carrier wave


carrier wave
The component of a modulated wave that is independent of the modulation. Generally referred to as a carrier.

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  • carrier wave — noun a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal • Syn: ↑carrier • Derivationally related forms: ↑carry (for: ↑carrier) • Hypernyms: ↑radio wave, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carrier wave — ▪ electronics       in electronics, the unmodulated single frequency electromagnetic wave that carries the desired information i.e., is modulated by the information. See modulation (electronics). * * * …   Universalium

  • carrier wave — noun An electromagnetic wave that can be modulated, either in frequency, amplitude or phase, to transmit speech, music, images, or other signals …   Wiktionary

  • carrier wave — n. electromagnetic wave that can be modulated to transmit a signal from the transmitter to the receiver …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Carrier — has various meanings:In Science (physics, electronics, biology, mathematics, chemistry and other sciences): * Carrier wave, a waveform suitable for modulation by an information bearing signal * Charge carrier, an unbound particle carrying an… …   Wikipedia

  • Carrier frequency — is a term used to designate: * The nominal frequency of a carrier wave * The center frequency of a frequency modulation signal * The frequency of the unmodulated electrical wave at the output of an amplitude modulated (AM), frequency modulated… …   Wikipedia

  • Carrier sense multiple access — (CSMA) is a probabilistic Media Access Control (MAC) protocol in which a node verifies the absence of other traffic before transmitting on a shared physical medium, such as an electrical bus, or a band of electromagnetic spectrum. Carrier Sense… …   Wikipedia


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