Telecommunication Breakdown: CD-ROM Contents

This page briefly describes the contents of the CD ROM supplied with Telecommunciation Breakdown. Continuing with the onion/food methaphor, these are divided into:


All Matlab files cited in the text: No need to type them in yourself.

Contextual Readings: Broadband communications and software-defined radio are all over the news these days. References to interesting articles on the social and economic (as well as technological) issues and impact of broadband communications.

Overheads/Slides: Here are overhead slides in .pdf form for a full semester's worth of lectures that cover all the chapters of Telecommunciation Breakdown.

Video: A video of Dr. John and the AST Cowboys demonstrating real world performance of an adaptive equalizer.

Sounds: For your listening and signal processing pleasure, there are five soon-to-be-huge tunes from huge, and one song about the Fourier Transform.

Images: Ever wonder what Claude Shannon looks like?

Project Descriptions: They're all in the folder called "Project," one with coding, one without coding.

Other Layers:

Other Modulations: Telecommunication Breakdown focuses on PAM (pulse amplitude modulation). Here is some information about other popular methods of modulation.

Analysis of Phase Locked Loop: Provides an analysis of the behavior of the phase locked loop.

A Digital Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) Radio: Extend the PAM radio design in Telecommunication Breakdown to a QAM radio. Includes a 71 page manuscript in pdf format, overhead slides and plenty of other nifty Matlab files.

An article on Equalization with more acronymns than you can believe: MMSE, BSE, LMS, DDLMS, DMA, FSE, and DFE: includes nifty introductory overhead slides as well for MMSE, BSE, LMS, FSE, and DFE as well as some extra examples.

Other Onions:

Lectures on Adaptive Parameter Estimation, by C. R. Johnson, Jr. Yes, it's true. The complete and unabridged "little blue bible" of parameter estimation is here for your reading pleasure. Unfortunately, the pdf version is not blue.

The LMS Family, by William A Sethares. Sit back and amaze yourself as you meet all the relatives of the LMS algorithm.

Frequency Domain Interpretation of LMS Performance, by C. R. Johnson, Jr., Bo Egardt, Gernot Kubin. For a frequency domain view of adaptation, you can't go wrong with this one.

Digital Control Systems, by C. R. Johnson, Jr. This is a senior-level textbook also built around Matlab-simulated system design exercises on another application of sampled-data systems theory. The closest connection to material in Telecommunication Breakdown is in the traditional feedback systems presentation of the phase lock loop.