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Fundamentals of Wireless Communication


  • Date Published: May 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521845274
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  • The past decade has seen many advances in physical layer wireless communication theory and their implementation in wireless systems. This textbook takes a unified view of the fundamentals of wireless communication and explains the web of concepts underpinning these advances at a level accessible to an audience with a basic background in probability and digital communication. Topics covered include MIMO (multi-input, multi-output) communication, space-time coding, opportunistic communication, OFDM and CDMA. The concepts are illustrated using many examples from real wireless systems such as GSM, IS-95 (CDMA), IS-856 (1 x EV-DO), Flash OFDM and UWB (ultra-wideband). Particular emphasis is placed on the interplay between concepts and their implementation in real systems. An abundant supply of exercises and figures reinforce the material in the text. This book is intended for use on graduate courses in electrical and computer engineering and will also be of great interest to practising engineers.

    • Explains cutting-edge ideas in a simple and intuitive way, using discussions and summaries
    • Emphasises the role of theory in actual wireless systems
    • Many exercises and figures illustrate the concepts
    • Solutions are available for instructors
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    'Tse and Viswanath achieve remarkable clarity in combining sound theoretical development, simple insights, and current practice into an integrated whole. Fundamentals of Wireless Communication will quickly become a classic, serving both as a reference and a textbook built on firm principles.' Professor Robert G. Gallager, MIT

    '… a superb textbook covering the field of modern wireless communications. The book truly covers the fundamentals of a wireless system design and incorporates a lucid exposition of the most recent advances such as MIMO and opportunistic communication. The results are derived with exceeding clarity and often linked to an information theoretical framework, thus providing the reader with a clear understanding of optimal design choices for both point-to-point and multiple access wireless communication …'. Dr Roberto Padovani, CTO, Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego

    'Fundamentals of Wireless Communication is a terrific introduction to principles of physical-layer design for state-of-the-art wireless systems. It is a wonderful and much-needed resource for new graduate students and practicing professionals alike. Tse and Viswanath have written a text of enduring value.' Professor Gregory W. Wornell, MIT

    'Fundamentals of Wireless Communication is a unique combination of engineering insight, theoretical vision and systems experience. This is the text I use to explain to graduate students how they should think about fading channels.' Professor Robert Calderbank, Princeton University

    '… this is a book written by academics, primarily for graduate courses. The style fits that role perfectly. It is predominantly mathematical, often using the maths as part of its way to describe a concept. However, it is an improvement over many graduate texts. The style of writing is open and relaxed. There are many real world examples explaining how concepts are related in 2G and 3G systems. The use of illustrations is excellent and there are copious exercises at the end of each chapter … I think that as a graduate text this would be truly excellent …'. IEE Communications Engineer

    'Tse's and Viswanath's book addresses the most current topics and presents results from recent years in radio communication theory. I strongly recommend this book for graduate students taking a course in wireless systems. The first four chapters can be recommended for use in an undergraduate course in wireless communications as well.' IEEE Communications Magazine

    'This book is a highly readable and step-by-step introduction to wireless communications … I will recommend it to my MSc students.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    12th Jul 2013 by Doaa

    great book!

    01st Aug 2013 by Ayaz

    A book covering the topic wireless communication from all perspective. A wonderful effort by David Tse and the coauthor.

    22nd Apr 2015 by Freyr

    Fundamentals of Wireless Communication is one of the very best wireless communication textbooks in print. It strikes a perfect balance between exposition, equations, and examples. The author strives to develop the readers intuition, and succeeds. I would point out that there is a strong emphasis on MIMO communications, perhaps disproportionate to the coverage received by other topics when the book is viewed as a general wireless communication textbook. Still, MIMO techniques have been a leading area of research over the past couple decades, and the treatment here is top notch. Highest recommendation.

    28th Feb 2019 by Nurhangunes

    It is clear, fluent and concise. You won't get bored or lost.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521845274
    • length: 583 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 193 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.45kg
    • contains: 203 b/w illus. 8 tables 237 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The wireless channel
    3. Point-to-point communication: detection, diversity and channel uncertainty
    4. Cellular systems: multiple access and interference management
    5. Capacity of wireless channels
    6. Multiuser capacity and opportunistic communication
    7. MIMO I: spatial multiplexing and channel modeling
    8. MIMO II: capacity and multiplexing architectures
    9. MIMO III: diversity-multiplexing tradeoff and universal space-time codes
    10. MIMO IV: multiuser communication
    A. Detection and estimation in additive Gaussian noise
    B. Information theory background.

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  • Authors

    David Tse, University of California, Berkeley
    DAVID TSE is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley.

    Pramod Viswanath, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    PRAMOD VISWANATH is Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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