The Complete "Tool Kit" for the Hottest Area in RF/Wireless Design! Short-range wireless-communications over distances of less than 100 meters-is the most rapidly growing segment of RF/wireless engineering. Alan Bensky is an internationally recognized expert in short-range wireless, and this new edition of his bestselling book is completely revised to cover the latest developments in this fast moving field. You'll find coverage of such cutting-edge topics as: * architectural trends in RF/wireless integrated circuits * compatibility and conflict issues between different short-range wireless systems * "Zigbee" and related new IEEE standards for short-range communications * latest U.S. and international regulatory standards for spread spectrum, ultra wideband, and other advanced communications techniques Alan Bensky also thoroughly discusses the fundamentals of radio signal propagation, communications protocols and modulation methods, information theory, antennas and transmission lines, receivers, transmitters, radio system design, and how to successfully implement a short-range wireless system. All material has been carefully updated and revised to make it as technically up-to-the-minute as possible.
You'll also find coverage of Bluetooth, "Wi-Fi" and related 802.11 variants, digital modulation methods, and other essential information for planning and designing short-range wireless hardware and networks. This new edition will, like the first edition, be an invaluable reference for engineers and technical professionals who design, support, market, and maintain short-range wireless communications systems.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
--Microwaves & RF, January 2001
Short-range RF communication is undergoing a revolution-as a replacement for wiring in homes and offices. Designers in this field can find the detailed technical information and design guidelines they need in this book. It serves as a gateway to understanding the basics of all forms of RF communication, including satellite and cellular systems, with an emphasis on short- or low-range power wireless applications.
In addition, the included CD-ROM contains Mathcad engineering worksheets integrated with the text and a complete searchable eBook version with hyperlinked references and bookmarks. A web site covering new short-range RF developments at www.shortrangewireless.net also provides supplemental material and a reader forum.
--Poptronics Magazine, May 2001
This book covers practically all aspects of radio communications including wave propagation, antennas, transmitters, receivers, design principles, telecommunication regulations and information theory.
-Microwave Journal, April 2002
Armed with the knowledge acquired from this book, the reader can more easily learn the details of specialized radio communications systems (PCS) and wireless local area networks (WLAN). -Microwave Journal, April 2002