Short-range Wireless Communication

Fundamentals of RF System Design and Application


  • Alan Bensky, RF/Wireless Designer & Consultant

The Complete “Tool Kit” for the Hottest Area in RF/Wireless Design!Short-range wireless—communications over distances of less than 100 meters—is the most rapidly growing segment of RF/wireless engineering. Alan Bensky is an internationally recognized expert in short-range wireless, and this new edition of his bestselling book is completely revised to cover the latest developments in this fast moving field.You’ll find coverage of such cutting-edge topics as:• architectural trends in RF/wireless integrated circuits• compatibility and conflict issues between different short-range wireless systems• “Zigbee” and related new IEEE standards for short-range communications• latest U.S. and international regulatory standards for spread spectrum, ultra wideband, and other advanced communications techniquesAlan Bensky also thoroughly discusses the fundamentals of radio signal propagation, communications protocols and modulation methods, information theory, antennas and transmission lines, receivers, transmitters, radio system design, and how to successfully implement a short-range wireless system. All material has been carefully updated and revised to make it as technically up-to-the-minute as possible. The accompanying CD includes Mathcad worksheets to greatly simplify common design tasks and calculations. You’ll also find coverage of Bluetooth, “Wi-Fi” and related 802.11 variants, digital modulation methods, and other essential information for planning and designing short-range wireless hardware and networks.This new edition will, like the first edition, be an invaluable reference for engineers and technical professionals who design, support, market, and maintain short-range wireless communications systems.
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RF and wireless engineers, computer, network, and manufacturing automation engineers who need to incorporate wireless capabilities into their designs, technicians, engineering managers, and educators.


Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7782-0


PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION! Short-range Wireless Communication is an excellent introduction to some of these short-range wireless technologies, especially for engineering managers and marketing professionals... --Microwaves & RF, January 2001

Table of Contents

ContentsPreface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition What’s on the CD-ROM? Using the Worksheets Worksheet Descriptions Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Historical Perspective 1.2 Reasons for the Spread of Wireless Applications 1.3 Characteristics of Short-range Radio 1.4 Elements of Wireless Communication Systems 1.5 Summary Chapter 2: Radio Propagation2.1 Mechanisms of Radio Wave Propagation 2.2 Open Field Propagation 2.3 Diffraction 2.4 Scattering 2.5 Path Loss 2.6 Multipath Phenomena 2.7 Flat Fading 2.8 Diversity Techniques 2.9 Noise 2.10 Summary Appendix 2-A Maxwell’s Equations Chapter 3: Antennas and Transmission Lines 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Antenna Characteristics 3.3 Types of Antennas 3.4 Impedance Matching 3.5 Measuring Techniques 3.6 Summary Chapter 4: Communication Protocols and Modulation 4.1 Baseband Data Format and Protocol 4.2 Baseband Coding 4.3 RF Frequency and Bandwidth 4.4 Modulation 4.5 RFID 4.6 Summary Chapter 5: Transmitters 5.1 RF Source 5.2 Modulation 5.3 Amplifiers 5.4 Filtering 5.5 Antenna 5.6 Summary Chapter 6: Receivers 6.1 Tuned Radio Frequency (TRF)6.2 Superregenerative Receiver 6.3 Superheterodyne Receiver 6.4 Direct Conversion Receiver6.5 Digital Receivers 6.6 Repeaters 6.7 Summary Chapter 7: Radio System Design 7.1 Range 7.2 Sensitivity 7.3 Finding Range from Sensitivity7.4 Superheterodyne Image and Spurious Response7.5 Intermodulation Distortion and Dynamic Range 7.6 Demodulation 7.7 Internal Receiver Noise 7.8 Transmitter Design 7.9 Bandwidth7.10 Antenna Directivity 7.11 The Power Source7.12 Summary Chapter 8: System Implementation8.1 Wireless Modules 8.2 Systems on a Chip 8.3 Large Scale Subsystems 8.4 Summary Chapter 9: Regulations and Standards 9.1 FCC Regulations 9.2 Test Method for Part 15 9.3 European Radiocommunication Regulations 9.4 The European Union Electromagnetic CompatibilityRequirements 9.5 Standards in the United Kingdom 9.6 Japanese Low Power Standards 9.7 Non-Governmental StandardsAppendix 9-A Terms and Definitions (FCC Part 2) Appendix 9-B Nomenclature for Defining Emission, Modulation andTransmission (FCC Part 2) Necessary Bandwidth Class of Emission Appendix 9-C Restricted Frequencies and Field Strength Limits fromSection 15.205 of FCC Rules and Regulations Chapter 10: Introduction to Information Theory 10.1 Probability 10.2 Information Theory 10.3 Summary Chapter 11: Applications and Technologies 11.1 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) 11.2 Bluetooth 11.3 Zigbee 11.4 Conflict and Compatibility 11.5 Ultra-wideband Technology11.6 Summary Abbreviations References and Bibliography Index