Description Contemporary Communication Systems provides a comprehensive introduction to analog and digital communication systems. In addition to a logical and easy-to-understand presentation of fundamental principles, the book engages students in the issues relevant to system and product implementation by integrating a discussion of theoretical concepts with extensive hands-on visual and simulation resources that reinforce learning. A unique feature of the book is sufficient coverage of important topics in digital communications including compression, multiplexing and synchronization techniques. The book also explores the impact of semiconductor revolution (Moore's law) and software technologies in the realization of modern digital communication systems.
Simple, step-by-step presentation in sufficient detail to allow students to master the fundamental concepts in communication systems.
The use of Simulink' as a key pedagogical tool to help students develop appreciation of theoretical models in the design and analysis of communication systems.
Numerous examples, including MATLAB exercises, to reinforce the key concepts and mathematical results.
Chapter introductions that preview the material covered in the chapter and its relevance in practice.
Chapter summaries that reiterate the chapter's most important concepts.
Historical sidebars that chronicle milestone events in the history of communication technologies and systems.
Interviews with renowned contributors in the field of communications that should inspire and motivate students.
References that point to more advanced materials.
Extensive resources for instructors on the book's website including PowerPoint slides, additional worked out problems and MATLAB exercises, Simulink files for the problems in the book.
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Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Review of Signals and Linear Systems Chapter 3: Simulation of Communication Systems Using MATLAB/Simulink Chapter 4: Amplitude Modulation (AM) Chapter 5: Angle Modulation Chapter 6: Probability and Random Processes Chapter 7: Noise Performance of Analog Communication Systems Chapter 8: Conversion of Analog Signals to Digital Format Chapter 9: Digital Baseband Modulation Chapter 10: Detection of Baseband Signals in Noise Chapter 11: Digital Information Transmission Using Carrier Modulation Chapter 12: Digital Signal Transmission Through Time Dispersive Channels Chapter 13: Digital Multiplexing and Synchronization Chapter 14: Information Theory and Compression Techniques Chapter 15: Channel Coding Techniques