Short-range Wireless Communication

2nd Edition

Fundamentals of RF System Design and Application

Authors: Alan Bensky
Paperback ISBN: 9780750677820
eBook ISBN: 9780080470054
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 10th December 2003
Page Count: 354
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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 techniques

Alan 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.

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.
  • Valuable CD-Rom included that will simplify the design process.


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

Contents Preface 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 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


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About the Author

Alan Bensky


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