Digital communications is the foundation of modern telecommunications and digital signal processing.
The second edition of Digital Communications is updated to include current techniques and systems used in the rapidly expanding field of fixed and mobile communications. The text has comprehensive coverage of digital communications without going into unnecessary detail or irrelevant topics. Its main aims are to develop the mathematical theory behind signal processing and use this knowledge to develop fixed and mobile data communications systems.
This text is geared towards students who already have a technical understanding of electrical engineering from their introductory years at university and who wish to focus on digital communications. It covers everything these students will need to know, including modern techniques.
General discussion of the history of communication systems
An introduction to the basic concepts of modulation, switching and transmission
Discussion of how the performance of a system can be simulated before construction
Describes modern systems including satellite communications and cellular radio
Includes network design, including information on access techniques and ISDN.
A good balance of theory, practical examples and case-studies.
Outline solutions to problems in the text are available on the web.
SI units used throughout.
Table of Contents
1. Digital Communications Overview I. SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS THEORY 2. Periodic and Transient Signals 3. Random Signals and Noise 4. Linear Systems II. DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS PRINCIPLES 5. Sampling, Multiplexing, and PCM 6. Bandbased Transmission and Line Coding 7. Decision Theory 8. Optimum Filtering for Transmission and Reception 9. Information Theory and Source Coding 10. Error Control Coding 11. Bandpass Modulation of a Carrier Signal 12. System Noise and Communications Link Budgets 13. Communication Systems Simulations III. APPLICATIONS 14. Fixed Point Microwave Communications 15. Mobile and Cellular Radio 16. Video Transmission and Storage IV. NETWORKS 17. Queuing Theory for Packet Networks 18. Network Topology and Protocols 19. Public Networks and the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Appendix A: The Error Function References Index
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