Wireless Communication Systems: From RF Subsystems to 4G Enabling Technologies

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 15, 2010 - Technology & Engineering
This practically-oriented, all-inclusive guide covers all the major enabling techniques for current and next-generation cellular communications and wireless networking systems. Technologies covered include CDMA, OFDM, UWB, turbo and LDPC coding, smart antennas, wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, MIMO, and cognitive radios, providing readers with everything they need to master wireless systems design in a single volume. Uniquely, a detailed introduction to the properties, design, and selection of RF subsystems and antennas is provided, giving readers a clear overview of the whole wireless system. It is also the first textbook to include a complete introduction to speech coders and video coders used in wireless systems. Richly illustrated with over 400 figures, and with a unique emphasis on practical and state-of-the-art techniques in system design, rather than on the mathematical foundations, this book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in wireless communications, as well as for wireless and telecom engineers.
 

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A really good text/ reference book. It outlines the history of 4G and pre-4G wireless technologies, the various methods of signal processing in communication systems context and the future of wireless communication systems (4G, beyond 4G research etc.).
This book is ideal for PhD or people seeking to pursue a career in telecommunication, as it provides profound knowledge on the overall operations of a standard wireless communication system.
 

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nice book

Contents

Introduction
1
An overview of wireless communications
11
Channel and propagation
39
Diversity
130
Channel estimation and equalization
158
Modulation and detection
180
Spread spectrum communications
246
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
290
Signals and signal processing
489
Fundamentals of information theory
550
Channel coding
591
speech and audio coding
659
image and video coding
707
smart antenna systems
757
MIMO systems
788
Ultra wideband communications
870

Antennas
337
RF and microwave subsystems
373
filter design
405
AD and DA conversions
464
Cognitive radios
898
Wireless ad hoc and sensor networks
932
Appendix A The Qfunction
965
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