Cellular Communications Explained: From Basics to 3G

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Newnes, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 201 pages
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Among the many books published on 3G and cellular telecommunications, this introduction stands out due to its broad coverage of the subject and straightforward explanations of the principles and applications using a minimum of maths. Writing as an engineer for engineers, Ian Poole provides a systems-level view of the fundamentals that will enhance the understanding of engineers involved working in this fast-paced field. Equally, the book helps students, technicians and equipment manufacturers to gain a working knowledge of the applications and technologies involved in cellular communications equipment and networks.

The book focuses on the latest 2G, 2.5G and 3G technologies, including GSM (with GPRS and EDGE), NA-TDMA, cdmaOne (IS-95), CDMA2000 and UMTS (W-CDMA), with material on developing areas such as HSDPA. The fundamentals of radio propagation, modulation and cellular basics are also covered in a way that will give readers a real grasp of how cellular communications systems and equipment work.

* Explains the principles and applications of cellular communications systems using a minimum of mathematics, providing a firm grounding for engineers, technicians and students.
* Covers current technologies (2G, 2.5G) alongside 3G and other cutting-edge technologies, making this essential reading, not crystal ball gazing!
* Provides coverage of fundamentals and whole systems, as well as equipment provides a wide knowledge base for engineers and technicians working in different parts of the industry: handset designers, network planners, maintenance technicians, technical sales, etc.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to cellular telecommunications
1
Chapter 2 Radio waves and propagation
13
Chapter 3 Modulation
27
Chapter 4 Cellular basics
51
Chapter 5 Analogue systems
67
Chapter 6 GSM
79
Chapter 7 North American TDMA
103
Chapter 8 cdmaOneIS95
113
Chapter 9 CDMA2000
135
Chapter 10 UMTS
155
Chapter 11 Position location
173
Chapter 12 Conformance and interoperability testing
181
Glossary
187
Index
195
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Ian Poole is an established electronics engineering consultant with considerable experience in the communications and cellular markets. He is the author of a number books on radio and electronics and he has contributed to many magazines in the UK and worldwide. He is also winner of the inaugural Bill Orr Award for technical writing from the ARRL.

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