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Short-range Wireless Communication - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128154052, 9780128154069

Short-range Wireless Communication

3rd Edition

Fundamentals of RF System Design and Application

Author: Alan Bensky
Paperback ISBN: 9780128154052
eBook ISBN: 9780128154069
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 462
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


RF engineers; computer, network, and manufacturing automation engineers who need to incorporate wireless capabilities into their designs; technicians, engineering managers, and educators

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Radio propagation
    3. Antennas and transmission lines
    4. Communication protocols and modulation
    5. Signal generation and transmitters
    6. Receiver and digital radio architectures
    7. Radio system design
    8. System implementation
    9. Introduction to information theory and coding
    10. Regulations and standards
    11. Wireless local area networks
    12. Wireless personal area networks
    13. Radio frequency identification (RFID)
    14. Technologies and applications


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About the Author

Alan Bensky

Alan Bensky is an electronics engineering consultant with over 30 years of experience in analog and digital design, management, and marketing. Specializing in wireless circuits and systems, Alan has carried out projects for varied military and consumer applications and led the development of three patents on wireless distance measurement. Alan has taught electrical engineering courses and lectures on radio engineering topics and is the author of two books: Short-range Wireless Communication, Second Edition, published by Elsevier in 2004, and Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications, Second Edition, Artech House, 2016. In addition, he is a contributing author to five other books dealing with wireless communication. Alan Bensky holds degrees of B.E.E and B.A. from Union College, Schenectady, New York, and M.Sc.E.E. from the Technion in Haifa, Israel. He is a senior member of IEEE and an IEEE certified Wireless Communications Professional.

Affiliations and Expertise

Electronics Engineering Consultant


"This book provides a solid foundation for many of the most popular wireless communication systems and protocols in use today. It presents many clear and practical examples to help the reader understand the technical details and theory of the various methods presented. It will also quickly help anyone wanting to better understand the fundamentals of these communications systems and will provide practical guidance for developing RF components and systems. It is definitely a worthwhile read if you work with these types of systems and devices." --IEEE

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