The Book Store

Over the past three decades, Jerry Whitaker has authored or edited more than 30 technical books. The following books are in print. The hyperlinks below will take you to the publisher’s web site for additional information and purchase options. Note that for most books, electronic or printed copies are available.

Microwave and Wireless Synthesizers

Microwave and Wireless Synthesizers: Theory and Design, Second Edition

Ulrich L. Rohde, Enrico Rubiola, Jerry C. Whitaker

ISBN: 978-1-119-66611-0, April 2021, 816 Pages, Wiley

Microwave and Wireless Synthesizers: Theory and Design, Second Edition, remains the standard text on the subject by providing complete and up-to-date coverage of both practical and theoretical aspects of modern frequency synthesizers and their components. Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, this classic volume describes loop fundamentals, noise and spurious responses, special loops, loop components, multiloop synthesizers, and more. Practical examples illustrate the design of high-performance hybrid synthesizers and performance measurement techniques—offering readers clear instruction on key design steps and design rules.

This new edition of the leading resource on designing digital frequency synthesizers for microwave and wireless applications is fully updated to reflect the most modern architectures, integrated circuits, and discreet semiconductors.

The Electronics Handbook

The Electronics Handbook, Second Edition

Jerry C. Whitaker, Editor

ISBN 978-1-3152-2070-3, 2005, 2640 pages, CRC Press

The Electronics Handbook, Second Edition provides a comprehensive reference to the key concepts, models, and equations necessary to analyze, design, and predict the behavior of complex electrical devices, circuits, instruments, and systems. With 23 sections that encompass the entire electronics field, from classical devices and circuits to emerging technologies and applications, The Electronics Handbook, Second Edition not only covers the engineering aspects, but also includes sections on reliability, safety, and engineering management.

The book features an individual table of contents at the beginning of each chapter, which enables engineers from industry, government, and academia to navigate easily to the vital information they need.

SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook

The SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook: A Hands-On Guide to Station Design and Maintenance

Jerry C. Whitaker, Editor

ISBN 978-0-0718-2626-6, March 2016, 912 pages, McGraw-Hill

This encyclopedic resource offers complete coverage of the latest broadcasting practices and technologies. Written by a team of recognized experts in the field, the SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook thoroughly explains radio and television transmission systems, DTV transport, information technology systems for broadcast applications, production systems, facility design, broadcast management, and regulatory issues. In addition, valuable, easy-to-use appendices are included with extensive reference data and tables. The SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook is a hands-on guide to broadcast station design and maintenance.

Communications Receivers

Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition

Ulrich L. Rohde, Jerry C. Whitaker, Hans Zahnd

ISBN: 978-0-0718-4333-1, February 2017, 704 pages, McGraw-Hill

This thoroughly updated guide offers comprehensive explanations of the science behind today’s radio receivers along with practical guidance on designing, constructing, and maintaining real-world communications systems. You will explore system planning, antennas and antenna coupling, amplifiers and gain control, filters, mixers, demodulation, digital communication, and the latest software defined radio (SDR) technology. Written by a team of telecommunication experts, Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition, features hundreds of technical illustrations, schematic diagrams, and detailed examples of practical applications.

AC Power Systems

AC Power Systems Handbook, Third Edition

Jerry C. Whitaker

ISBN 978-0-8493-4034-5, September 2006, 448 pages, CRC Press

The third edition of AC Power Systems Handbook is thoroughly revised and completely reorganized to reflect the changing demands of modern power systems. To ease navigation, many sections are now presented as separate chapters filled with updated and expanded information. Most notably, the author adds heavily in the areas of transient suppression hardware, electrical system components, and power system fundamentals. Following a logical progression, coverage flows from power system operation to protecting equipment loads, selecting the right level of protection, grounding, standby power, and safety. Along the way, the author paints a clear picture of the sources of disturbances, the tradeoffs involved for different options, and the advantages and limitations of various approaches.

Power Vacuum Tubes Handbook

Power Vacuum Tubes Handbook, Third Edition

Jerry C. Whitaker

ISBN 978-1-1380-7748-5, 2012, 707 pages, CRC Press

Providing examples of various applications, Power Vacuum Tubes Handbook, Third Edition examines the underlying technology of each type of power vacuum tube device in common use today. The author presents basic principles, reports on new development efforts, and discusses implementation and maintenance considerations. Supporting mathematical equations and extensive technical illustrations and schematic diagrams help readers understand the operation of power vacuum tubes and the important role they play in modern systems.

Standard Handbook of Broadcast Engineering

Standard Handbook of Broadcast Engineering

Jerry C. Whitaker

ISBN 978-0-0714-5100-0, January 2005, 1104 pages, McGraw-Hill

This comprehensive engineering handbook provides basic principles, key equations, and voluminous reference data on the design, specification, installation, and maintenance of broadcast transmission systems. Explaining the underlying technologies of digital and analog transmission systems, the handbook deals with both the fundamental workings of such systems, and, in context, the new approaches driving industry growth.

Vacuum Tube Audio

The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps

Jerry C. Whitaker

ISBN 978-0-0717-5321-0, October 2011, 368 pages, McGraw-Hill

Learn how to work with vacuum tubes and construct high-quality audio amplifiers on your workbench with help from this hands-on, do-it-yourself resource. The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps explains tube theory and construction practices for the hobbyist. Seven ready-to-build projects feature step-by-step instructions, detailed schematics, and layout tips. You’ll also find out how to tweak the projects, each based on a classic RCA design, for your own custom-built amps.