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Short-range Wireless Communication, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Short-range Wireless Communication, Third Edition, describes radio theory and applications for wireless communication with ranges of centimeters to hundreds of meters. Topics covered include radio wave propagation, the theory of antennas and transmission lines, architectures of transmitters, and radio system design guidelines as a function of basic communication parameters, such as sensitivity, noise and bandwidth. Topics new to this edition include MIMO, metamaterials, inductance coupling for loop antennas, very high throughput Wi-Fi specifications, Bluetooth Low Energy, expanded coverage of RFID, wireless security, location awareness, wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, millimeter wave and optical short-range communications, body area networks, energy harvesting, and more.

Engineers, programmers, technicians and sales management personnel who support short-range wireless products will find the book a comprehensive and highly readable source to boost on-the-job performance and satisfaction.

  • Presents comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of short-range wireless technologies
  • Provides an in-depth explanation of wave propagation and antennas
  • Describes communication system components and specifications, including transmitters, receivers, frequency synthesizers, sensitivity, noise, distortion, and more
  • Includes an introduction to error detection and correction

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Engineering Worksheets
    1. Complex_numbers.mcdx: Complex numbers
    2. Conversion.mcdx: Impedance transformations
    3. diffraction.mcdx: Diffraction
    4. diversity.mcdx: Transmit diversity
    5. Helical.mcdx: Helical antenna
    6. Intermodulation.mcdx: Intermodulation distortion
    7. Loop.mcdx: Loop antenna
    8. Loop_match.mcdx: Coupling loop match
    9. Matching.mcdx: Impedance matching
    10. Microstrip.mcdx: Microstrip transmission lines
    11. MIMO.mcdx: MIMO spatial multiplex
    12. Patch.mcdx: Microstrip patch antenna
    13. PLL.mcdx: Charge pump PLL
    14. Probability.mcdx: Probability
    15. Radiate.mcdx: Radio wave propagation
    16. range.mcdx: Open field path gain
    17. RFID_FF.mcdx: RFID far field
    18. RFID_NF.mcdx: RFID near field
    19. Sensitivity.mcdx: Noise figure and sensitivity
    20. Translines.mcdx: Transmission lines
  8. Abbreviations
  9. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Historical perspective
    3. 1.2 Reasons for the spread of wireless applications
    4. 1.3 Characteristics of short-range radio
    5. 1.4 Short-range radio applications
    6. 1.5 Elements of wireless communication systems
    7. 1.6 Overview of chapters
    8. 1.7 Summary
  10. Chapter 2: Radio propagation
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Mechanisms of radio wave propagation
    3. 2.2 Open field propagation
    4. 2.3 Diffraction
    5. 2.4 Scattering
    6. 2.5 Path loss
    7. 2.6 Link budget
    8. 2.7 Multipath
    9. 2.8 Rayleigh fading
    10. 2.9 Diversity techniques
    11. 2.10 MIMO
    12. 2.11 Summary
    13. A Appendix
  11. Chapter 3: Antennas and transmission lines
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Antenna characteristics
    3. 3.2 Types of antennas
    4. 3.3 Impedance matching
    5. 3.4 Measuring techniques
    6. 3.5 Summary
  12. Chapter 4: Communication protocols and modulation
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Baseband data format and protocol
    3. 4.2 Baseband coding
    4. 4.3 Choice of RF frequency and bandwidth
    5. 4.4 Modulation
    6. 4.5 Summary
  13. Chapter 5: Signal generation and transmitters
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 RF source
    3. 5.2 Modulation
    4. 5.3 Amplifiers
    5. 5.4 Filtering
    6. 5.5 Antennas
    7. 5.6 Summary
  14. Chapter 6: Receiver and digital radio architectures
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Tuned radio frequency (TRF)
    3. 6.2 Superregenerative receiver
    4. 6.3 Superheterodyne receiver
    5. 6.4 Direct conversion receiver
    6. 6.5 Software defined radios
    7. 6.6 Cognitive radio
    8. 6.7 Repeaters
    9. 6.8 Summary
  15. Chapter 7: Radio system design
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 Range
    4. 7.3 Sensitivity
    5. 7.4 External noise
    6. 7.5 Internal receiver noise
    7. 7.6 Superheterodyne image and spurious response
    8. 7.7 Intermodulation distortion and dynamic range
    9. 7.8 Demodulation
    10. 7.9 Transmitter design
    11. 7.10 Bandwidth
    12. 7.11 Antenna directivity
    13. 7.12 The power source
    14. 7.13 Summary
  16. Chapter 8: System implementation
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Wireless modules and chips
    4. 8.3 Systems on a chip
    5. 8.4 Chips for wireless connectivity standards
    6. 8.5 Summary
  17. Chapter 9: Introduction to information theory and coding
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 Basics of probability
    3. 9.2 Information theory
    4. 9.3 Shannon-Hartley theorem
    5. 9.4 Coding
    6. 9.5 Summary
  18. Chapter 10: Regulations and standards
    1. Abstract
    2. 10.1 Introduction
    3. 10.2 FCC regulations
    4. 10.3 European radiocommunication regulations
    5. 10.4 Summary
    6. 10.A Terms and definitions (FCC Part 2 subpart A Section 2.1)
    7. 10.B Restricted bands of operation for emissions from intentional radiators (FCC Part 15 Section 15.205)
  19. Chapter 11: Wireless local area networks
    1. Abstract
    2. 11.1 Introduction
    3. 11.2 Network architecture
    4. 11.3 Medium access
    5. 11.4 Physical layer
    6. 11.5 IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi certified location
    7. 11.6 Wi-Fi security
    8. 11.7 Summary
  20. Chapter 12: Wireless personal area networks
    1. Abstract
    2. 12.1 Bluetooth
    3. 12.2 Conflict and compatibility between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
    4. 12.3 IEEE 802.15.4
    5. 12.4 Other wireless personal area networks
    6. 12.5 Ultra-wideband
    7. 12.6 Summary
  21. Chapter 13: Radio frequency identification (RFID)
    1. Abstract
    2. 13.1 Introduction
    3. 13.2 Frequencies
    4. 13.3 RFID operation and classifications
    5. 13.4 Communication protocols
    6. 13.5 Security
    7. 13.6 Near field communication (NFC)
    8. 13.7 Summary
  22. Chapter 14: Technologies and applications
    1. Abstract
    2. 14.1 Wireless ad hoc networks
    3. 14.2 Wireless mesh networks
    4. 14.3 Wireless sensor networks
    5. 14.4 The Internet of things
    6. 14.5 Optical wireless communication
    7. 14.6 Millimeter wavelength communication
    8. 14.7 Location awareness in short-range networks
    9. 14.8 Wireless body area networks
    10. 14.9 Energy harvesting
    11. 14.10 Summary
  23. Index