A First Course in Digital Communications by Ha H. NguyenA First Course in Digital Communications by Ha H. Nguyen

A First Course in Digital Communications

byHa H. Nguyen, Ed Shwedyk

Hardcover | June 22, 2009

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Communication technology has become pervasive in the modern world, and ever more complex. Focusing on the most basic ideas, this carefully paced, logically structured textbook is packed with insights and illustrative examples, making this an ideal introduction to modern digital communication. Examples with step-by-step solutions help with the assimilation of theoretical ideas, and MATLAB exercises develop confidence in applying mathematical concepts to real-world problems. Right from the start the authors use the signal space approach to give students an intuitive feel for the modulation/demodulation process. After a review of signals and random processes, they describe core topics and techniques such as source coding, baseband transmission, modulation, and synchronization. The book closes with coverage of advanced topics such as trellis-coding, CMDA, and space-time codes to stimulate further study. This is an ideal textbook for anyone who wants to learn about modern digital communication.
Title:A First Course in Digital CommunicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:562 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.18 inPublished:June 22, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521876133

ISBN - 13:9780521876131


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Deterministic signal characterization and analysis; 3. Probability theory, random variables and random processes; 4. Sampling and quantization; 5. Optimum receiver for binary data transmission; 6. Baseband data transmission; 7. Basic digital passband modulation; 8. M-ary signaling techniques; 9. Signaling over bandlimited channels; 10. Signaling over fading channels; 11. Advanced modulation techniques; 12. Synchronization; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'The examples and problems constitute a very strong point in their text - they help to better understand the concepts.' Mónica Bugallo, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stony Brook University, New York