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An introduction to Antennas and Propagation: Part Five

In the penultimate installment of his 6-part series of technical articles about radio transmission, CSR’s RF consultant Les Smith continues his expert coverage on the subject of antenna types…

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An introduction to Antennas and Propagation: Part Two

In this, the second installment of his 6-part series of technical articles about radio transmission, CSR’s RF consultant Les Smith expertly covers the A-to-Z of how radio waves get from A to B…

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An introduction to Antennas and Propagation: Part One

Read the first part of 6 installments…

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5. How Radios Work: Building Blocks: Amplifiers and filters

There’s a little bit of let up in the concentration levels required for this one! Phew. So take it easy for this one with reading about amplifiers and filters.

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4. How Radios Work: Building blocks: modulator and demodulator

This post continues to look at the building blocks of radio systems. The frequency reference and the synthesizer were covered last time, so if you’re still here :-) this post will look at how the information to be transmitted is created and added – this is an extension of the transmit and receive information from post 1.

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3. How Radios Work: Building Blocks: Frequency reference/synthesiser

So, after the mathematical trials of the previous post this is slightly less intimidating, but it’s still complicated. Please keep with us! Let’s take a look at some of the most common elements of radio system design.

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2. How Radios Work: Basic and key concepts – part B

The last post looked at the basic elements that make up radio communications, so now let’s tackle how some of this can be represented graphically. And just to recap: key concepts are written in bold italic and terms that you’ll often encounter in technical documents are in italic.

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1. How radios work: Basic and key concepts – part A

This series of articles aims to give a gentle introduction to radio communication. Radio frequency (RF) technology is fundamental in CSR’s business and with these posts the aim is to try and demystify what can often be seen by non-specialists as something of an arcane art.

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