Digital Communications Fundamentals and Applications

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-08-26
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The Best-Selling Introduction to Digital Communications:
Thoroughly Revised and Updated for OFDM, MIMO, LTE, and More

Digital Communications, Third Edition is a revised and updated edition of the field’s classic, best-selling introduction. With remarkable clarity, Drs. Bernard Sklar and fred harris introduce every digital communication technology at the heart of today's wireless and Internet revolutions, with new chapters on synchronization, OFDM, and MIMO.

Sklar and harris provide a unified structure and context for helping students and professional engineers understand each of these technologies, without sacrificing mathematical precision. The authors illuminate both the big picture and the details of current modulation, coding, and signal processing techniques. They trace signals and key processing steps from information source all the way through the transmitter, channel, receiver, and information sink. Throughout, readers will find numeric examples, step-by-step implementation guidance, and diagrams that illustrate key concepts clearly. This edition also includes online access to additional examples and MATLAB codes.
  • Understand core signal and spectra concepts, including signal classification, spectral density, wireless transmission, and bandwidth
  • Learn about baseband and bandpass modulation, demodulation and detection
  • Analyze communications links and create system link budgets
  • Work with waveform, block, convolutional, and Reed-Solomon channel coding
  • Apply advanced turbo coding and Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) techniques
  • Manage modulation and coding tradeoffs
  • Synchronize receivers
  • Explore multiplexing, multiple access, and spread spectrum concepts and techniques
  • Learn about source coding: amplitude quantizing, differential PCM, and adaptive prediction
  • Characterize and mitigate fading channels
  • Discover the essentials and applications of OFDM and MIMO technology

More than ever, this is an ideal resource for practicing electrical engineers and students who want a practical, accessible introduction to modern digital communications.

Author Biography

Dr. Bernard Sklar has over 50 years of experience in technical design and management positions at Republic Aviation, Hughes Aircraft, Litton Industries, and at The Aerospace Corporation, where he helped develop the MILSTAR satellite system. He is now President of Communications Engineering Services, a consulting company he founded in 1984. He has taught engineering courses at several universities, including UCLA and USC, and has trained professional engineers worldwide. Dr. Sklar has published and presented scores of technical papers, and is recipient of the 1984 Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society for his tutorial series on digital communications. He is a past chairman of the Los Angeles Council IEEE Education Committee.

Frederic J. Harris is professor of electrical engineering and CUBIC signal processing chair at San Diego State University (SDSU) and an internationally renowned expert on DSP and communication systems. The co-inventor of the Blackman-Harris Filter, his many technical papers include the seminal work "On the use of Windows for Harmonic Analysis with the Discrete Fourier Transform." The author of Multi-rate Signal Processing for Communication Systems, he received his B.S. from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, M.S. from SDSU, and PhD from Aalborg University, and did PhD course work at University of California, San Diego. An IEEE Fellow, he was co-editor-in-chief of Digital Signal Processing. In early 2010 the "Fred Harris Endowed Chair in Digital Signal Processing" fund was established by Eric Johnson and Qualcomm executive Peggy Johnson to help future students pursue careers in the communications specialty of electrical engineering, and to honor Harris's legacy.

Table of Contents

1. Signals and Spectra
2. Formatting and Baseband Modulation
3. Baseband Demodulation/Detection
4. Bandpass Modulation and Demodulation/Detection
5. Communications Link Analysis
6. Channel Coding I: Waveform Codes and Block Codes
7. Channel Coding II: Convolutional Codes and Reed-Solomon Codes
8. Channel Coding III: Turbo Codes and Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) Codes
9. Modulation and Coding Trade offs
10. Synchronization
11. Multiplexing and Multiple Access
12. Spread Spectrum Techniques
13. Source Coding
14. Fading Channels
15. The ABCs of OFDM
16. The Magic of MIMO
17. Long Term Evolution (LTE) Wireless, Software Defined Radio and 5G
Appendix A. Review of Fourier Techniques
Appendix B. Fundamentals of Statistical Decision Theory
Appendix C. Response of A Correlator to White Noise
Appendix D. Often Used Identities
Appendix E. s-Domain, z-Domain and Digital Filtering
Appendix F. List of Symbols

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