The Best-Selling Introduction to Digital Communications:
Thoroughly Revised and Updated for OFDM, MIMO, LTE, and More
Digital Communications, Third Edition is a revised and updated edition of the field’s classic, best-selling introduction. With remarkable clarity, Drs. Bernard Sklar and fred harris introduce every digital communication technology at the heart of today’s wireless and Internet revolutions, with new chapters on synchronization, OFDM, and MIMO.
Sklar and harris provide a unified structure and context for helping students and professional engineers understand each of these technologies, without sacrificing mathematical precision. The authors illuminate both the big picture and the details of current modulation, coding, and signal processing techniques. They trace signals and key processing steps from information source all the way through the transmitter, channel, receiver, and information sink. Throughout, readers will find numeric examples, step-by-step implementation guidance, and diagrams that illustrate key concepts clearly. This edition also includes online access to additional examples and MATLAB codes.
- Understand core signal and spectra concepts, including signal classification, spectral density, wireless transmission, and bandwidth
- Learn about baseband and bandpass modulation, demodulation and detection
- Analyze communications links and create system link budgets
- Work with waveform, block, convolutional, and Reed-Solomon channel coding
- Apply advanced turbo coding and Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) techniques
- Manage modulation and coding tradeoffs
- Synchronize receivers
- Explore multiplexing, multiple access, and spread spectrum concepts and techniques
- Learn about source coding: amplitude quantizing, differential PCM, and adaptive prediction
- Characterize and mitigate fading channels
- Discover the essentials and applications of OFDM and MIMO technology
More than ever, this is an ideal resource for practicing electrical engineers and students who want a practical, accessible introduction to modern digital communications.