This handbook offers an unparalleled view of wireless personal area networking technologies and their associated protocols. It lifts the lid on their growing adoption within the consumer electronics, home automation, sports, health and well-being markets. Bluetooth low energy, ZigBee, EnOcean and ANT+ are comprehensively covered, along with other WPAN technologies including NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth classic and high speed, and WHDI. It also features 802.11ac, the Internet of Things, Wireless USB, WiGig and WirelessHD. The handbook shows how white space radio, cellular and Femtocells have inadvertently blurred the boundaries between personal and wide area communications, creating disruptive topologies through technology convergence. It explores how pervasive WAN technologies have spawned a new generation of consumers through the Lawnmower Man Effect and explains how our personal space has become integral to social media streams, including Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. An essential read for students, software engineers and developers, product planners, technical marketers and analysts.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
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Table of ContentsPart I. What's in your Area Network?: 1. It's a small wireless world; 2. What is a personal area network?; 3. The Wireless Melting Pot; Part II. The Wireless Sensor Network: 4. Introducing low power and wireless sensor technologies; 5. Bluetooth low energy; 6. Low power Wi-Fi; 7. Control your world with ZigBee; 8. Green, smart and wireless: EnOcean; 9. The Power of less: ANT; Part III. The Classic Personal Area Network: 10. Introducing classic personal area networking technologies; 11. Simplifying connectivity with NFC; 12. 802.11a/b/g/n and Wi-Fi; 13. Bluetooth: more than cable replacement; 14. Making the universal connection with WirelessUSB; 15. One standard, all devices: WHDI; Part IV. Coming Soon, So Watch This Space!: 16. Other technologies and future applications.