Digital Transmission

A Simulation-Aided Introduction with VisSim/Comm

  • Dayan Adionel Guimaraes

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Dayan Adionel Guimarães
    Pages 1-85
  3. Dayan Adionel Guimarães
    Pages 87-169
  4. Dayan Adionel Guimarães
    Pages 171-263
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    Pages 265-359
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    Pages 411-583
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 1-30

About this book


Digital Transmission – A Simulation-Aided Introduction with VisSim/Comm is a book in which basic principles of digital communication, mainly pertaining to the physical layer, are emphasized. Nevertheless, these principles can serve as the fundamentals that will help the reader to understand more advanced topics and the associated technology. In this book, each topic is addressed in two different and complementary ways: theoretically and by simulation. The theoretical approach encompasses common subjects covering principles of digital transmission, like notions of probability and stochastic processes, signals and systems, baseband and passband signaling, signal-space representation, spread spectrum, multi-carrier and ultra wideband transmission, carrier and symbol-timing recovery, information theory and error-correcting codes. The simulation approach revisits the same subjects, focusing on the capabilities of the communication system simulation software VisSim/Comm on helping the reader to fulfill the gap between the theory and its practical meaning. The presentation of the theory is made easier with the help of 357 illustrations. A total of 101 simulation files supplied in the accompanying CD support the simulation-oriented approach. A full evaluation version and a viewer-only version of VisSim/Comm are also supplied in the CD.


Symbol VisSim/Comm algorithms baseband signalling channel coding coding communication error-correcting code information information theory passband signalling stochastic processes

Authors and affiliations

  • Dayan Adionel Guimaraes
    • 1
  1. 1.Telecomunicacoes (INATEL)Instituto Nacional deSanta Rita do SapucaiBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01358-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01359-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
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