Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications (3e) : 9780134588568

Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications (3e)

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Book + Disk

This is a revised and updated edition of the field's classic, best-selling introduction. With remarkable clarity, Dr. Bernard Sklar introduces every digital communication technology at the heart of today's wireless and Internet revolutions, providing a unified structure and context for understanding them -- all without sacrificing mathematical precision. Throughout, Sklar helps students understand the big picture and delve into the details of current modulation, coding, and signal processing techniques. He traces signals and key processing steps from the information source through transmitter, channel, receiver, and information sink.

Digital Communications, Third Edition begins by introducing the fundamentals of signals, spectra, formatting, and baseband transmission. Next, Sklar presents practical coverage of trellis-coded modulation, Reed-Solomon codes, synchronization, spread spectrum solutions, and much more. Throughout, he offers numeric examples, step-by-step implementation guidance, and block diagrams that place key concepts and techniques in clear context. Coverage includes:

  • Signals and spectra, including signal classification, spectral density, transmission, and bandwidth
  • Formatting, baseband modulation, and baseband demodulation/detection
  • Bandpass modulation and demodulation/detection
  • Communications link analysis and system link budgets
  • Channel coding: waveform, block, convolutional, and Reed-Solomon codes
  • Advanced turbo coding and Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) techniques
  • Managing modulation and coding tradeoffs
  • Receiver and network synchronization
  • Multiplexing and multiple access
  • Spread spectrum overview and techniques
  • Source coding: amplitude quantizing, differential PCM, adaptive prediction, digital data, and more
  • Fading channels: challenges, characterization, and mitigations
  • The essentials of OFDM and MIMO technology
  • Long Term Evolution (LTE) Wireless, Software Defined Radio, 5G, and other advances
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
New to this edition

This edition adds:

Coverage of Partial Response Coding, Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) Codes, and other new techniques
Full chapters on OFDM and MIMO
New coverage of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Wireless, Software Defined Radio and 5G
Three new appendices

It also contains an updated CD-ROM, including software from MathWorks