ZigBee Wireless Networks and Transceivers

1st Edition

Authors: Shahin Farahani
Paperback ISBN: 9780750683937
eBook ISBN: 9780080558479
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 22nd September 2008
Page Count: 360
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ZigBee is a short-range wireless networking standard backed by such industry leaders as Motorola, Texas Instruments, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Freescale, etc. It supports mesh networking, each node can transmit and receive data, offers high security and robustness, and is being rapidly adopted in industrial, control/monitoring, and medical applications. This book will explain the ZigBee protocol, discuss the design of ZigBee hardware, and describe how to design and implement ZigBee networks. The book has a dedicated website for the latest technical updates, ZigBee networking calculators, and additional materials. Dr. Farahani is a ZigBee system engineer for Freescale semiconductors Inc. The book comes with a dedicated website that contains additional resources and calculators: http://www.learnZigBee.com

Table of Contents Chapter 1: ZigBee™ Basics Chapter 2: ZigBee™ / IEEE 802.15.4 Networking Examples Chapter 3: ZigBee™ / IEEE 802.15.4 Protocol Layers Chapter 4: Transceiver Requirements Chapter 5: RF Propagation, Antennas, and Regulatory Requirements Chapter 6: Battery Life Analysis Chapter 7: Location Estimating Using ZigBee™ Chapter 8: ZigBee™ Coexistence Chapter 9: Related Technologies Appendices

Key Features


  • Provides a comprehensive overview of ZigBee technology and networking, from RF/physical layer considerations to application layer development.
  • Discusses ZigBee security features such as encryption.
  • Describes how ZigBee can be used in location detection applications.
  • Explores techniques for ZigBee co-existence with other wireless technologies such as 802.11 and Bluetooth.
  • The book comes with a dedicated website that contains additional resources and calculators: http://www.learnZigBee.com


This is a complete guide to the ZigBee wireless networking standard, transceiver performance requirements, location estimation, and power reduction methods.

Table of Contents

1.1 What is ZigBee?
1.2 ZigBee vs. Bluetooth and WLAN
1.3 Short-Range Wireless Networking Classes
1.4 The relationship between ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Standards
1.5 Frequencies of Operation and Data Rates
1.6 Interoperability
1.7 Device Types
1.8 Device Roles
1.9 ZigBee Networking Topologies
1.10 ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Communication Basics
1.11 Association and Disassociation
1.12 Binding
1.13 ZigBee Self-Forming and Self-Healing Characteristics
1.14 ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Networking Layers Functions
1.15 ZigBee Gateway
1.16 ZigBee Metaphor

2.1 Home Automation
2.2 Consumer Electronics
2.3 Industrial Automation
2.4 Healthcare
2.5 Other Applications

3.1 ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Networking Layers
3.2 IEEE 802.15.4 PHY Specifications
3.3 IEEE 802.15.4 MAC Layer
3.4 ZigBee NWK Layer
3.5 Application Layer
3.6 Security

4.1 Typical IEEE 802.15.4 Transceiver
4.2 Receiver Sensitivity
4.3 Adjacent and Alternate Channel Jamming Resistance Tests
4.4 The Modulation and Spreading Methods for 2.4GHz Operations
4.5 The Modulation and Spreading Methods for 868/915MHz Operations
4.6 Transmitter Output Power
4.7 Error Vector Magnitude (EVM)
4.8 Symbol Timing
4.9 Frequency Offset Tolerance
4.10 Turnaround Time
4.11 Crystal Selection C


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About the Author

Shahin Farahani

Affiliations and Expertise

System Engineer, Freescale Semiconductor


From the Foreword: "I recommend this book to system designers, technical managers, wireless engineers, and researchers who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the principals and applications of ZigBee for low-power, low-data-rate wireless networking." - Dr. Robert F. Heile, Chairman of IEEE 802.15 and ZigBee Alliance "This book provides a one stop reference for the 802.15.4 PHY and MAC Layers and the ZigBee Networking Layer including the practical challenges in the deployment of these wireless networks." - Clinton Powell, Freescale Wireless Connectivity Operations Global Platform Systems Chief Architect, Chair of IEEE 802.15.4 Task Group C and Secretary of ZigBee Alliance ZigBee Qualification Group. "ZigBee Wireless Networks and Transceivers provides a handy reference for developers of ZigBee and 802.15.4 based networks." - Phil Beecher, Software Team Leader, Integration UK Ltd, Chair of IEEE 802.15.4 Task Group D and Vice Chair/Secretary of IEEE 802.15.4 Task Group E.