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Good intro books on OFDM?

Started by whatisofdm August 5, 2005
I'm a digital ASIC engineer looking for some *beginner*
(not reference/advanced!) books on Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing (OFDM.)  Well, hopefully such a book exists?

The book I already have "Multi-carrier Digital Communications:
Theory and Applications of OFDM" (by Bahai, Saltzberg, and
Ergen) seems a bit beyond me.  It's a great reference
for researchers, but as you've probably guessed, it's difficult
for math-challenged engineers like myself to put that into
practice. 


> I'm a digital ASIC engineer looking for some *beginner* > (not reference/advanced!) books on Orthogonal Frequency > Division Multiplexing (OFDM.) Well, hopefully such a book exists?
You probably dont need a whole book, if you are just looking for an introduction! There are some very good introductory papers on OFDM, have a search on IEEEXplore... Porterboy
Maybe stick with more std DSP texts that include a decent section on
OFDM, but I don't know of one OTOH.

whatisofdm wrote:
> I'm a digital ASIC engineer looking for some *beginner* > (not reference/advanced!) books on Orthogonal Frequency > Division Multiplexing (OFDM.) Well, hopefully such a book exists? > > The book I already have "Multi-carrier Digital Communications: > Theory and Applications of OFDM" (by Bahai, Saltzberg, and > Ergen) seems a bit beyond me. It's a great reference > for researchers, but as you've probably guessed, it's difficult > for math-challenged engineers like myself to put that into > practice.
Van Nee and Prasad "OFDM for Wireless Multimedia Communcations" ISBN 0-89006-530-6 Good luck, Dave
On Fri, 05 Aug 2005 03:30:30 GMT, "whatisofdm"
<whatisofdm@nowhere.net> wrote:

>I'm a digital ASIC engineer looking for some *beginner* >(not reference/advanced!) books on Orthogonal Frequency >Division Multiplexing (OFDM.) Well, hopefully such a book exists? > >The book I already have "Multi-carrier Digital Communications: >Theory and Applications of OFDM" (by Bahai, Saltzberg, and >Ergen) seems a bit beyond me. It's a great reference >for researchers, but as you've probably guessed, it's difficult >for math-challenged engineers like myself to put that into >practice. >
Hi, what ever you do, avoid buying "OFDM Wireless LANs" by Heiskala & Terry. I have never, in 20 years, seen a book with more typographical errors and gross technical mistakes. After re-rereading the the "glowing" Amazon.com "reviews" for this book I now think 70%-90% of the reviews were written by one, or both, of the authors. I bought this crappy book and I wasted my money. Keep away from this book, or you'll be sorry. Axil
Axil Frawley wrote:

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> After re-rereading the the "glowing" Amazon.com > "reviews" for this book I now think 70%-90% of the reviews > were written by one, or both, of > the authors. I bought this crappy book and I wasted my > money. > > Keep away from this book, or you'll be sorry.
Axil, Have you written a review of your own? Jerry -- Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get. &#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;