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Principles of Spread Spectrum Communication (Addison-Wesley Wireless Communications)

Andrew Viterbi


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Spread spectrum multiple access communication, known commercially as CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access), is a driving technology behind the rapidly advancing personal communications industry. Its greater bandwidth efficiency and multiple access capabilities make it the leading technology for relieving spectrum congestion caused by the explosion in popularity of cellular mobile and fixed wireless telephones and wireless data terminals. Written by a leader in the creation of CDMA and an internationally recognized authority on wireless digital communication, this book gives you the technical information you need. It presents the fundamentals of digital communications and covers all aspects of commercial direct-sequence spread spectrum technology, incorporating both physical-level principles and network concepts. You will find detailed information on signal generation, synchronization, modulation, and coding of direct-sequence spread spectrum signals. In addition, the book shows how these physical layer functions relate to link and network properties involving cellular coverage, Erlang capacity, and network control. With this book, you will attain a deeper understanding of personal communications system concepts and will be better equipped to develop systems and products at the forefront of the personal wireless communications market.

Pearson, 9780201633740, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 1995

About the Author

Andrew J. Viterbi is a pioneer of wireless digital communications technology. He is best known as the creator of the digital decoding technique used in direct-broadcast satellite television receivers and in wireless cellular telephones, as well as numerous other applications. He is co-founder, Chief Technical Officer, and Vice Chairman of QUALCOMM Incorporated, developer of mobile satellite and wireless land communication systems employing CDMA technology. Dr. Viterbi has received numerous awards, including the Christopher Columbus Medal, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Award, the Marconi International Fellowship Award, the IEEE Information Society Shannon Lecturer Award, and awards from the NEC C&C Foundation and the Eduard Rhein Foundation. 0201633744AB04062001