The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications / Edition 2by Andy Dornan, Andrew Dornan
Pub. Date: 05/28/2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Now, the #1 nontechnical guide to next-generation wireless has been fully updated for tomorrow's technologies-and today's business realities. The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications: From Cellular Systems to Wi-Fi, Second Edition, reviews every new wireless development that matters, from 3.5G and 4G networks to profitable m-commerce applications, WLANs to T-Rays. Includes specific business wireless buying advice, plus new coverage of the health issues surrounding wireless communications.
Table of Contents
1. The Wireless World.
Cutting the Cables. From the 20s to the 2000s. Buying a Cell Phone. Summary.
2. Radio Spectrum.
Radio 101. Analog versus Digital. AM and FM. Spectrum Regulation. Licensing Methods. Summary.
3. Cellular Networks.
Cells. Two-Way Communication. Multiplexing. Spread Spectrum and CDMA. Location Tracking. Audio Coding. Summary
4. PCS Standards.
Cellular Voice and Data. Packet Data Systems. Private Mobile Radio. Summary
5. Third-Generation Standards.
IMT-2000. CDMA2000 139. EDGE. Reality Check. Summary.
6. Mobile Data Services.
Messaging. The Wireless Web. WAP and i-mode. Summary.
M-Business Plans. Billing. Cellular Security. Summary.
8. Inside a Mobile Network.
The Air Link. Voice Infrastructure. Data Infrastructure. Server-Side Equipment. The Internet. Summary.
9. Short-Range Wireless Networks.
Unlicensed Spectrum. Wireless LANs. Cordless Telephony. IrDA. Bluetooth. Fourth Generation. Summary.
10. Phones or Computers?
Future Phones. Mobile Operating Systems. PDA Hardware. User Input. Summary.
11. Fixed Wireless Technology.
Wireless Local Loop. Point-to-Point Microwave. Free Space Optics. Summary.
12. Internet in Space.
Orbits. VSATs. Mobile (LEO) Satellite Systems. Mars Online. Summary.
13. Do Wireless Devices Fry Your Brain?
Theory. Experimental Research. Other Wireless Hazards. Summary.
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