Receiving device

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Radio interference measuring receiver; 9 kHz -3.25 GHz

A receiving device is an apparatus used in communications technology with which (mostly electromagnetic ) signals can be received. The usual technical term is "recipient", although this term has a different meaning in other specialist areas.

Mostly used in connection with the reception of high-frequency signals: These devices amplify the signals that are picked up by an antenna and convert them with the help of electronic circuits into, for example, audible signals ( radio ), visible signals ( television ), digital signals ( radio telex , WLAN , GPS etc.) or commands for radio remote control .

In a broader sense, there are also receivers for optical signals and acoustic signals.

See also


  • Ralf Rudersdorfer, with the help of Ulrich Graf and Hans Zahnd: Radio receiver compendium - understanding how it works, areas of application and international assignments, determining and interpreting parameters, optimizing receiving systems. Elektor International Media B.V., Aachen 2010, ISBN 978-3-89576-224-6 .
  • V. Aschoff: Introduction to communication technology. Springer Verlag, Berlin / Heidelberg 1968, ISBN 978-3-540-04181-8 .
  • Ulrich Reimers: Digital television technology. Data compression and transmission for DVB, 2nd edition, Springer Verlag, Berlin / Heidelberg 1997, ISBN 978-3-662-06737-6 .
  • Volker Aschoff: History of communications engineering. Springer Verlag, Berlin / Heidelberg 1987, ISBN 978-3-662-07476-3

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