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Carrier Frequency


Term
Carrier Frequency

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Definition
In telecommunications, Carrier Frequency indicates:

* The center frequency or the frequency of a carrier wave
* The normal frequency of analog frequency modulation, phase modulation or double-sideband suppressed-carrier transmission
* The frequency of the unmodulated electromagnetic wave at the output of a conventional AM (Amplitude-Modulated), FM (Frequency-Modulated) or PM (Phase-Modulated) radio transmitter
* The nominal frequency or center frequency of various kinds of radio signals with digital modulation

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