The global mobile communications market is hot. And CDMA is one of the most promising wireless technologies, poised to take this market to further growth and advancement.
So, if you are an electrical or RF (radio frequency) engineer, a wireless consultant or even a CDMA developer, this book will prove handy. The author, an experienced telecoms expert, has tried to address the practising engineers and engineering managers by explaining CDMA concepts, system capacity, RF engineering, and other significant aspects of the CDMA technology. The book carries sufficient mathematics to explain the working of CDMA networks but avoids advance and complicated mathematical derivations. This could be a disappointment for professional telecommunications engineers who are already well-versed with designing/operating CDMA networks and want to use this book as a ready reckoner.
Also, since the book says it is also targeted at managers, there should have been more vendor- and location-specific information.
In short, the book aims to teach the reader how to maximise the power of CDMA, migrate existing systems to the newest standards, and prepare for a smooth transition to features yet to come. Topics covered include coding and architecture, radio interface, system security, wireless data, RF engineering, network planning, and evolution to 3G systems.
Must-read: If you are an electrical engineering student or an RF engineer, you would benefit from reading the book from cover to cover. If you are a wireless consultant, or a CDMA developer, you could find it a useful reference. Check out the numerous references and resources given at the end of the book. Must-buy?
Somewhat - only for the "must-readers" mentioned above. Interested?
The book is being sold by Pearson Education Asia. Tel: +91 11 124 6067 to 6070. Other details:
Written by Vijay K. Garg
Publisher Pearson Education Asia
Price Rs. 275.00