baseband: 1. The original band of frequencies produced by a transducer, such as a microphone, telegraph key, or other signal-initiating device, prior to initial modulation. Note 1: In transmission systems, the baseband signal is usually used to modulate a carrier. Note 2: Demodulation re-creates the baseband signal. Note 3: Baseband describes the signal state prior to modulation, prior to multiplexing, following demultiplexing, and following demodulation. (188) Note 4: Baseband frequencies are usually characterized by being much lower in frequency than the frequencies that result when the baseband signal is used to modulate a carrier or subcarrier. 2. In facsimile, the frequency of a signal equal in bandwidth to that between zero frequency and maximum keying frequency. (188)

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