Curator - David G. Larsen
Italian Book Series



ISBN: 0-672-21545-3

Authors: Howard M. Berlin

Publisher: Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc.

4300 West 62nd St.

Indianapolis, IN 46268

Copyright: 1978

The principle of the phase-locked loop has been known since the early 1930's and was first used in the 1940s for the synchronization of the horizontal and vertical sweep oscillators in television receivers. Because of prohibitive cost, however, widespread use of the principle did not begin until the development of the monolithic integrated circuit and the incorporation of complete phase-locked loop circuits in low-cost IC packages.

This book is an excellent introduction to the theory, design, and implementation of phase-locked loop circuits using various TTL and CMOS devices. The book opens with an introduction to the phase-locked loop principle and a brief history of its development. Succeeding chapters then discuss the basic building block of the phase-locked loop-the phase detector, voltage-controlled oscillator, and loop filter.

The final two chapters cover frequency synthesizers, am and fm demodulators, fsk decoders, and several other useful applications. In addition, there are many  experiments provided throughout the book that demonstrate the various concepts presented in the text.

Appendixes are included at the back of the of book which include mathematical  derivations, manufacturers' data sheets, and descriptions of various breadboarding aids that will assist the reader in performing the experiments. This book is highly recommended to anyone interested in or involved with modern electronics,  particularly those desiring to learn more about practical applications of the phase-locked loop.


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