Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to homodyne receiver: heterodyne receiver
homodyne receiverAlso called a "regenerative receiver," a radio receiver that detects and demodulates the carrier frequency broadcast by the station without using an intermediate frequency (IF) stage. The homodyne method uses a local oscillator that is tuned to the carrier frequency of the desired station and mixed with the incoming signal to boost the power of that frequency before being filtered. Along with the direct conversion receiver, the homodyne receiver was one of the earlier methods of building radios, both of which were superseded by the superheterodyne approach. See superheterodyne receiver.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.