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Wireless Digital Communications: A Book Review

Wireless Digital Communications: A Book Review

Wireless digital communications is a field that covers the principles, technologies, and applications of wireless communication systems, such as cellular, satellite, personal, and local area networks. One of the books that provides a comprehensive and practical overview of this field is Wireless Digital Communications: Modulation and Spread Spectrum Applications by Kamilo Feher.


The book was published in 1995 by Prentice-Hall PTR and has 524 pages. It is part of the Feher/Prentice Hall digital and wireless communication series. The author, Kamilo Feher, is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Davis, and a renowned expert in wireless communications.

The book features the latest coverage of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) systems, which are the dominant technologies for cellular networks. It also contains an in-depth analysis and description of practical R&D, design, and implementation sections, with an emphasis on the newest generations of modulation and spread spectrum systems. The book describes modern digital communications principles required for comprehension, analysis, design, advanced R&D, and maintenance/operation of present and future generations of digital wireless, cellular and mobile systems. It also presents architectures, hardware and software designs, and solutions to common problems. The book includes market data and forecasts of the world-wide growth of wireless systems.

The book is divided into four parts: Part I introduces the fundamentals of wireless digital communications; Part II covers modulation techniques for wireless digital communications; Part III discusses spread spectrum techniques for wireless digital communications; and Part IV explores advanced topics such as CDMA/TDMA systems, satellite mobile radio, personal communication systems, and wireless LANs.

The book is suitable for engineers, telecommunications managers, computer scientists, product planners, technical and market consultants, and all those interested in wireless communications. It can also be used as a textbook for graduate-level courses on wireless digital communications. The book has received positive reviews from readers who praised its clarity, depth, and relevance.

The book is available in hardcover format from various online stores. A PDF version of the book can also be found on some websites. However, readers are advised to respect the author's copyright and purchase the book legally if they wish to read it.

One of the strengths of the book is that it covers both theoretical and practical aspects of wireless digital communications. The book explains the mathematical foundations of various modulation and spread spectrum techniques, such as amplitude, frequency, phase, pulse, and quadrature modulation, as well as direct sequence, frequency hopping, and hybrid spread spectrum systems. The book also illustrates how these techniques are applied in real-world scenarios, such as cellular networks, satellite communications, personal communications services, and wireless LANs. The book provides examples, problems, and solutions to help readers understand and apply the concepts.

Another strength of the book is that it reflects the author's extensive experience and expertise in wireless communications. The author has been involved in wireless research and development for over 40 years and has contributed to many innovations and standards in the field. The author also shares his insights and perspectives on the current and future trends and challenges of wireless communications. The book offers a balanced and objective view of the advantages and disadvantages of different wireless technologies and systems.

The book is not without its limitations, however. One of the limitations is that it was published in 1995 and may not cover some of the latest developments and advances in wireless communications. For example, the book does not include topics such as orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), long-term evolution (LTE), or fifth-generation (5G) wireless systems. Readers who are interested in these topics may need to consult other sources or books for more updated information. e0e6b7cb5c


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