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Channel Codes
Classical and Modern


  • Date Published: September 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521848688
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  • Channel coding lies at the heart of digital communication and data storage, and this detailed introduction describes the core theory as well as decoding algorithms, implementation details, and performance analyses. In this book, Professors Ryan and Lin provide clear information on modern channel codes, including turbo and low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. They also present detailed coverage of BCH codes, Reed-Solomon codes, convolutional codes, finite geometry codes, and product codes, providing a one-stop resource for both classical and modern coding techniques. Assuming no prior knowledge in the field of channel coding, the opening chapters begin with basic theory to introduce newcomers to the subject. Later chapters then extend to advanced topics such as code ensemble performance analyses and algebraic code design. 250 varied and stimulating end-of-chapter problems are also included to test and enhance learning, making this an essential resource for students and practitioners alike.

    • Provides one-stop resource for both classical and modern coding techniques
    • Includes 250 varied and stimulating end-of-chapter problems, both routine calculations and computer simulations, to test and enhance learning
    • Starts with the basic theory before moving on to advanced topics, making it perfect for newcomers to the field of channel coding
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    'If you are teaching about coding now or looking for a complete reference on coding, this is a safe bet.' Alfy Riddle, IEEE Microwave Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521848688
    • length: 710 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 176 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.5kg
    • contains: 35 tables 250 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Coding and capacity
    2. Finite fields, vector spaces, finite geometries and graphs
    3. Linear block codes
    4. Convolutional codes
    5. Low-density parity-check codes
    6. Computer-based design of LDPC codes
    7. Turbo codes
    8. Ensemble enumerators for turbo and LDPC codes
    9. Ensemble decoding thresholds for LDPC and turbo codes
    10. Finite geometry LDPC codes
    11. Constructions of LDPC codes
    12. LDPC codes based on combinatorial designs, graphs, and superposition
    13. LDPC codes for binary erasure channels
    14. Non-binary LDPC codes
    15. LDPC code applications and advanced topics

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Algebraic Coding
    • Coding for Communications
    • Error Control Coding
    • Topics in Communications Theory
    • Topics in Error Control Coding
  • Authors

    William Ryan, Zeta Associates Inc.
    William E. Ryan is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, where he has been a faculty member since 1998. Before moving to academia, he held positions in industry for five years. He has published over 100 technical papers and his research interests include coding and signal processing with applications to data storage and data communications.

    Shu Lin, University of California, Davis
    Shu Lin is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis. He has authored and co-authored numerous technical papers and several books, including the successful Error Control Coding (with Daniel J. Costello). He is an IEEE Life Fellow and has received several awards, including the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for U.S. Senior Scientists (1996) and the IEEE Third-Millenium Medal (2000).

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