The book develops the important techniques in the context of a unified structure. The structure, in block diagram form, acts as a guide to lead the reader through the book. It provides organization and structure to a field that has and continues to grow rapidly, and it insures awareness of the "big picture" even while delving into the details.
This graduate textbook describes techniques for transmitting voice and data over a path that consists of wires, waveguides, or space. Sklar (UCLA) covers source coding, baseband and bandpass signaling, channel coding, multiplexing, spreading, and encryption. The second edition adds a chapter on fading channels. The CD-ROM contains an educational version of SystemView and 200 exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR