Digital Radio Basics, Intertec Publishing Corporation, 1992.
Digital Radio Basics, Intertec Publishing Corporation, 1992. This seminal text by Skip Pizzi was the world’s first commercially published book on digital radio broadcasting. Emphasizing practical information and applications, Digital Radio Basics examines foundational aspects of digital radio, including digital radio broadcast history, marketplace assessment, the American broadcast industry, standards, analog-to-digital conversion, and broadcast issues and technologies.
Technical information is clearly explained and fully illustrated with charts and diagrams, including bandwidth requirements, digital signal modulation, data compression, perceptual coders, dealing with errors, channel coding for digital radio and RF modulation schemes. Satellite, terrestrial and cable delivery methods are explored, and proposed formats are outlined.
A glossary, references and list of key players provide additional insight and historical context. This book provides critical information on the background of digital radio broadcasting and its early history.