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  • n. Any device that demodulates a signal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An electronic device which extracts the modulation from a radio carrier wave, and outputs the original information-bearing signal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave


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  • Within that bandwidth, noise and signal are indistinguishable except for the fact that there is a known pseudo-random sequence with which a demodulator can decorrelate (despread) the signal back to its original structure (information bits).

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