heterodyne receiver

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Noun1.heterodyne receiver - a radio receiver that combines a locally generated frequency with the carrier frequency to produce a supersonic signal that is demodulated and amplified
heterodyne oscillator, local oscillator - an oscillator whose output heterodynes with the incoming radio signal to produce sum and difference tones
radio receiver, radio set, receiving set, tuner, radio, wireless - an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
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Receiver STB1 was a heterodyne receiver with discrete electronic components.
While I did several practical exercises such as "bread boarding" electronic components to better understand how a super heterodyne receiver works, it was still cognitive in nature.
Similarly to their heterodyne receiver counterparts, transmitters based on multiple up-conversion and filtering stages do not comply with the low cost and low power philosophy of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.
It is a low cost solution, compared with the traditional heterodyne receiver, because the entire IF stage signal processing is eliminated.
To implement a 2.4/5.7 GHz dual-band WLAN receiver, a direct conversion receiver (DCR) is more suitable for integrated circuit design than a heterodyne receiver, since an external image-reject filter is no longer required.