Chapter 3. Passband Transmission

  1. Heinrich Meyr,
  2. Marc Moeneclaey and
  3. Stefan A. Fechtel

Published Online: 9 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471200573.ch3

Digital Communication Receivers: Synchronization, Channel Estimation, and Signal Processing

Digital Communication Receivers: Synchronization, Channel Estimation, and Signal Processing

How to Cite

Meyr, H., Moeneclaey, M. and Fechtel, S. A. (2001) Passband Transmission, in Digital Communication Receivers: Synchronization, Channel Estimation, and Signal Processing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471200573.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 OCT 2001

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing

Book Series Editors:

  1. John G. Proakis

Series Editor Information

  1. Northeastern University

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471502753

Online ISBN: 9780471200574

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Keywords:

  • transmission method;
  • channel model;
  • transceiver model;
  • linear;
  • nonlinear;
  • capacity;
  • multilevel/phase signals;
  • examples;
  • passband

Summary

In this chapter we briefly review the fundamentals of passband transmission over a time-invariant channel. First, we describe the transmission methods. Later we introduce channel and transceiver models. In the last section we are concerned with the fundamental bounds of the outer receiver, the channel capacity. This bound defines the ultimate transmission rate for error-free transmission. We gain considerable insight by comparing this bound with the performance of any communication system. Furthermore, studying the fundamental bounds on the outer receiver performance (channel capacity) and that of the inner receiver (variance of the parameter estimates) provides a deep understanding of the interdependence between the two parts.