Infinite Bandwidth

Author: Eugene Gan
Editor: Emmaus Road Publishing
ISBN: 9781931018678
Size: 11,76 MB
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Franciscan University of Steubenville Professor Eugene Gan authors this first-of-its-kind Catholic roadmap for the digital age: Infinite Bandwidth: Encountering Christ in the Media. He navigates you faithfully through the digital world, encouraging frustrated parents not to throw out cell phones, ban the Internet, chuck computers, or pitch portable media devices. That would be a mistake and believe it or not would be going against more than seven decades of Catholic teaching. From Church documents on social communications, Gan extracts seven principles or "media keys" of how to approach and use media. The Church and Gan say that we must enter into the modern day "Areopagus," the social and intellectual hub of ancient Athens where Paul preached to pagans, and use the media tools God has given us to make truth known and serve mankind. Cardinal John Patrick Foley says, "Frankly, I wish that such a book had existed when I was president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications as a text which I could have recommended. The important thing, however, is that it exists now to provide a text, context, and challenge for those who wish to bring both Christian principles and professional excellence to their work in the media." Gan offers chapter after chapter of real-life experience of how to assess movies, games, and gadgets for you and your teens. Of how to judge the merits of a film like Saving Private Ryan, and what sets it apart from Nightmare on Elm Street. Can the one be acceptable viewing and the other not? Definitely. And Gan details why. Infinite Bandwidth: Encountering Christ in the Media is way out front of the newest gizmo and will stay there thanks to its timeless principles that can be applied in all digital terrain, now and the future. Parents, educators, and students will put this book down with an entirely different attitude about the relationship between faith and media use.


Author: George Gilder
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074321594X
Size: 20,80 MB
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The computer age is over. After a cataclysmic global run of thirty years, it has given birth to the age of the telecosm -- the world enabled and defined by new communications technology. Chips and software will continue to make great contributions to our lives, but the action is elsewhere. To seek the key to great wealth and to understand the bewildering ways that high tech is restructuring our lives, look not to chip speed but to communication power, or bandwidth. Bandwidth is exploding, and its abundance is the most important social and economic fact of our time. George Gilder is one of the great technological visionaries, and "the man who put the 's' in 'telecosm'" (Telephony magazine). He is equally famous for understanding and predicting the nuts and bolts of complex technologies, and for putting it all together in a soaring view of why things change, and what it means for our daily lives. His track record of futurist predictions is one of the best, often proving to be right even when initially opposed by mighty corporations and governments. He foresaw the power of fiber and wireless optics, the decline of the telephone regime, and the explosion of handheld computers, among many trends. His list of favored companies outpaced even the soaring Nasdaq in 1999 by more than double. His long-awaited Telecosm is a bible of the new age of communications. Equal parts science story, business history, social analysis, and prediction, it is the one book you need to make sense of the titanic changes underway in our lives. Whether you surf the net constantly or not at all, whether you live on your cell phone or hate it for its invasion of private life, you need this book. It has been less than two decades since the introduction of the IBM personal computer, and yet the enormous changes wrought in our lives by the computer will pale beside the changes of the telecosm. Gilder explains why computers will "empty out," with their components migrating to the net; why hundreds of low-flying satellites will enable hand-held computers and communicators to become ubiquitous; why television will die; why newspapers and magazines will revive; why advertising will become less obnoxious; and why companies will never be able to waste your time again. Along the way you will meet the movers and shakers who have made the telecosm possible. From Charles Townes and Gordon Gould, who invented the laser, to the story of JDS Uniphase, "the Intel of the Telecosm," to the birthing of fiberless optics pioneer TeraBeam, here are the inventors and entrepreneurs who will be hailed as the next Edison or Gates. From hardware to software to chips to storage, here are the technologies that will soon be as basic as the air we breathe.

Digital Control Engineering

Author: M. Sami Fadali
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080922867
Size: 15,14 MB
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Digital Control Engineering covers the fundamental principles and applications of digital control engineering, with emphasis on engineering design. Digital controllers are part of nearly all modern personal, industrial, and transportation systems. Every senior or graduate student of electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering should therefore be familiar with the basic theory of digital controllers. This book features Matlab sections at end of each chapter which show how to implement concepts from the chapter. Mathematics is used to help explain concepts, but throughout the text discussion is tied to design and implementation. It contains review material to aid understanding of digital control analysis and design. Examples include discussions of discrete-time systems in time domain and frequency domain (reviewed from linear systems course), and root locus design in s-domain and z-domain (reviewed from feedback control course). In addition to the basic topics required for a one semester senior/graduate class, the text includes some advanced material to make it suitable for an introductory graduate level class or for two quarters at the senior/graduate level. Examples of optional topics are state-space methods, which may receive brief coverage in a one semester course, and nonlinear discrete-time systems. Extensive Use of computational tools: Matlab sections at end of each chapter show how to implement concepts from the chapter. Frees the student from the drudgery of mundane calculations and allows him to consider more subtle aspects of control system analysis and design. An engineering approach to digital controls: emphasis throughout the book is on design of control systems. Mathematics is used to help explain concepts, but throughout the text discussion is tied to design and implementation. For example coverage of analog controls in chapter 5 is not simply a review, but is used to show how analog control systems map to digital control systems. Review of Background Material: contains review material to aid understanding of digital control analysis and design. Examples include discussion of discrete-time systems in time domain and frequency domain (reviewed from linear systems course) and root locus design in s-domain and z-domain (reviewed from feedback control course). Inclusion of Advanced Topics In addition to the basic topics required for a one semester senior/graduate class, the text includes some advanced material to make it suitable for an introductory graduate level class or for two quarters at the senior/graduate level. Examples of optional topics are state-space methods, which may receive brief coverage in a one semester course, and nonlinear discrete-time systems. Minimal Mathematics Prerequisites The mathematics background required for understanding most of the book is based on what can be reasonably expected from the average electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering senior. This background includes three semesters of calculus, differential equations and basic linear algebra. Some texts on digital control require more mathematical maturity and are therefore beyond the reach of the typical senior.

Time Frequency Analysis

Author: Boualem Boashash
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080543055
Size: 16,93 MB
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Time Frequency Signal Analysis and Processing covers fundamental concepts, principles and techniques, treatment of specialised and advanced topics, methods and applications, including results of recent research. This book deals with the modern methodologies, key techniques and concepts that form the core of new technologies used in IT, multimedia, telecommunications as well as most fields of engineering, science and technology. It focuses on advanced techniques and methods that allow a refined extraction and processing of information, allowing efficient and effective decision making that would not be possible with classical techniques. The Author, fellow of IEEE for Pioneering contributions to time-frequency analysis and signal processing education, is an expert in the field, having written over 300 papers on the subject over a period pf 25 years. This is a REAL book, not a mere collection of specialised papers, making it essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the field of signal processing. *The most comprehensive text and reference book published on the subject, all the most up to date research on this subject in one place *Key computer procedures and code are provided to assist the reader with practical implementations and applications *This book brings together the main knowledge of time-frequency signal analysis and processing, (TFSAP), from theory and applications, in a user-friendly reference suitable for both experts and beginners

Digital Transmission

Author: Dayan Adionel Guimaraes
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642013591
Size: 10,52 MB
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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.

Fundamentals Of Wireless Communication

Author: David Tse
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521845274
Size: 19,83 MB
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The past decade has seen many advances in physical layer wireless communication theory and their implementation in wireless systems. This textbook takes a unified view of the fundamentals of wireless communication and explains the web of concepts underpinning these advances at a level accessible to an audience with a basic background in probability and digital communication. Topics covered include MIMO (multi-input, multi-output) communication, space-time coding, opportunistic communication, OFDM and CDMA. The concepts are illustrated using many examples from real wireless systems such as GSM, IS-95 (CDMA), IS-856 (1 x EV-DO), Flash OFDM and UWB (ultra-wideband). Particular emphasis is placed on the interplay between concepts and their implementation in real systems. An abundant supply of exercises and figures reinforce the material in the text. This book is intended for use on graduate courses in electrical and computer engineering and will also be of great interest to practising engineers.


Author: Bart Kosko
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627150
Size: 13,30 MB
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The science commentator author of the best-selling Fuzzy Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as an unaesthetic signal that occurs at every level of the universe that has made significant contributions in each period from the ice age to the information age. 20,000 first printing.

Digital Communications

Author: J.S.Chitode
Editor: Technical Publications
ISBN: 9788184312775
Size: 15,99 MB
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Pulse Digital ModulationElements of digital communication systems, Advantages of digital communication systems, Elements of PCM : Sampling, Quantization & Coding, Quantization error, Compading in PCM systems. Differential PCM systems (DPCM).Delta ModulationDelta modulation, its drawbacks, Adaptive delta modulation, Comparison of PCM and DM systems, Noise in PCM and DM systems.Digital Modulation TechniquesIntroduction ASK, FSK, PSK, DPSK, DEPSK, QPSK, M-ary, PSK, ASK, FSK, similarity of BFSK and BPSK.Data TransmissionBase band signal receiver, Probability of error, the optimum filter, Matched filter, Probability of error using matched filter, Coherent reception, Non-coherent detection of FSK, Calculation of error probability of ASK, BPSK, BFSK, QPSK.Information TheoryDiscrete messages, Concept of amount of information and its properties, Average information, Entropy and its properties, Information rate, Mutual information and its properties.Source CodingIntroduction, Advantages, Shannon's theorem, Shannon-Fano coding, Huffman coding, Efficiency calculations, Channel capacity of discrete and analog channels, Capacity of a Gaussian channel, Bandwidth-S/N trade off.Linear Block CodesIntroduction, Matrix description of Linear Block codes, Error detection and error correction capabilities of Linear block codes, Hamming codes, Binary cyclic codes, Algebraic structure, Encoding, Syndrome calculation, BCH Codes.Convolution CodesIntroduction, Encoding of convolution codes, Time domain approach, Transform domain approach, Graphical approach : state, Tree and trellis diagram decoding using Viterbi algorithm.

Information Coding Techniques

Author: J.S.Chitode
Editor: Technical Publications
ISBN: 9788189411695
Size: 18,65 MB
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Information Entropy FundamentalsUncertainty, Information and entropy - Source coding theorem - Huffman coding - Shannon fano coding - Discrete memory less channels - Channel capacity - Channel coding theorem - Channel capacity theorem.Data and Voice CodingDifferential pulse code modulation - Adaptive differential pulse code modulation - Adaptive subband coding - Delta modulation - Adaptive delta modulation - Coding of speech signal at low bit rates (Vocoders, LPC).Error Control CodingLinear block codes - Syndrome decoding - Minimum distance consideration - Cyclic codes - Generator polynomial - Parity check polynomial - Encoder for cyclic codes - Calculation of syndrome - Convolutional codes.Compression TechniquesPrinciples - Text compression - Static Huffman coding - Dynamic Huffman coding - Arithmetic coding - Image compression - Graphics interchange format - Tagged image file format - Digitized documents - Introduction to JPEG standards.Audio and Video CodingLinear predictive coding - Code excited LPC - Perceptual coding, MPEG audio coders - Dolby audio coders - Video compression - Principles - Introduction to H.261 & MPEG Video standards.

Bandwidth Allocation For Video Under Quality Of Service Constraints

Author: Bushra Anjum
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1848217463
Size: 13,29 MB
Format: PDF
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We present queueing-based algorithms to calculate the bandwidth required for a video stream so that the three main Quality of Service constraints, i.e., end-to-end delay, jitter and packet loss, are ensured. Conversational and streaming video-based applications are becoming a major part of the everyday Internet usage. The quality of these applications (QoS), as experienced by the user, depends on three main metrics of the underlying network, namely, end-to-end delay, jitter and packet loss. These metrics are, in turn, directly related to the capacity of the links that the video traffic traverses from its source to destination. The main problem that this book addresses is how much bandwidth we should allocate on the path from source to destination of a video traffic flow such that the end-to-end delay, jitter and packet loss of the video packets are within some expected required bounds.