By Ian A. Glover & Peter M. Grant
Prentice Hall / Pearson Education
1,048 Pages, Illustrated
$99.50 paper original
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
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
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