RF & Wireless Technologies: Know It All


  • Bruce Fette, Chief Scientist, General Dynamics, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Roberto Aiello, Ph.D., President, Staccato Communications, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Praphul Chandra, Texas Instruments, Germantown, MD, USA
  • Daniel Dobkin, Manager, Technical Marketing, WJ Communications, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Dan Bensky, RF/Wireless Designer & Consultant
  • Douglas Miron, Consultant
  • David Lide, Texas Instruments, Germantown, MD, USA
  • Farid Dowla, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California-Davis, USA
  • Ron Olexa, Consultant, RF Networks, Gainesville, GA, USA

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!RF (radio frequency) and wireless technologies drive communication today. This technology and its applications enable wireless phones, portable device roaming, and short-range industrial and commercial application communication such as the supply chain management wonder, RFID. Up-to-date information regarding software defined RF, using frequencies smarter, and using more of the spectrum, with ultrawideband technology is detailed. detailed.
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Communications engineers; designers, project managers


Book information

  • Published: September 2007
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8581-8

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Survey of RF and Wireless TechnologyChapter 2: Communications Protocols and ModulationChapter 3: TransmittersChapter 4: ReceiversChapter 5: Radio PropagationChapter 6: Antenna Fundamentals IChapter 7: Antenna Fundamentals II.Chapter 8: Basics of Wireless Local Area NetworksChapter 9: Outdoor Networks.Chapter 10: Voice Over Wi-Fi and Other Wireless TechnologiesChapter 11: Security in Wireless Local Area NetworksChapter 12: System PlanningChapter 13: System Implementation, Testing, and OptimizationChapter 14: Next Generation Wireless NetworksChapter 15: Mobile Ad Hoc NetworksChapter 16: Wireless Sensor NetworksChapter 17: Reliable Wireless Networks for Industrial NetworksChapter 18: Software-Defined RadioChapter 19: The Basics of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) TechnologyChapter 20: UWB Spectrum and RegulationChapter 21: Interference and CoexistenceChapter 22: Direct Sequence UWBChapter 23: “Multiband Approach to UWBChapter 24: History and Background of Cognitive RadioChapter 25: The Software Defined Radio as a Platform for Cognitive RadioChapter 26: Cognitive Radio: The TechnologiesChapter 27: Spectrum AwarenessChapter 28: Direct Sequence and Frequency Hopping Spread SpectrumChapter 29: RF Power AmplifiersChapter 30: Phase Locked Loop Techniques in Modern Communications SystemsChapter 31 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)