Covering the key concepts and factors that characterise and impact radio transmission and reception, the book presents topics such as receiver design, noise and distortion. Information is provided about more advanced aspects of system design such as implementation losses due to non–idealities. Providing vivid examples, illustrations and detailed case–studies, this book is an ideal introduction to digital radio systems design.
- Offers a balanced treatment of digital modem and RF front–end design concepts for complete transceivers
- Presents a diverse range of topics related to digital radio design including advanced transmission and synchronization techniques with emphasis on implementation
- Provides guidance on imperfections and non–idealities in radio system design
- Includes detailed design case–studies incorporating measurement and simulation results to illustrate the theory in practice
1 Radio Communications: System Concepts, Propagation and Noise.
1.1 Digital Radio Systems and Wireless Applications.
1.2 Physical Layer of Digital Radio Systems.
1.3 Linear Systems and Random Processes.
1.4 Radio Channel Characterization.
1.5 Nonlinearity and Noise in Radio Frequency Circuits and Systems.
1.6 Sensitivity and Dynamic Range in Radio Receivers.
1.7 Phase–locked Loops.
2 Digital Communication Principles.
2.1 Digital Transmission in AWGN Channels.
2.2 Digital Transmission in Fading Channels.
2.3 Transmission Through Band–limited Channels.
2.5 Coding Techniques for Reliable Communication.
2.6 Decoding and Probability of Error.
3 RF Transceiver Design.
3.1 Useful and Harmful Signals at the Receiver Front–End.
3.2 Frequency Downconversion and Image Reject Subsystems.
3.3 The Heterodyne Receiver.
3.4 The Direct Conversion Receiver.
3.5 Current Receiver Technology.
3.6 Transmitter Architectures.
4 Radio Frequency Circuits and Subsystems.
4.1 Role of RF Circuits.
4.2 Low–noise Amplifiers.
4.3 RF Receiver Mixers.
4.5 Frequency Synthesizers.
4.6 Downconverter Design in Radio Receivers.
4.7 RF Power Amplifiers.
5 Synchronization, Diversity and Advanced Transmission Techniques.
5.1 TFR Timing and Frequency Synchronization in Digital Receivers.
5.3. OFDM Transmission.
5.4 Spread Spectrum Systems.
6 System Design Examples.
6.1 The DECT Receiver.
6.2 QAM Receiver for 61 Mb/s Digital Microwave Radio Link.
6.3 OFDM Transceiver System Design.