This unique resource provides engineers and students with a practical approach to quickly learning the software-defined radio concepts they need to know for their work in the field. By prototyping and evaluating actual digital communication systems capable of performing "over-the-air" wireless data transmission and reception, this volume helps readers attain a first-hand understanding of critical design trade-offs and issues. Moreover, professionals gain a sense of the actual "real-world" operational behavior of these systems. With the purchase of the book, readers gain access to several ready-made Simulink experiments at the publisher's website. This collection of laboratory experiments, along with several examples, enables engineers to successfully implement the designs discussed the book in a short period of time. These files can be executed using MATLAB version R2011b or later.