For decades, microwave radios in the 6 to 50 GHz bands have been providing wireless communications. Recently, newer technologies at the 60 to 100 GHz mmWave bands have taken advantage of new wireless regulations that are designed to enable ultra-high capacity communications. Multigigabit Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communications explores this area in depth and offers the latest details on multigigabit wireless communications. The book places emphasis on practical use and applications, but also provides a thorough explanation of important technological underpinnings to give readers a complete understanding of the subject.

Multigigabit Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communications is very current and covers the newer standards such as 60 GHz WLAN, WirelessHD, IEEE 802.15.3c and 802.11ad, ECMA-387/ISO/IEC 13156 and WiGig. It first reviews the high data rate radio spectrum and standards before discussing high-frequency propagation, high data rate wireless systems and multigigabit microwave radios. It then covers more specific types of mmWave radio designs and applications in detail, including future directions and trends.

The 60 GHz band is covered in detail, including frequency bands, channel sizes, propogation, applications, standards and systems. Another chapter covers similar topics for 70/80 GHz radios and higher bands. Finally, high data rate wireless link design is covered, including link budget and fade margin with examples plus environmental effects.

This is a well written book covering a wide range of critical topics, from the high frequency electromagnetic spectrum and high data rate mmWave radios, to wireless link margins and path profiling. It is compact, focused and can be digested in a short period of time if one is already familiar with mmWave technology.

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225 pages; $101, £67
ISBN: 978-1-60807-082-4