Principles of Superheterodyne

Block Diagram of a Superheterodyne Receiver
This experiment introduces intermediate frequency in a modulation scheme and further reinforces frequency translation through the wireless band.
by Emona Tims
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This is lab 17 of 20 in the course, Communications Principles.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the superheterodyne process and its benefit
  2. Discuss the purpose of the IF stage
  3. Describe the tuning capability of the local oscillator
  4. Discuss the necessity of synchronization of carriers
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 
  • Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
  • Basic Circuits & Signals & Systems Knowledge
  • Introductory Communications Knowledge

NI ELVIS III

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Emona Communications Board for NI ELVIS III

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