By Dean ~ August 17th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.
I’m a simple engineer. I have a limited number of vices. However, one irresistible compulsion that I fully acknowledge is that I’m driven to collect technical books about subjects that interest me. For example, when I started writing Python code, all of the resources that I needed were online. That didn’t stop me, even for a moment, from running out and buying 3 big fat Python books (technically, I used Amazon for one of the books — so it was “virtual running out”). I was so impatient to get started that I even, shudder, went to two real bricks-and-mortar bookstores (they still had those) and paid full list price for Learning Python and Python Essential Reference. I know, it’s a sickness.
I share this personal anecdote because I’m continuing to build my collection of SDR books. On that quest, I ran across a tome from 2002, titled: “Software Defined Radio: Enabling Technologies.” Sadly, there don’t seem to be any reader reviews on Amazon. As the book is a bit on the pricey side, even with Amazon’s discounts, I’m reluctant to fork over the funds without some external validation. Has anyone read this book? Do you have any other recommendations for good SDR books? I’d love to hear what others have read on the subject.
By the way, I first came across the above mentioned book on the Radio & Wireless Books blog. I assume that, if you click through them, Amazon will throw a few affiliate pennies their way (not if they’re in California, but that’s a topic for a different post).
Of course, I’ve done the obligatory Amazon search, so I’m aware of:
- RF and Baseband Techniques for Software Defined Radio by Peter B. Kenington (Jun 30, 2005)
- Software Defined Radio: Architectures, Systems and Functions (Wiley Series in Software Radio) by Markus Dillinger, Kambiz Madani and Nancy Alonistioti (Jul 7, 2003)
- Software Radio: A Modern Approach to Radio Engineering by Jeffrey Hugh Reed (May 30, 2002)
- Cognitive Radio Technology, Second Edition by Bruce A. Fette (Apr 6, 2009)
- Telecommunications Breakdown: Concepts of Communication Transmitted via Software-Defined Radio by C. Richard Johnson and William A. Sethares (Sep 2, 2003)
- Simulation and Software Radio for Mobile Communications (Artech House Universal Personal Communications) by Hiroshi Harada and Ramjee Prasad (May 1, 2002)
- Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks: Principles and Practice by Alexander M. Wyglinski, Maziar Nekovee and Thomas Hou (Dec 8, 2009)
- Cognitive Radio Technology (Communications Engineering) by Bruce A. Fette (Aug 22, 2006)
If you have thoughts on any of these, or if I missed your favorite book(s), please leave a comment.