The Receiver Level Plan


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The Receiver Level Plan
The Receiver Level PlanThe most important performance characteristics of a receiver are its sensitivity and dynamic range. While these characteristics may be specified in a number of ways, the NF and the second- and third-order IPs are excellent measures that generally can be converted to any required specification for these characteristics. For a superheterodyne receiver, other important characteristics that must be carefully planned include the number, location, and strength of spurious responses; the selectivities to be available for different services; and the method of tracking RF preselector tuning to the LO frequency.The ideal receiver would have 0-dB NF, very high IPs (30 to 50 dBm), and no spurious responses in excess of the thermal noise level in the mos…
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich L. Rohde; Jerry C. Whitaker; Hans Zahnd: Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition. The Receiver Level Plan, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export