Digital Communications

Course and Exercices with Solutions

Digital Communications

Pierre Jarry, University of Bordeaux, France
Jacques N. Beneat, Norwich University, Vermont, USA

ISBN : 9781785480379

Publication Date : November 2015

Hardcover 204 pp

105.00 USD



Digital communications play an important role in numerical transmission systems due to the proliferation of radio beams, satellites, optic fibers, radar, and mobile wireless systems. This book provides the fundamentals and basic design techniques of digital communications. It has grown out of the authors’ own teaching and as such has a unity of methodology and style, essential for making it easy to read.

Intended for communications engineers and advanced graduates, each of the 13 chapters provides a complete analysis of the structures used for emission or reception technology. This will provide the students with a set of approaches that they can use for current and future digital circuit designs.

The authors emphasize the practical nature of the subject by summarizing the design steps and giving examples of exercises so that digital communications students can have an appreciation of each circuit.

The book is divided into 4 parts, with the first part providing the definition of digital communications and the different channels that propagate these digital elements.

In the second part, the authors define the different sampling methods, the analog to digital conversion, the errors due to this sampling and the quantifications.

The third part is entirely devoted to digital communications on the carrier frequencies and, finally, the fourth part presents different exercises and problems.


1. Digital Communications.
2. Supports of Digital Communications.
3. Baseband Communications.
4. The Channel.
5. Nyquist Criteria.
6. Analog-to-Digital Conversion: Compression and Extension.
7. Phase Shift Keying Modulations.
8. Differential Coding.
9. Demodulations.
10. Quality of the Digital Transmissions.
11. Supports.
12. Modulations and Demodulations Without Noise.

About the authors

Pierre Jarry is Professor at the University of Bordeaux, France and the CNRS laboratory IMS (Intégration du Matériau au Système). His research focuses on the areas of microwave, distributed, multimode and genetic microwave filters, among others.

Jacques N. Beneat is Assistant Professor at Norwich University in Vermont, USA. His research interests include microwave and filter design, radio propagation measurements, and modeling for emerging wireless networks.