Essentials of Short-Range Wireless (The Cambridge Wireless Essentials Series)

Essentials of Short-Range Wireless (The Cambridge Wireless Essentials Series)

By: Nick Hunn (author)Hardback

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For engineers, product designers, and technical marketers who need to design a cost-effective, easy-to-use, short-range wireless product that works, this practical guide is a must-have. It explains and compares the major wireless standards - Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 802.11abgn, ZigBee, and 802.15.4 - enabling you to choose the best standard for your product. Packed with practical insights based on the author's 10 years of design experience, and highlighting pitfalls and trade-offs in performance and cost, this book will ensure you get the most out of your chosen standard by teaching you how to tailor it for your specific implementation. With information on intellectual property rights and licensing, production test, and regulatory approvals, as well as analysis of the market for wireless products, this resource truly provides everything you need to design and implement a successful short-range wireless product.

About Author

Nick Hunn is an independent wireless design consultant with over 30 years of experience in design and technical evangelisation within leading edge technology companies. He has developed products using a range of technologies and wireless standards, including Bluetooth, 802.11, ZigBee and proprietary wireless products, which have achieved numerous awards including a Queen's Award for Technology. He is Vice Chairman and Executive Director of the Mobile Data Association and former CTO of TDK Systems Europe.


1. Introduction; 2. Fundamentals of short range wireless; 3. Wireless security; 4. Bluetooth; 5. IEEE 802.11abgn / Wi-Fi; 6. IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee; 7. Bluetooth low energy (formerly Wibree); 8. Application development - configuration; 9. Application development - performance; 10. Practical considerations - production certification and IP; 11. Implementation choices; 12. Markets and applications; Glossary.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521760690
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780521760690
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0521760690

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