Digital Communications,
2nd edition

By Ian A. Glover & Peter M. Grant
Prentice Hall / Pearson Education
December 2003
ISBN: 0-13-089399-4
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 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.

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