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

Short-range Wireless Communication

3rd Edition

Authors: Alan Bensky
Paperback ISBN: 9780128154052
eBook ISBN: 9780128154069
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 450
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Short-range Wireless Communication, Third Edition, describes radio theory and applications for wireless communication over ranges from centimeters to hundreds of meters. After a short introduction, radio wave propagation is described, followed by the theory of antennas and transmission lines. Architectures of transmitters and receivers are presented, then radio system design guidelines as a function of basic communication parameters such as sensitivity, noise and bandwidth. The communication principles part of the book concludes with an introduction to information theory and error detection coding. In the second part, regulations and standards relevant to short-range devices are explained, after which explanations of the most prevalent short-range wireless networks and systems are presented. The book concludes with a discussion of current and developing applications and technologies.

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 and energy harvesting.

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

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of short-range wireless technologies
  • In depth explanation of wave propagation and antennas
  • Description of communication system components and specifications – transmitters, receivers, frequency synthesizers, sensitivity, noise, distortion and more
  • Introduction to error detection and correction
  • Review of industry and regional  standards and  regulations
  • Presentation of wireless networks and internet-of-things
  • Useful design tips and Mathcad worksheets for practicing engineers


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. Transmitters
    6. Receivers
    7. Radio System Design
    8. System Implementation
    9. Introduction to Information Theory
    10. Regulations and Standards
    11. Wireless Local Area Networks
    12. Wireless Personal Area Networks
    13. Radio Frequency Identification
    14. Applications and Technologies


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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.

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Electronics Engineering Consultant

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