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Energy and Bandwidth-Efficient Wireless Transmission


Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Wei Gao
    Pages 1-4
  3. Wei Gao
    Pages 405-424
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 425-485

About this book


This book introduces key modulation and predistortion techniques for approaching energy and spectrum-efficient transmission for wireless communication systems. The book presents a combination of theoretical principles, practical implementations, and actual tests. It focuses on spectrum-efficient modulation and energy-efficient transmission techniques in the portable wireless communication systems, and introduces currently developed and designed RF transceivers in the latest wireless markets. Most materials, design examples, and design strategies used are based on the author’s two decades of work in the digital communication fields, especially in the areas of the digital modulations, demodulations, digital signal processing, and linearization of power amplifiers. The applications of these practical products and equipment cover the satellite communications on earth station systems, microwave communication systems, 2G GSM and 3G WCDMA mobile communication systems, and 802.11 WLAN systems.


Energy efficient transmission techniques Modulation techniques Power and bandwidth-efficient transmission Power and spectrum-efficient modulation Spectrum-efficient modulation Transmission systems Wireless communications

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Broadcom LimitedSunnyvaleUSA

About the authors

Wei Gao received a master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Chinese Academy of Radio Technology in Beijing and University of California at Davis in 1987 and in 2001, respectively. He has more than two decades of industrial experiences in the field of wireless digital communications, mainly working at Xi’an Institute of Radio Technology, Harris Corp, VIA Technologies, and Broadcom Corp. His industrial experiences and research interests are in the areas of single channel per carrier (SCPC) FDMA system design for satellite earth station communications, high speed 128-QAM modem and adaptive algorithm designs for microwave communication systems, system designs and performance evaluations of RF transceivers, including RF predistortion algorithm design for PA linearization, for 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 802.11 WLAN, and 4G LTE standards. He has been a member of the IEEE since 1997. 

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