from the wiki about the "capture effect":
The capture effect is defined as the complete suppression of the weaker signal at the receiver limiter (if it has one) where the weaker signal is not amplified, but attenuated. When both signals are nearly equal in strength, or are fading independently, the receiver may switch from one to the other and exhibit picket fencing.
Following is my understanding, for the receiver side, it can distinguish the two of the different arriving signal and determine which is the stronger one thus only decode the stronger one.
But, on the other hand, in the signal interference (such as, WIFI is interference protocol, and the ZigBee is the intended signal protocol), the interference power would superposition the intended signal power. Is it means that under this condition, the receiver can not distinguish two of the different arriving signal and just amplified the superposition of the two different signal (intended signal power and interference power)?
Well, there is obviously a conflict understanding about the above two, and is there misunderstanding? Thanks!