RF & Wireless Technologies: Know it All
Newnes, an imprint of Elsevier
846 pages; $55.95, £29.99 ISBN: 978-0-7506-8581-8
Few areas of technology are as dynamic and fast-growing as RF and wireless. Recent years have seen myriad new technologies and devices introduced, with many more on the way. Keeping fully informed of these developments is a challenge, but is also a necessity for any engineering professional. Written by a group of 31 renowned experts in the field, this book offers a wide-ranging and detailed look into RF/wireless technology that no book by a single author can provide. Here, the basics of RF/wireless technology, such as receivers, transmitters, antennas and signal propagation are covered, as well as advanced topics, such as cognitive radio, ultra-wideband (UWB), software-defined radio and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). In 31 chapters, various topics are discussed, including: • Advanced modulation techniques, such as direct-sequence and frequency-hopping spread spectrum. • Wireless networking, including mesh networks, wireless sensor networks and voice-over-WiFi systems. • Detailed information on advanced topics such as spectrum awareness in cognitive radio systems and multiband versus direct sequence approaches to UWB. • Case histories and design examples for wireless networks, including outdoor networks and networks for industrial applications. • The basics of radio frequency identification technology (rfid). For anyone looking for a complete tutorial on RF/wireless or a working reference, this is the book you are looking for.
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Broadband Wireless Access and Local Networks: Mobile WiMAX and WiFi
Byeong Gi Lee and Sunghyun Choi
400 pages; $149, £79 • Artech House
This authoritative resource introduces the network technologies adopted by mobile WiMAX for the implementation of IP-based broadband mobile wireless access and the WiFi technologies that have steadily evolved for the past ten years, establishing a firm foundation for IP-based wireless local network access.
These access and local technologies have many things in common, most prominently that both are oriented toward IP traffic and standardized by IEEE 802 working groups. The book is organized in two parts, separately addressing mobile WiMAX and WiFi, plus a preliminary chapter to provide a common ground of discussion for the two network technologies. Collecting the most recent experience of design and field engineers from leading organizations, the book introduces the network technologies adopted by mobile WiMAX for the implementation of IP-based broadband mobile wireless access.
Moreover, it covers the WiFi technologies that have steadily evolved over the past decade, establishing a firm foundation for IP-based wireless local network access. It reflects the experiences of design and field engineers involved in the development and deployment of mobile WiMAX systems, the knowledge of an IEEE 802.11 standards author and input from collaborating vendors involved in the deployment of these IP-oriented wireless network technologies. Part I covers an introduction to mobile WiMAX networks, network initialization and maintenance, OFDMA OHY framework, MAC framework, bandwidth management and QoS, mobility support and security control, multiple antenna technology and WiBro. Part II includes an introduction to WiFi networks, PHY protocols, baseline MAC protocol, QoS provisioning, security mechanisms and mobility support, spectrum and power management, and on-going evolution of WiFi covering IEEE 802.11n and IEEE 802.11s.
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