Jul 22, 2010

Review at amazon: Turbo Coded Modulation for Multicarrier Communication Systems: Applications to WiMAX, WLAN and DSL

Did you ever think about how you cd player does its error correction? If so, you know abount Reed-Solomon-Codes. But this is state of the art of 1960 (ok: 1980). Just take a look at wikipedia:

Today, RS codes are widely implemented in digital storage devices and digital communication standards, though they are being slowly replaced by more modern low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes or turbo codes.
And if you want to dive into this new world, here is a chance to start:

A printout of a dissertation which can compete with signal processing lectures. Not easy to read but the subject is not easy, too ;-). Read my review at amazon (like always only in german, sorry).