Dynamic Range


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Dynamic Range
Dynamic RangeThe term dynamic range, especially in advertising literature, has been used to mean a variety of things. We must be especially careful in using a common definition when comparing this characteristic of receivers. In some cases, the term has been used to indicate the ratio in decibels between the strongest and weakest signals that a receiver could handle with acceptable noise or distortion. This is the ratio between the signal that is so strong that it causes maximum tolerable distortion and the one that is so weak that it has the minimum acceptable S/N. This measure is of limited value in assessing performance in the normal signal environment where the desired signal may have a range of values, but is surrounded by a dense group of other signals ranging …
Citation
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich L. Rohde; Jerry C. Whitaker; Hans Zahnd: Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition. Dynamic Range, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export