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Digital communications is the foundation of modern telecommunications and digital signal processing.

The second edition of Digital Communications is updated to include current techniques and systems used in the rapidly expanding field of fixed and mobile communications. The text has comprehensive coverage of digital communications without going into unnecessary detail or irrelevant topics. Its main aims are to develop the mathematical theory behind signal processing and use this knowledge to develop fixed and mobile data communications systems.

This text is geared towards students who already have a technical understanding of electrical engineering from their introductory years at university and who wish to focus on digital communications. It covers everything these students will need to know, including modern techniques.

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Digital techniques are central to almost all modern telecommunications systems.  The second edition of Digital Communications has retained both its comprehensive coverage and its balance between theory, applications and systems implementation.  Its main aim is to develop the mathematical theory of signal processing and use this theory to describe modern digital communications. 

Key features

  • Presents a comprehensive quantitative treatment of digital communications principles including information theory, PCM, source coding, encryption, channel coding, multiplexing, modulation and optimum filtering
  • Includes a thorough treatment of system noise and communication link budgets
  • Introduces the principles of system simulation
  • Describes a range of modern systems, including satellite communications and cellular radio
  • Provides a revised and extended treatment of networks that includes SDH, circuit and packet switching, SS7, ATM and B-ISDN,  xDSL, FTTx, cable, BFWA (including IEE 802.16), HAPs, wired and wireless LANs and PANs (including Bluetooth)
  • Extensive examples and end-of-chapter problems
  • Updated references, web addresses, standards and bibliography
  • Outline solutions to problems available on the web
This text is suitable for undergraduates and first year postgraduate students.  It also provides an excellent overview for professional engineers. Peter Grant is Head of the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh. Ian Glover is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in digital communications and is the Joint Chief Examiner for the Engineering Council's Part 2 (A) examination in Telecommunication Systems Engineering.

 

About the Author:

Peter Grant is Head of the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh.

 

Ian Glover is a reader in Radio Science and Wireless Communications at the University of Strathcylde.

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