Introduction[edit | edit source]
This book will eventually cover a large number of topics in the field of electrical communications. The reader will also require a knowledge of Time and Frequency Domain representations, which is covered in-depth in the Signals and Systems book. This book will, by necessity, touch on a number of different areas of study, and as such is more than just a text for aspiring Electrical Engineers. This book will discuss topics of analog communication schemes, computer programming, network architectures, information infrastructures, communications circuit analysis, and many other topics.
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Table of Contents[edit | edit source]
System Examples[edit | edit source]
This section will provide a brief overview of the more common communications systems in use today. The demarcation between these systems is quite artificial since a wireless VoIP Internet connection may be a combination of all of these individual systems.
- Telephone System
- Cellular Systems
- Packet Data Systems
- Satellite Systems
- Microwave Systems
- Fiber Optic Systems
Communications Basics[edit | edit source]
This section will examine some theory common to many communication systems. Examples are, what constitutes a signal, information, channels, multiplexing etc.
- Baseband and Broadband Signals
- Time-Division Multiplexing
- Frequency-Division Multiplexing
- Voltage-Controlled Oscillators (VCO)
- Envelope Filters (Envelope Detectors)
- What is Modulation?
- Analog vs. Digital
- Communication Mediums
- Coherent Receivers
Analog Modulation[edit | edit source]
This section will examine the nature and conveyance of continuously varying information signals.
- Analog Modulation Introduction
- Amplitude Modulation (AM)
- Frequency Modulation (FM)
- Phase Modulation (PM)
- FM and PM Generalization
- AM Receivers
Digital Modulation[edit | edit source]
This section considers the nature and encoding of discrete information signals.
- Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM)
- Binary Modulation Schemes
- M-ary Modulation Schemes
- Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)
- Noncoherent Receivers
- Line Codes
Transmission[edit | edit source]
This section examines various communications media and its characteristics. Any communication system may contain one or more of these media types.
- Wave Propagation
- Noise Figure
- Wired Transmission
- Wireless Transmission
- Space-Division Multiplexing
- Fading Channels