The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications / Edition 2

The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications / Edition 2

by Andy Dornan, Andrew Dornan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130097187

ISBN-13: 9780130097187

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130097187
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Essential Guide Series
Edition description:
SECOND
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

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.

7. M-Commerce.

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.

Glossary.

Index.

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