Essentials of Short Range Wireless


Essentials of Short Range wireless

by Nick Hunn

A practical guide to short range wireless technology, covering Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, 802.15.4 and Bluetooth low energy, covering:


• Markets and Applications
• Choosing the right standard
• Making the right design choices
• Security Considerations
• Optimising Performance
• IP, Export Controls and Qualification
• Designing for Production



In “Essentials of Short Range Wireless” I’ve tried to go beyond a dry explanation of standards to help you choose the best wireless standard for your product, showing you what to do to make it work and then explaining everything else you need to know to make it, as well as giving an overview of the markets for wireless products. 

It’s based on my experience over the last twenty years of helping people put wireless into everything from snowploughs to toys.  My aim is to try to make wireless more understandable, helping you avoid the most common pitfalls, so that you get a better product to market in the shortest possible time.

Reviews from Amazon
I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in wireless product design. Nick Hunn has done the field a great service by writing a guide as compact, useful and descriptive as "Essentials of Short-Range Wireless".

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 (Wibree);
8. Application development - configuration; 9. Application development - performance;
10. Practical considerations - production certification and IP; 11. Implementation choices;
12. Markets and applications; 13. Glossary.

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Published by Cambridge University Press
July 2010  -  ISBN:  978-0521760690
Price: £35 / $59


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