RF and Wireless Technologies: Know It All

RF and Wireless Technologies: Know It All, 1st Edition

RF and Wireless Technologies: Know It All, 1st Edition,Bruce Fette,Roberto Aiello, Ph.D.,Praphul Chandra,Daniel Dobkin,Dan Bensky,Douglas Miron,David Lide,Farid Dowla,Ron Olexa,ISBN9780750685818

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  • A 360-degree view from best-selling authors including Roberto Aiello, Bruce Fette, and Praphul Chandra
  • Hot topics covered including ultrawideband and cognitive radio technologies
  • The ultimate hard-working desk reference: all the essential information, techniques, and tricks of the trade in one volume


The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!

RF (radio frequency) and wireless technologies drive communication today. This technology and its applications enable wireless phones, portable device roaming, and short-range industrial and commercial application communication such as the supply chain management wonder, RFID. Up-to-date information regarding software defined RF, using frequencies smarter, and using more of the spectrum, with ultrawideband technology is detailed.


Communications engineers; designers, project managers

Bruce Fette

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientist, General Dynamics, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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Roberto Aiello, Ph.D.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Staccato Communications, San Diego, CA, USA

Praphul Chandra

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Instruments, Germantown, MD, USA

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Daniel Dobkin

Daniel Dobkin has been involved in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of communications devices, components, and systems for over 28 years. He holds a BS from the California Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, all in Applied Physics. He is the author of three books and 30 technical publications, and holds 7 US patents as inventor or co-inventor. He has given numerous talks and classes on radio-frequency identification in the US and Asia. He specializes in physical-layer issues: radios and signal generation, antennas, and signal propagation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Manager, Technical Marketing, WJ Communications, San Jose, CA, USA

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Dan Bensky

Alan Bensky, MScEE, an electronics engineering consultant with over 25 years of experience in analog and digital design, management, and marketing. Specializing in wireless circuits and systems, Bensky has carried out projects for varied military and consumer applications. He is the author of Short-range Wireless Communication, Second Edition, published by Elsevier, 2004, and has written several articles in international and local publications. He has taught courses and gives lectures on radio engineering topics. Bensky is a senior member of IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

RF/Wireless Designer & Consultant

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Douglas Miron

Affiliations and Expertise


David Lide

David A. Lide currently is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Texas Instruments and has worked on various aspects of Voice over IP for the past nine years. Prior to that, he has worked on Cable Modem design and on weather satellite ground systems. He lives with his family in Rockville, Maryland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Instruments, Germantown, MD, USA

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Farid Dowla

Farid Dowla received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shortly after receiving his doctorate in 1985. His research interests include adaptive filters, signal processing, wireless communication systems, and RF/mobile communication. He currently directs a research team focused on ultra-widebandRFradar and communication systems. Dowla is also an adjunct associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of California at Davis. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Sigma Xi. He holds three patents in signal processing area, has authored a book on neural networks for the U.S. Department of Defense, and has edited a book on geophysical signal processing. He contributes to numerous IEEE and professional journals and is a frequent seminar participant at professional conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California-Davis, USA

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Ron Olexa

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, RF Networks, Gainesville, GA, USA

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RF and Wireless Technologies: Know It All, 1st Edition

Chapter 1: Survey of RF and Wireless Technology
Chapter 2: Communications Protocols and Modulation
Chapter 3: Transmitters
Chapter 4: Receivers
Chapter 5: Radio Propagation
Chapter 6: Antenna Fundamentals I
Chapter 7: Antenna Fundamentals II.
Chapter 8: Basics of Wireless Local Area Networks
Chapter 9: Outdoor Networks.
Chapter 10: Voice Over Wi-Fi and Other Wireless Technologies
Chapter 11: Security in Wireless Local Area Networks
Chapter 12: System Planning
Chapter 13: System Implementation, Testing, and Optimization
Chapter 14: Next Generation Wireless Networks
Chapter 15: Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Chapter 16: Wireless Sensor Networks
Chapter 17: Reliable Wireless Networks for Industrial Networks
Chapter 18: Software-Defined Radio
Chapter 19: The Basics of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology
Chapter 20: UWB Spectrum and Regulation
Chapter 21: Interference and Coexistence
Chapter 22: Direct Sequence UWB
Chapter 23: “Multiband Approach to UWB
Chapter 24: History and Background of Cognitive Radio
Chapter 25: The Software Defined Radio as a Platform for Cognitive Radio
Chapter 26: Cognitive Radio: The Technologies
Chapter 27: Spectrum Awareness
Chapter 28: Direct Sequence and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
Chapter 29: RF Power Amplifiers
Chapter 30: Phase Locked Loop Techniques in Modern Communications Systems
Chapter 31 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
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