Short-range Wireless Communication

Short-range Wireless Communication

Fundamentals of RF System Design and Application

2nd Edition - December 10, 2003

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  • Author: Alan Bensky
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750677820
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470054

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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. 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.

Key Features

  • No other book contains EVERYTHING pertaining to short-range wireless design
  • Covers all the hot topics like 802.11, Zigbee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth


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

Table of Contents

  • 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 Propagation
    2.1 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 Receiver
    6.5 Digital Receivers
    6.6 Repeaters
    6.7 Summary

    Chapter 7: Radio System Design
    7.1 Range
    7.2 Sensitivity
    7.3 Finding Range from Sensitivity
    7.4 Superheterodyne Image and Spurious Response
    7.5 Intermodulation Distortion and Dynamic Range
    7.6 Demodulation
    7.7 Internal Receiver Noise
    7.8 Transmitter Design
    7.9 Bandwidth
    7.10 Antenna Directivity
    7.11 The Power Source
    7.12 Summary

    Chapter 8: System Implementation
    8.1 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 Compatibility
    9.5 Standards in the United Kingdom
    9.6 Japanese Low Power Standards
    9.7 Non-Governmental Standards
    Appendix 9-A
    Terms and Definitions (FCC Part 2)
    Appendix 9-B
    Nomenclature for Defining Emission, Modulation and
    Transmission (FCC Part 2)
    Necessary Bandwidth
    Class of Emission
    Appendix 9-C
    Restricted Frequencies and Field Strength Limits from
    Section 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 Technology
    11.6 Summary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2003
  • Published: December 10, 2003
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750677820
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470054

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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