Practical Digital Wireless Signals

Practical Digital Wireless Signals

by Earl McCune
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Practical Digital Wireless Signals

Do you need to know what signal type to select for a wireless application? Quickly develop a useful expertise in digital modulation with this practical guide, based on the author's experience of over thirty years in industrial design. You will understand the physical meaning behind the mathematics of wireless signals and learn the intricacies and tradeoffs in signal selection and design. Six modulation families and twelve modulation types are covered in depth, together with a quantitative ranking of relative cost incurred to implement any of twelve modulation types. Extensive discussions of the Shannon Limit, Nyquist filtering, efficiency measures and signal-to-noise measures are provided, radio wave propagation and antennas, multiple access techniques, and signal coding principles are all covered, and spread spectrum and wireless system operation requirements are presented.

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ISBN-13: 9781107674097
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Series: Cambridge RF and Microwave Engineering Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Glossary and abbreviations; Terms and conventions; 1. Keying, states, and block diagram construction; 2. Common issues and signal characterization; 3. Important details on results from Shannon, Nyquist, and others; 4. Digital amplitude modulation: ASK; 5. Digital frequency modulation: FSK; 6. Digital phase modulation: PSK; 7. Combined digital modulations: QAM and OFDM; 8. Spread spectrum; 9. Wireless propagation and antenna fundamentals; 10. Principles of coding; 11. Multiple access techniques; 12. Signal trade-offs and system evolution; Appendix A. Phasor review; Appendix B. Decibels (dB) really are simple; Appendix C. Analog modulation basics; Appendix D. Quadrature modulation and demodulation principles; Appendix E. Polar modulation and demodulation principles; Appendix F. Derivative-zeroed pulse family; Appendix G. Selected DWC standards and their modulations.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I like the technical content of this book, I have had considerable problems with this book working properly in the reader. There are sections of the book that cause the reader to hang. Accessing the "Table of Contents" in some sections of the book will also cause an error in the reader. This would be a good reference book on the subject of digital communications theory but I can't recommend buying the book until the publisher has fixed these issues.