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ZigBee Wireless Networks and Transceivers

Book Description

ZigBee is a short-range wireless networking standard backed by such industry leaders as Motorola, Texas Instruments, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Freescale, etc. It supports mesh networking, each node can transmit and receive data, offers high security and robustness, and is being rapidly adopted in industrial, control/monitoring, and medical applications. This book will explain the ZigBee protocol, discuss the design of ZigBee hardware, and describe how to design and implement ZigBee networks. The book has a dedicated website for the latest technical updates, ZigBee networking calculators, and additional materials. Dr. Farahani is a ZigBee system engineer for Freescale semiconductors Inc. The book comes with a dedicated website that contains additional resources and calculators: http://www.learnZigBee.com
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of ZigBee technology and networking, from RF/physical layer considerations to application layer development
  • Discusses ZigBee security features such as encryption
  • Describes how ZigBee can be used in location detection applications
  • Explores techniques for ZigBee co-existence with other wireless technologies such as 802.11 and Bluetooth
  • The book comes with a dedicated website that contains additional resources and calculators: http://www.learnZigBee.com

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. Overview of the Content
    2. Supplements
    3. Acknowledgments
  8. Abbreviations
  9. Chapter 1. ZigBee Basics
    1. 1.1 What Is ZigBee?
    2. 1.2 ZigBee versus Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11
    3. 1.3 Short-Range Wireless Networking Classes
    4. 1.4 The Relationship Between ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Standards
    5. 1.5 Frequencies of Operation and Data Rates
    6. 1.6 Interoperability
    7. 1.7 Device Types
    8. 1.8 Device Roles
    9. 1.9 ZigBee Networking Topologies
    10. 1.10 ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Communication Basics
    11. 1.11 Association and Disassociation
    12. 1.12 Binding
    13. 1.13 ZigBee Self-Forming and Self-Healing Characteristics
    14. 1.14 ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Networking Layer Functions
    15. 1.15 The ZigBee Gateway
    16. 1.16 ZigBee Metaphor
    17. References
  10. Chapter 2. ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 Networking Examples
    1. 2.1 Home Automation
    2. 2.3 Industrial Automation
    3. 2.4 Healthcare
    4. 2.5 Other Applications
    5. References
  11. Chapter 3. ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Protocol Layers
    1. 3.1 Zigbee and IEEE 802.15.4 Networking Layers
    2. 3.2 The IEEE 802.15.4 PHY Specifications
    3. 3.3 Ieee 802.15.4 MAC Layer
    4. 3.4 The ZigBee NWK Layer
    5. 3.5 The APL Layer
    6. 3.5.1 The Application Framework
    7. 3.6 Security Services
    8. References
  12. Chapter 4. Transceiver Requirements
    1. 4.1 Typical IEEE 802.15.4 Transceiver Building Blocks
    2. 4.2 Receiver Sensitivity
    3. 4.3 Adjacent and Alternate Channel-Jamming Resistance Tests
    4. 4.4 The Modulation and Spreading Methods for 2.4 GHz Operation
    5. 4.5 Modulation and Spreading Methods for 868/915 MHz Operation
    6. 4.6 Transmitter Output Power
    7. 4.7 Error Vector Magnitude
    8. 4.8 Symbol Timing
    9. 4.9 Frequency Offset Tolerance
    10. 4.10 Turnaround Time
    11. 4.11 Crystal Selection Considerations
    12. 4.12 Analog-to-Digital Converters
    13. References
  13. Chapter 5. RF Propagation, Antennas, and Regulatory Requirements
    1. 5.1 Path Loss
    2. 5.2 Signal Wavelength
    3. 5.3 Signal Penetration
    4. 5.4 Reflection, Scattering, and Diffraction
    5. 5.5 Multipath Environment
    6. 5.6 Doppler Frequency Shift
    7. 5.7 Site Survey
    8. 5.8 Range Estimation
    9. 5.9 Antenna Selection Considerations
    10. 5.10 Regulatory Requirements
    11. References
  14. Chapter 6. Battery Life Analysis
    1. 6.1 Battery Discharge Characteristics
    2. 6.2 A Simple Battery Life Calculation Method
    3. 6.3 Battery Monitoring
    4. 6.4 Power Reduction Methods
    5. 6.5 Buck Converters
    6. References
  15. Chapter 7. Location Estimation Methods
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.3 Angle-of-Arrival-Based Algorithms
    3. 7.4 Time-Based Algorithms (ToA and TDoA)
    4. 7.5 The Computational Complexity
    5. References
  16. Chapter 8. ZigBee Coexistence
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 ZigBee Noncollaborative Coexistence Mechanisms
    3. 8.3 Coexistence with IEEE 802.11b/g
    4. 8.4 Coexistence with Bluetooth
    5. 8.5 Coexistence with Microwave Ovens
    6. 8.6 Coexistence with Cordless Phones
    7. References
  17. Chapter 9. Related Technologies
    1. 9.1 IPv6 over IEEE 802.15.4 (6LoWPAN)
    2. 9.2 WirelessHART
    3. 9.4 Ultra-Low-Power Bluetooth (Wibree)
    4. 9.5 TinyOS
    5. References
  18. Appendix A. PSSS Code Tables
    1. A.1 PSSS Code Tables
  19. Appendix B. ZigBee Device Profile Services
  20. Appendix C. DSSS Symbol-to-Chip Mapping Tables
  21. Appendix D. ZigBee-Pro/2007
    1. D.1 Frequency Agility
    2. D.2 Address Allocation
    3. D.3 Security
    4. D.4 Routing
    5. D.5 Fragmentation and Reassembly
    6. References
  22. Appendix E. Transceiver Building Blocks
    1. E.1 Introduction
    2. E.2 Receiver Chain Building Blocks
    3. E.3 Transmitter Chain Building Blocks
    4. E.4 Frequency Generation
    5. E.5 Power Management
    6. E.6 Microcontrollers
    7. E.7 Interfaces
    8. E.8 Packaging
    9. References
  23. Glossary
  24. Index