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Software Receiver Design
Build your Own Digital Communication System in Five Easy Steps

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  • Date Published: August 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521189446
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  • Have you ever wanted to know how modern digital communications systems work? Find out with this step-by-step guide to building a complete digital radio that includes every element of a typical, real-world communication system. Chapter by chapter, you will create a MATLAB realization of the various pieces of the system, exploring the key ideas along the way, as well as analyzing and assessing the performance of each component. Then, in the final chapters, you will discover how all the parts fit together and interact as you build the complete receiver. In addition to coverage of crucial issues, such as timing, carrier recovery and equalization, the text contains over 400 practical exercises, providing invaluable preparation for industry, where wireless communications and software radio are becoming increasingly important. A variety of extra resources are also provided online, including lecture slides and a solutions manual for instructors.

    • Learn how to construct the various pieces of a typical communication system
    • Analyze and assess the performance of each component
    • Put all the pieces together by building a fully functioning software receiver
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    03rd Aug 2015 by RobbinRoddewig

    I have used this book and the predecessor Telecommunications Breakdown in my Software Radio course and Wireless course. It is very well written and thorough. The adaptive algorithms are very well done and approachable. This is a great applied and theoretical look at all the stages of a communications system with the adaptive components. I include an engineering language like Matlab in all my courses so this book fits very well. I would recommend it without reservation.

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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521189446
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 168 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 235 b/w illus. 9 tables 421 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Big Picture:
    1. A digital radio
    Part II. The Basic Components:
    2. A telecommunication system
    3. The six elements
    Part III. The Idealized System:
    4. Funny things
    5. Analog (de)modulation
    6. Sampling with automatic gain control
    7. Digital filtering and the DFT
    8. Bits to symbols to signals
    9. Stuff happens
    Part IV. The Adaptive Components:
    10. Carrier recovery
    11. Pulse shaping and receive filtering
    12. Timing recovery
    13. Linear equalization
    14. Coding
    Part V. Putting it All Together:
    15. Make it so
    A. Transforms, identities, and formulas
    B. Simulating noise
    C. Envelope of a bandpass signal
    D. Relating the Fourier transform to the DFT
    E. Power spectral density
    F. The Z-transform: difference equations, frequency responses, open eyes, and loops
    G. Averages and averaging
    H. The B3IG transmitter.

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    Software Receiver Design

    C. Richard Johnson, Jr, William A. Sethares, Andrew G. Klein

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    C. Richard Johnson, Jr, Cornell University, New York
    C. Richard Johnson, Jr is the Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, where he has been on the faculty since 1981. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and co-author of Telecommunication Breakdown (2004, with William A. Sethares) and Theory and Design of Adaptive Filters (2001).

    William A. Sethares, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    William A. Sethares is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of Rhythm and Transforms (2007) and Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale (2005).

    Andrew G. Klein, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts
    Andrew G. Klein is an Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In addition to working in academia, he has also held industry positions at several wireless start-up companies.

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