The Handbook of Personal Area Networking Technologies and Protocols

The Handbook of Personal Area Networking Technologies and Protocols

by Dean Anthony Gratton


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The Handbook of Personal Area Networking Technologies and Protocols by Dean Anthony Gratton

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521197267
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2013
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Dean Anthony Gratton is a bestselling author and columnist. He has worked extensively within the wireless communications R&D industry and has an accomplished career in software engineering. Dr Gratton was an Editor of the Specification of the Bluetooth System: Profiles, v1.1 and participated in defining the initial Bluetooth Personal Area Networking profiles. He was also active in the NFC technology and marketing committees. He is a contributor to several industry periodicals, where he has written many contentious articles sharing his thoughts and challenges on wireless industry news, opinions and gossip.

Table of Contents

Part 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.

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