The Essential Guide to RF and Wireless

The Essential Guide to RF and Wireless

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The only easy-to-understand guide to the wireless revolution!



The easy-to-understand guide to the wireless revolution-fully updated for the latest technologies!
New and expanded coverage: broadband fixed wireless, WLANs, wireless Internet, Bluetooth, smart antennas, and more
Updated coverage of CDMA, GPS, LMDS, and WLL systems
Concepts, terminology, components, and systems-plus new wireless glossary
Perfect for marketers, investors, tech writers, PR specialists, and other non-engineers!

There's a wireless revolution underway! With The Essential Guide to RF and Wireless, Second Edition, you can understand it, join it, and help drive it-even if you don't have a technical background.

Leading consultant Carl J. Weisman has thoroughly updated this bestseller to reflect new market realities and breakthrough technologies-from wireless 802.11 LANs to broadband fixed wireless, and beyond. Mr. Weisman covers wireless at every level you need to understand: concepts, terminology, building blocks, and above all, how complete wireless systems actually work. Drawing on his extensive experience training sales professionals, he explains the essence of every key wireless/RF technology-clearly, comprehensibly, and with just the right touch of humor.



Spread spectrum and CDMA: how they work and why they're important
New! Detailed section on broadband fixed wireless: the new "last mile" solution for residential subscribers
New! Satellite Internet delivery
New! Smart antenna and superconducting filter technologies and their implications
New! Wireless Internet, m-commerce, and Bluetooth
Expanded! Global Positioning Systems: technologies and applications
Updated! Preview the future of mobile telephony
Updated! Wireless LANs and home networking

From its all-new glossary to its extensive collection of charts, diagrams, and photographs, no other wireless/RF book is as accessible or as friendly! Whether you're a sales or marketing pro, customer, investor, tech writer, PR specialist, trade press writer, analyst, planner, or student, here's the up-to-the-minute briefing you've been searching for!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 311 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 7.62mm | 385.55g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130354651
  • 9780130354655
  • 1,000,778

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The only easy-to-understand guide to the wireless revolution!The easy-to-understand guide to the wireless revolution-fully updated for the latest technologies! New and expanded coverage: broadband fixed wireless, WLANs, wireless Internet, Bluetooth, smart antennas, and more Updated coverage of CDMA, GPS, LMDS, and WLL systems Concepts, terminology, components, and systems-plus new wireless glossary Perfect for marketers, investors, tech writers, PR specialists, and other non-engineers!There's a wireless revolution underway! With "The Essential Guide to RF and Wireless, Second Edition," you can understand it, join it, and help drive it-even if you don't have a technical background. Leading consultant Carl J. Weisman has thoroughly updated this bestseller to reflect new market realities and breakthrough technologies-from wireless 802.11 LANs to broadband fixed wireless, and beyond. Mr. Weisman covers wireless at every level you need to understand: concepts, terminology, building blocks, and above all, how complete wireless systems actually work. Drawing on his extensive experience training sales professionals, he explains the essence of every key wireless/RF technology-clearly, comprehensibly, and with just the right touch of humor. Spread spectrum and CDMA: how they work and why they're important New! Detailed section on broadband fixed wireless: the new "last mile" solution for residential subscribers New! Satellite Internet delivery New! Smart antenna and superconducting filter technologies and their implications New! Wireless Internet, m-commerce, and Bluetooth Expanded! Global Positioning Systems: technologies and applications Updated! Preview the future of mobile telephony Updated! Wireless LANs and home networkingFrom its all-new glossary to its extensive collection of charts, diagrams, and photographs, no other wireless/RF book is as accessible or as friendly! Whether you're a sales or marketing pro, customer, investor, tech writer, PR specialist, trade press writer, analyst, planner, or student, here's the up-to-the-minute briefing you've been searching for!
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Table of contents

Preface.
I. FUNDAMENTALS.

1. Basic Concepts.


Introduction. Vocabulary. RF Basics.

2. RF Behavior.


Loss and Gain. Decibels. Bandwidth. Wideband and Narrowband. RF in the Environment. Match.

II. RF HARDWARE.

3. Basic System Components.


Block Diagrams. Antennas. Amplifiers. Filters. Mixers. Sources. A Quick Review.

4. Other Components.


Switches. Attenuators. Dividers and Combiners. Couplers. Circulators and Isolators. Transformers. Detectors. Phase Shifters. Phase Detectors. Review of Components.

5. Circuits and Signals.


Semiconductors. Circuit Technologies. Modulation. Getting Around.

III. RF SYSTEMS.

6. Older Technology.


Broadcasting. Radar. Satellite Communications. Point-to-Point Microwave.

7. Mobile Telephony.


A World of Choices. The Cellular Concept. Underlying Technology. CDMA Explained. Cellular Evolution.

8. The New World of Wireless.


Broadband Fixed Wireless. Wireless Networks. The Mobile Internet. The Bleeding Edge.

Glossary.
Appendix A. Acronyms.
Appendix B. Specifications.
Bibliography.
About the Author.
Index.
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About Carl J. Weisman

CARL J. WEISMAN has extensive experience communicating with non-technical people in the sales chain of RF components and subsystems and has done extensive sales training for RF manufacturers' representatives and distributors such as Avnet/Penstock, Richardson Electronics, Sertek, TTI, and Insight Electronics. He is now a consultant providing marketing communications, technology analysis, and other relevant expertise to high-technology firms.
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