Electronic Communication Systems: A Complete Course

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 788 pages
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Appropriate for courses in Basic Electronic Communications or in-house seminars/workshops in professional settings, this book conveys the reality of todays communication systems by balancing traditional elements with the three more recent, radical developments that have had the most dramatic effects on the field - the widespread use of integrated circuits, microprocessors and software, digital techniques and signals. The Third Edition has been both updated and expanded to include coverage of the latest tools and techniques, systems and standards. *NEW - Adds coverage of the latest technologies and applications, like... *Wideband digital receivers. *Charge-coupled devices. *Digital video, set-top boxes, direct satellite broadcast, and MPEG- 2 compression and encoding. *The latest modem, Internet and World Wide Web technologies. *Spread-spectrum systems. *FireWire, Universal Serial Bus, IrDA, and home automation buses. FEATURES *Points to up-and-coming technologies and applications to prepare readers for the future. *Takes a circuitry plus systems viewpoint, discussing systems and their underlying circuitry (or equipment) with equal emphasis. *Examines both lower-level building blo

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