOS ICs used for power supply controllers and for analogue signal processing.

Prior to joining Intersil Inc., Steve worked for US based Supertex Inc. in 2002, where he was instrumental in encouraging Supertex’s management to start developing LED drivers. One of Steve’s German customers had started using a relay driver for LEDs and once Steve had explained the technical detail of this application to Supertex’s management, they decided to start an applications team to develop LED specific products. Supertex then invested heavily to became a leader in this field. Microchip acquired Supertex in 2014.

Until 2002, Steve was for many years a team leader at British Telecom Research Laboratories, based at Martlesham Heath, Ipswich in the UK. Here he designed analog circuits for wideband transmission systems, mostly high frequency, and designed many active and passive filters.

Steve has studied electronics and related topics since 1973, receiving an Ordinary National Certificate (ONC) in 1975 and Higher National Certificate (HNC) in 1977 with Endorsements in 1978. He studied Mathematics and Physics part time with the Open University for 10 years, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree with 1st Class Honours in 1989. He received a Master’s Degree in 1991, in Telecommunications and Information Systems after studying at Essex University. Since 1991, he has continued with self-study of electronics, to keep up-to-date with new innovations and developments.

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