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The Essential Guide to RF and Wireless, Second Edition by Carl J. Weisman

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Appendix A—Acronyms

This appendix includes the most commonly used acronyms in the RF and wireless industry. Some of the more arcane acronyms have been omitted because they do not experience widespread use. Because of the nature of the wireless industry, this list will almost certainly be incomplete. (The darn engineers can abbreviate things faster than publishers can publish.)

A/D

Analog to digital, signal conversion.

AC

Alternating current, power from a wall outlet.

ADC

Analog to digital conversion, signal conversion.

AGC

Automatic gain control, control of a variable gain amplifier.

AM

Amplitude modulation, a type of modulation.

AMPS

Advanced mobile phone service, first generation cellular in the United States.

ASIC

Application specific integrated ...

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