List books in category Engineering / Mobile & Wireless Communications

  • iOS 7 Programming Pushing the Limits: Develop Advance Applications for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

    iOS 7 Programming Pushing the Limits: Develop Advance Applications for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
    Rob Napier

    Get ready to create killer apps for iPad and iPhone on the new iOS 7! With Apple's introduction of iOS 7, demand for developers who know the new iOS will be high. You need in-depth information about the new characteristics and capabilities of iOS 7, and that's what you'll find in this book. If you have experience with C or C++, this guide will show you how to create amazing apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You'll also learn to maximize your programs for mobile devices using iPhone SDK 7.0. Advanced topics such as security services, running on multiple iPlatforms, and local networking with Core Bluetooth are also covered. Prepares experienced developers to create great apps for the newest version of Apple's iOS Thoroughly covers the serious capabilities of iOS 7; information you need in order to make your apps stand out Delves into advanced topics including how to control multitasking, security services, running apps on multiple iPlatforms and iDevices, enabling in-app purchases, advanced text layout, and building a core foundation Also covers REST, advanced GCD, internationalization and localization, and local networking with Core Bluetooth iOS 7 Programming: Pushing the Limits will help you develop applications that take full advantage of everything iOS 7 has to offer.

  • Getting Started with Intel Edison: Sensors, Actuators, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi on the Tiny Atom-Powered Linux Module

    Getting Started with Intel Edison: Sensors, Actuators, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi on the Tiny Atom-Powered Linux Module
    Stephanie Moyerman

    The Intel Edison is a crowning achievement of Intel's adaptation of its technology into maker-friendly products. They've packed the dual-core power of the Atom CPU, combined it with a sideboard microcontroller brain, and added in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and a generous amount of RAM (1GB) and flash storage (4GB). This book, written by Stephanie Moyerman, a research scientist with Intel's Smart Device Innovation Team, teaches you everything you need to know to get started making things with Edison, the compact and powerful Internet of Things platform. Projects and tutorials include: Controlling devices over BluetoothUsing Python and Arduino programming environments on EdisonTracking objects with a webcam and OpenCVResponding to voice commands and talking backUsing and configuring Linux on Edison

  • 4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband: Edition 2

    4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband: Edition 2
    Erik Dahlman

    This book focuses on LTE with full updates including LTE-Advanced (Release-11) to provide a complete picture of the LTE system. Detailed explanations are given for the latest LTE standards for radio interface architecture, the physical layer, access procedures, broadcast, relaying, spectrum and RF characteristics, and system performance. Key technologies presented include multi-carrier transmission, advanced single-carrier transmission, advanced receivers, OFDM, MIMO and adaptive antenna solutions, radio resource management and protocols, and different radio network architectures. Their role and use in the context of mobile broadband access in general is explained, giving both a high-level overview and more detailed step-by-step explanations. This book is a must-have resource for engineers and other professionals in the telecommunications industry, working with cellular or wireless broadband technologies, giving an understanding of how to utilize the new technology in order to stay ahead of the competition. New to this edition: In-depth description of CoMP and enhanced multi-antenna transmission including new reference-signal structures and feedback mechanisms Detailed description of the support for heterogeneous deployments provided by the latest 3GPP release Detailed description of new enhanced downlink control-channel structure (EPDDCH) New RF configurations including operation in non-contiguous spectrum, multi-bands base stations and new frequency bands Overview of 5G as a set of well-integrated radio-access technologies, including support for higher frequency bands and flexible spectrum management, massive antenna configurations, and ultra-dense deployments Covers a complete update to the latest 3GPP Release-11Two new chapters on HetNet, covering small cells/heterogeneous deployments, and CoMP, including Inter-site coordinationOverview of current status of LTE release 12 including further enhancements of local-area, CoMP and multi-antenna transmission, Machine-type-communication, Device-to-device communication

  • The Innovation Journey of Wi-Fi: The Road to Global Success

    The Innovation Journey of Wi-Fi: The Road to Global Success
    Wolter Lemstra

    Wi-Fi has become the preferred means for connecting to the internet – at home, in the office, in hotels and at airports. Increasingly, Wi-Fi also provides internet access for remote communities where it is deployed by volunteers in community-based networks, by operators in 'hotspots' and by municipalities in 'hotzones'. This book traces the global success of Wi-Fi to the landmark change in radio spectrum policy by the US FCC in 1985, the initiative by NCR Corporation to start development of Wireless-LANs and the drive for an open standard IEEE 802.11, released in 1997. It also singles out and explains the significance of the initiative by Steve Jobs at Apple to include Wireless-LAN in the iBook, which moved the product from the early adopters to the mass market. The book explains these developments through first-hand accounts by industry practitioners and concludes with reflections and implications for government policy and firm strategy.

  • CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Study Guide: Exam CWSP-205, Edition 2

    CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Study Guide: Exam CWSP-205, Edition 2
    David D. Coleman

    The most detailed, comprehensive coverage of CWSP-205 exam objectives CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Study Guide offers comprehensive preparation for the CWSP-205 exam. Fully updated to align with the new 2015 exam, this guide covers all exam objectives and gives you access to the Sybex interactive online learning system so you can go into the test fully confident in your skills. Coverage includes WLAN discovery, intrusion and attack, 802.11 protocol analysis, wireless intrusion prevention system implementation, Layer 2 and 3 VPN over 802.11 networks, managed endpoint security systems, and more. Content new to this edition features discussions about BYOD and guest access, as well as detailed and insightful guidance on troubleshooting. With more than double the coverage of the “official” exam guide, plus access to interactive learning tools, this book is your ultimate solution for CWSP-205 exam prep. The CWSP is the leading vendor-neutral security certification administered for IT professionals, developed for those working with and securing wireless networks. As an advanced certification, the CWSP requires rigorous preparation — and this book provides more coverage and expert insight than any other source. Learn the ins and outs of advanced network security Study 100 percent of CWSP-205 objectives Test your understanding with two complete practice exams Gauge your level of preparedness with a pre-test assessment The CWSP is a springboard for more advanced certifications, and the premier qualification employers look for in the field. If you’ve already earned the CWTS and the CWNA, it’s time to take your career to the next level. CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Study Guide is your ideal companion for effective, efficient CWSP-205 preparation.

  • The Great Indian Phone Book

    The Great Indian Phone Book
    Assa Doron

    Over just a decade in India, the mobile phone was transformed from a rare, unwieldy instrument to a palm-sized staple that even poor fisherman can afford. Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey investigate the social revolution ignited by what may be the most significant communications device in history and explore the whole ecosystem of cheap mobile phones.

  • BRAVE FRONTIER勇者前線 夥伴圖鑑

    BRAVE FRONTIER勇者前線 夥伴圖鑑

    注意:抽獎活動僅限實體書刊 在日本超過100 萬下載,榮登營收榜前三名的超人氣大作, 勇者前線BraveFrontier 繁中版正式登場! 如果你喜歡RPG、曾經玩過太空戰士、聽過超時空之鑰這些遊戲的話,勇者前線 BraveFrontier就是一款你絕對不能錯過的遊戲!

  • Building iPhone and iPad Electronic Projects: Real-World Arduino, Sensor, and Bluetooth Low Energy Apps in techBASIC

    Building iPhone and iPad Electronic Projects: Real-World Arduino, Sensor, and Bluetooth Low Energy Apps in techBASIC
    Mike Westerfield

    Why simply play music or go online when you can use your iPhone or iPad for some really fun projects, such as building a metal detector, hacking a radio control truck, or tracking a model rocket in flight? Learn how to build these and other cool things by using iOS device sensors and inexpensive hardware such as Arduino and a Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Shield.This hands-on book shows you how to write simple applications with techBASIC, an Apple-approved development environment that runs on iOS devices. By using code and example programs built into techBASIC, you’ll learn how to write apps directly on your Apple device and have it interact with other hardware.Build a metal detector with the iOS magnetometerUse the HiJack hardware platform to create a plant moisture sensorPut your iPhone on a small rocket to collect acceleration and rotation dataHack a radio control truck with Arduino and Bluetooth LECreate an arcade game with an iPad controller and two iPhone paddlesControl a candy machine with an iOS device, a micro servo, and a WiFi connection

  • iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual

    iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual
    Craig Hockenberry

    Anyone with programming experience can learn how to write an iPhone app. But if you want to build a great app, there's a lot more to it than simple coding: you also need to know how design and market your creation. This easy-to-follow guide walks you through the entire process, from sketching out your idea to promoting the finished product.Get to know the tools for developing your iPhone appDesign a great app before you start codingBuild a complex app with Xcode and Interface BuilderDecide how to brand your app-then beta-test that brand in the real worldLearn the inside scoop on how to get your app into the App StorePromote your product, track sales, and build a strong customer following

  • Voice over LTE: VoLTE

    Voice over LTE: VoLTE
    Miikka Poikselkä

    Describes the technological solutions and standards which will enable the migration of voice and SMS services over to LTE/EPC networks Main drivers for the introduction of Long Term Evolution of UTRAN (LTE) is to provide far better end user experience for mobile broadband services. However, service providers also need to have a clear strategy of how to offer voice and messaging services for consumers and enterprises. The voice service over LTE is becoming increasingly important when the smartphone penetration is increasing rapidly. Smartphones require both good quality voice and high speed broadband data. This book provides the exhaustive view to industry-approved technologies and standards behind the Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Whether a decision maker or technology analyst, this book explains a topic of substantial global market interest. It provides a good introduction to the technology and is useful for operators who may be deploying VoLTE, product managers responsible for VoLTE products and those who work in implementation and standardization of related technologies. Provides a comprehensive overview of industry-approved technologies and standards, providing vital information for decision makers and those working on the technology Written by authors working at the cutting edge of mobile communications technology today, bringing a mix of standards and product background, guaranteeing in-depth practical and standards information Covering the technical and practical elements of VoLTE, explaining the various approaches for providing voice services over LTE

  • Basic Radio: Principles and Technology

    Basic Radio: Principles and Technology
    Ian Poole

    Basic Radio is a wide ranging introduction to the principles of radio waves, transmission and reception, and to the technologies of broadcasting, satellite and personal communications. As well as being a textbook for vocational courses such as City & Guilds and BTEC Ian Poole's book is essential reading for all communications and broadcast professionals.Radio technology is becoming increasingly important in today's highly sophisticated electronics industry. There are traditional uses including broadcasting and point to point communications, as well as new technologies associated with cellular phones and wire-less data links. All of these developments mean that there will be a greater need for radio engineers at all levels. Ian Poole is an electronic engineer currently involved in project management for the development of a large radio system. He is a regular contributor to Electronic – The Maplin Magazine, Everyday Practical Electronics and Practical Wireless. He has also written several books on amateur radio.An accessible introduction to radio engineeringSuitable for FE students, technicians and hobbyistsCovers the latest technologies: cellular phones, wire-less data links

  • Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond

    Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond
    Robert J. Bartz

    Mobile computing skills are becoming standard in the IT industry Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond is the ultimate reference for mobile computing. Certified Wireless Network Expert Robert J. Bartz guides IT and networking professionals through the fundamental and advanced concepts of mobile computing, providing the information and instruction necessary to get up to speed on current technology and best practices. The book maps to the CompTIA Mobility+ (MB0-001) exam, making it an ideal resource for those seeking this rewarding certification. The mobile device has already overshadowed the PC as a primary means for Internet access for a large portion of the world's population, and by 2020, there will be an estimated 10 billion mobile devices worldwide. Mobile connectivity has become the new standard for business professionals, and when combined with cloud computing, it creates a world where instant access is the norm. To remain relevant, IT professionals must hone their mobile skills. The ability to manage, develop, and secure a mobile infrastructure is quickly becoming a key component to entering the IT industry, and professionals lacking those skills will be left behind. This book covers all aspects of mobile computing, including: Radio frequency, antenna, and cellular technology Physical and logical infrastructure technologies Common mobile device policies and application management Standards and certifications, and more Each chapter includes hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and in-depth guidance from the perspective of a mobile computing expert. IT professionals looking to expand their capabilities need look no further than Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond for the most comprehensive approach to mobile computing on the market today.

  • Voice, Video, and Data Network Convergence: Architecture and Design, From VoIP to Wireless

    Voice, Video, and Data Network Convergence: Architecture and Design, From VoIP to Wireless
    Juanita Ellis

    Covers the latest standards and those being developed in an ever-evolving fieldProvides insight into the latest technology of video and data over wireless networks and how convergence will be a driving force in this industryProvides an understanding of the true capabilities behind each vendor's solution to allow for informed buying decisions A recent survey of 500 U.S. companies with multiple locations found that 81% are planning to implement IP Telephony on their local area networks (LANs) in 2003, and two-thirds are looking at convergence for their wide area networks (WANs) as well. This includes voice, video and data over hard line and wireless networks. Today, new standards and technologies are being developed to support convergence and voice over IP (VoIP) and Video over IP and wireless. Because convergence covers the voice and data world, it will be critical to understand all of these environments. Voice, Video, and Data Network Convergence provides detailed information on convergence network models, protocol stacks, routing algorithms, gateways and switches required to support these networks. Covers the latest standards and those being developed in an ever-evolving fieldProvides insight into the latest technology of video and data over wireless networks and how convergence will be a driving force in this industryProvides an understanding of the true capabilities behind each vendor's solution to allow for informed buying decisions

  • Flood Your Websites and Blogs with Free Traffic: Quickly Learn How to Send Visitors to Your Web Sites the Organic Way

    Flood Your Websites and Blogs with Free Traffic: Quickly Learn How to Send Visitors to Your Web Sites the Organic Way
    Amanda Eliza Bertha

    There is a whole new world out there and it is still possible to draw a huge crowd to your website. What search engines like is the social media sharing that goes on with your site. If people can share your posts and articles with an easy button that lets your content reach Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any of the other big name social media sites, the search engines will love you.

  • RF Circuit Design: Edition 2

    RF Circuit Design: Edition 2
    Christopher Bowick

    It’s Back! New chapters, examples, and insights; all infused with the timeless concepts and theories that have helped RF engineers for the past 25 years! RF circuit design is now more important than ever as we find ourselves in an increasingly wireless world. Radio is the backbone of today’s wireless industry with protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMax, and ZigBee. Most, if not all, mobile devices have an RF component and this book tells the reader how to design and integrate that component in a very practical fashion. This book has been updated to include today's integrated circuit (IC) and system-level design issues as well as keeping its classic "wire lead" material. Design Concepts and Tools Include •The Basics: Wires, Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors •Resonant Circuits: Resonance, Insertion Loss •Filter Design: High-pass, Bandpass, Band-rejection •Impedance Matching: The L Network, Smith Charts, Software Design Tools •Transistors: Materials, Y Parameters, S Parameters •Small Signal RF Amplifier: Transistor Biasing, Y Parameters, S Parameters •RF Power Amplifiers: Automatic Shutdown Circuitry , Broadband Transformers, Practical Winding Hints •RF Front-End: Architectures, Software-Defined Radios, ADC’s Effects •RF Design Tools: Languages, Flow, Modeling Check out this book’s companion Web site at: for full-color Smith Charts and extra content!Completely updated but still contains its classic timeless informationTwo NEW chapters on RF Front-End Design and RF Design ToolsNot overly math intensive, perfect for the working RF and digital professional that need to build analog-RF-Wireless circuits

  • 4G, LTE-Advanced Pro and The Road to 5G: Edition 3

    4G, LTE-Advanced Pro and The Road to 5G: Edition 3
    Erik Dahlman

    The upcoming 5G specifications from 3GPP, to be available in 2018, will include LTE-Advanced Pro as well as a new 5G radio-access technology. This practical and very successful book, written by engineers working closely with 3GPP, gives insight into the newest technologies and standards adopted by 3GPP, with detailed explanations of the specific solutions chosen and their implementation in LTE, LTE-Advanced, and LTE-Advanced Pro, as well as providing a detailed description of the path to 5G and the associated underlying technologies. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the large extensions to LTE as introduced in 3GPP Releases 12 and 13 and the role of LTE in the upcoming 5G era. New to this edition includes updated content on: 4G and 5G Radio Access Spectrum for 4G and 5G Machine-Type Communication Device-to-Device Communication License-assisted Access Full-dimension MIMOSmall-cell enhancements, eIMTA, FDD+TDD aggregation, dual connectivity Requirements on and general structure of 5G wireless access, addressing the existing and new usage scenarios for 5GTechnical solutions for the new 5G radio-access technology The authors of this book all work at Ericsson Research and have been deeply involved in 3G and 4G development and standardization. They are leading experts in the field and are today actively contributing to the standardization of 4G and 5G within 3GPP.The leading book on 3GPP specifications for LTE, LTE-Advanced, and LTE-Advanced Pro covering up to and including Release 13, written by Ericsson engineers who are heavily involved in the development of 3GPP specificationsTen new chapters and coverage of all major features introduced with Release 12 and 13Two completely new chapters on 5G wireless access including a detailed description of the key technology components under development by 3GPP

  • RF Front-End: World Class Designs

    RF Front-End: World Class Designs
    Janine Love

    All the design and development inspiration and direction a harware engineer needs in one blockbuster book! Janine Love site editor for RF Design Line,columnist, and author has selected the very best RF design material from the Newnes portfolio and has compiled it into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of RF front end design from antenna and filter design fundamentals to optimized layout techniques with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving RF front end design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary RF front end design issues.Contents:Chapter 1 Radio waves and propagationChapter 2 RF Front End DesignChapter 3 Radio Transmission FundamentalsChapter 4 Advanced ArchitecturesChapter 5 RF Power AmplifiersChapter 6 RF AmplifiersCHAPTER 7 Basics of PA DesignChapter 8 Power AmplifiersChapter 9 RF/IF CircuitsChapter 10 FiltersChapter 11 Transmission Lines and PCBs as FiltersChapter 12 Tuning and MatchingChapter 13 Impedance MatchingChapter 14 RF Power Linearization Techniques*Hand-picked content selected by Janine Love, RF DesignLine site editor and author*Proven best design practices for antennas, filters, and layout*Case histories and design examples get you off and running on your current project

  • Zigbee Wireless Networking

    Zigbee Wireless Networking
    Drew Gislason

    ZigBee is a standard based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard for wireless personal networks. This standard allows for the creation of very lost cost and low power networks – these applications run for years rather than months. These networks are created from sensors and actuators and can wireless control many electrical products such as remote controls, medical, industrial, and security sensors. Hundreds of companies are creating applications including Mitsubishi, Motorola, Freescale, and Siemens. This book is written for engineers who plan to develop ZigBee applications and networks, to understand how they work, and to evaluate this technology to see if it is appropriate to a particular project. This book does not simply state facts but explains what ZigBee can do through detailed code examples.*Details how to plan and develop applications and networks*Zigbee sensors have many applications including industrial automation, medical sensing, remote controls, and security*Hot topic for today's electrical engineer because it is low cost and low power

  • Opportunities in 5G Networks: A Research and Development Perspective

    Opportunities in 5G Networks: A Research and Development Perspective
    Fei Hu

    Opportunities in 5G Networks: A Research and Development Perspective uniquely focuses on the R&D technical design of 5th-generation (5G) networks. It is written and edited by researchers and engineers who are world-renown experts in the design of 5G networks. The book consists of four sections: The first section explains what 5G is, what its re

  • Building Mobile Experiences

    Building Mobile Experiences
    Frank Bentley

    Methods for new mobile experiences, from concept creation to prototyping to commercialization.The mobile device is changing the ways we interact with each other and with the world. The mobile experience is distinct from the desktop or laptop experience; mobile apps require a significantly different design philosophy as well as design methods that reflect the unique experience of computing in the world. This book presents an approach to designing mobile media that takes advantage of the Internet-connected, context-aware, and media-sharing capabilities of mobile devices. It introduces tools that can be used at every stage of building a mobile application, from concept creation to commercialization, as well as real-world examples from industry and academia.The methods outlined apply user-centered design processes to mobile devices in a way that makes these methods relevant to the mobile experience—which involves the use of systems in the complex spatial and social world rather than at a desk. The book shows how each project begins with generative research into the practices and desires of a diverse set of potential users, which grounds research and design in the real world. It then describes methods for rapid prototyping, usability evaluation, field testing, and scaling up solutions in order to bring a product to market. Building Mobile Experiences grew out of an MIT course in communicating with mobile technology; it is appropriate for classroom use and as a reference for mobile app designers.

  • Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later, Edition 3

    Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later, Edition 3
    Norman J. Medoff

    Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later provides a synopsis of the beginnings of electronic media in broadcasting and the subsequent advancements into digital media. The Then, Now, and Later approach focuses on how past innovations laid the groundwork for changing trends in technology, providing the opportunity and demand for evolution in both broadcasting and digital media. An updated companion website provides links to additional resources, chapter summaries, study guides and practice quizzes, instructor materials, and more. This new edition features two new chapters: one on social media, and one on choosing your entertainment and information experience. The then/now/later thematic structure of the book helps instructors draw parallels (and contracts) between media history and current events, which helps get students more engaged with the material. The book is known for its clear, concise, readable, and engaging writing style, which students and instructors alike appreciate. The companion website is updated and offers materials for instructors (an IM, PowerPoint slides, and test bank)

  • Hacking Wireless Access Points: Cracking, Tracking, and Signal Jacking

    Hacking Wireless Access Points: Cracking, Tracking, and Signal Jacking
    Jennifer Kurtz

    Hacking Wireless Access Points: Cracking, Tracking, and Signal Jacking provides readers with a deeper understanding of the hacking threats that exist with mobile phones, laptops, routers, and navigation systems. In addition, applications for Bluetooth and near field communication (NFC) technology continue to multiply, with athletic shoes, heart rate monitors, fitness sensors, cameras, printers, headsets, fitness trackers, household appliances, and the number and types of wireless devices all continuing to increase dramatically. The book demonstrates a variety of ways that these vulnerabilities can be—and have been—exploited, and how the unfortunate consequences of such exploitations can be mitigated through the responsible use of technology. Explains how the wireless access points in common, everyday devices can expose us to hacks and threatsTeaches how wireless access points can be hacked, also providing the techniques necessary to protect and defend dataPresents concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to protect against wireless access point attacks

  • LTE for UMTS: OFDMA and SC-FDMA Based Radio Access

    LTE for UMTS: OFDMA and SC-FDMA Based Radio Access
    Harri Holma

    From the editors of the highly successful WCDMA for UMTS, this new book gives a complete and up-to-date overview of Long Term Evolution (LTE) in a systematic and clear manner. It starts with an in-depth explanation of the background and standardization process before moving on to examine the system architecture evolution (SAE). The basics of air interface modulation choices are introduced and key subjects such as 3GPP LTE physical layer and protocol solutions are described. Mobility aspects and radio resource management together with radio and end-to-end performance are assessed. The voice solution and voice capacity in LTE are also illustrated. Finally, the main differences between LTE TDD and FDD modes are examined and HSPA evolution in 3GPP Releases 7 and 8 is described. LTE for UMTS is one of the first books to provide a comprehensive guide to the standards and technologies of LTE. Key features of the book include: Covers all the key aspects of LTE in a systematic manner Presents full description of 3GPP Release 8 LTE Examines the expected performance of LTE Written by experts actively involved in the 3GPP standards and product development.

  • The Hands-on XBEE Lab Manual: Experiments that Teach you XBEE Wirelesss Communications

    The Hands-on XBEE Lab Manual: Experiments that Teach you XBEE Wirelesss Communications
    Jonathan A Titus

    Get the practical knowledge you need to set up and deploy XBee modules with this hands-on, step-by-step series of experiments. The Hands-on XBee Lab Manual takes the reader through a range of experiments, using a hands-on approach. Each section demonstrates module set up and configuration, explores module functions and capabilities, and, where applicable, introduces the necessary microcontrollers and software to control and communicate with the modules. Experiments cover simple setup of modules, establishing a network of modules, identifying modules in the network, and some sensor-interface designs. This book explains, in practical terms, the basic capabilities and potential uses of XBee modules, and gives engineers the know-how that they need to apply the technology to their networks and embedded systems. Jon Titus (KZ1G) is a Freelance technical writer, editor, and designer based in Herriman, Utah, USA and previously editorial director at Test & Measurement World magazine and EDN magazine. Titus is the inventor of the first personal-computer kit, the Mark-8, now in the collection at the Smithsonian Institution.The only book to cover XBee in practical fashion; enables you to get up and running quickly with step-by-step tutorialsProvides insight into the product data sheets, saving you time and helping you get straight to the information you needIncludes troubleshooting and testing information, plus downloadable configuration files and fully-documented source code to illustrate and explain operations

  • CWSP® Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide- Second Edition

    CWSP® Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide- Second Edition
    Certitrek Publishing

    CWSP® Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide- Second Edition: The Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP®) exam (CWSP-205) proves your knowledge of 802.11 wireless LAN security solutions. This study guide provides you with the knowledge you need to prepare for the exam and grasp security concepts required to implement, manage, and troubleshoot secure wireless networks. You will learn about wireless security basics, security issues with 802.11 networks, details of authentication and encryption, and more. The CWSP Study Guide includes: Full coverage of exam CWSP-205 objectives so that you can feel and be prepared on exam day. Sidebars covering important topics Beyond the Exam. In-the-field case studies revealing how security works in the real world. Hands-on exercises you can perform on your own to master security concepts. Several white papers from CWNP included in the appendix related to security.

  • Design, Deployment and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks: A Practical Approach

    Design, Deployment and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks: A Practical Approach
    Ayman ElNashar

    This book provides an insight into the key practical aspects and best practice of 4G-LTE network design, performance, and deployment Design, Deployment and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks addresses the key practical aspects and best practice of 4G networks design, performance, and deployment. In addition, the book focuses on the end-to-end aspects of the LTE network architecture and different deployment scenarios of commercial LTE networks. It describes the air interface of LTE focusing on the access stratum protocol layers: PDCP, RLC, MAC, and Physical Layer. The air interface described in this book covers the concepts of LTE frame structure, downlink and uplink scheduling, and detailed illustrations of the data flow across the protocol layers. It describes the details of the optimization process including performance measurements and troubleshooting mechanisms in addition to demonstrating common issues and case studies based on actual field results. The book provides detailed performance analysis of key features/enhancements such as C-DRX for Smartphones battery saving, CSFB solution to support voice calls with LTE, and MIMO techniques. The book presents analysis of LTE coverage and link budgets alongside a detailed comparative analysis with HSPA+. Practical link budget examples are provided for data and VoLTE scenarios. Furthermore, the reader is provided with a detailed explanation of capacity dimensioning of the LTE systems. The LTE capacity analysis in this book is presented in a comparative manner with reference to the HSPA+ network to benchmark the LTE network capacity. The book describes the voice options for LTE including VoIP protocol stack, IMS Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC). In addition, key VoLTE features are presented: Semi-persistent scheduling (SPS), TTI bundling, Quality of Service (QoS), VoIP with C-DRX, Robust Header Compression (RoHC), and VoLTE Vocoders and De-Jitter buffer. The book describes several LTE and LTE-A advanced features in the evolution from Release 8 to 10 including SON, eICIC, CA, CoMP, HetNet, Enhanced MIMO, Relays, and LBS. This book can be used as a reference for best practices in LTE networks design and deployment, performance analysis, and evolution strategy. Conveys the theoretical background of 4G-LTE networks Presents key aspects and best practice of 4G-LTE networks design and deployment Includes a realistic roadmap for evolution of deployed 3G/4G networks Addresses the practical aspects for designing and deploying commercial LTE networks. Analyzes LTE coverage and link budgets, including a detailed comparative analysis with HSPA+. References the best practices in LTE networks design and deployment, performance analysis, and evolution strategy Covers infrastructure-sharing scenarios for CAPEX and OPEX saving. Provides key practical aspects for supporting voice services over LTE, Written for all 4G engineers/designers working in networks design for operators, network deployment engineers, R&D engineers, telecom consulting firms, measurement/performance tools firms, deployment subcontractors, senior undergraduate students and graduate students interested in understanding the practical aspects of 4G-LTE networks as part of their classes, research, or projects.

  • Instant Android Systems Development How-To

    Instant Android Systems Development How-To
    Earlence Fernandes

    Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks.This is a how-to book with practical, coded examples which are well explained.This book is for seasoned Android SDK programmers. Knowledge of Java, Linux, and C is assumed. Certain Operating System concepts like processes, threads, shared memory, and inter process communication is also assumed, but the book provides necessary background before any obscure topics are introduced.

  • LTE-Advanced: A Practical Systems Approach to Understanding 3GPP LTE Releases 10 and 11 Radio Access Technologies

    LTE-Advanced: A Practical Systems Approach to Understanding 3GPP LTE Releases 10 and 11 Radio Access Technologies
    Sassan Ahmadi

    LTE-Advanced: A Practical Systems Approach to Understanding 3GPP LTE Releases 10 and 11 Radio Access Technologies is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years. The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for engineers who are implementing the technology into future products and services. Reflecting the author's 25 plus years of experience in signal processing and communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular communications protocols, advanced radio access technologies for beyond 4G systems, and broadband cellular standards.An end-to-end description of LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies using a top-down systems approach, providing an in-depth understanding of how the overall system worksDetailed algorithmic descriptions of the individual components’ operation and inter-connectionStrong emphasis on implementation and deployment scenarios, making this a very practical bookAn in-depth coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of LTE Releases 10 and 11Clear and concise descriptions of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts to provide a better understanding of the operation of the system’s componentsCovers all essential system functionalities, features, and their inter-connections based on a clear protocol structure, including detailed signal flow graphs and block diagramsIncludes methodologies and results related to link-level and system-level evaluations of LTE-AdvancedProvides understanding and insight into the advanced underlying technologies in LTE-Advanced up to and including Release 11: multi-antenna signal processing, OFDM, carrier aggregation, coordinated multi-point transmission and reception, eICIC, multi-radio coexistence, E-MBMS, positioning methods, real-time and non-real-time wireless multimedia applications

  • The Smartphone: Anatomy of an Industry

    The Smartphone: Anatomy of an Industry
    Elizabeth Woyke

    A technology reporter’s behind-the-scenes history of the device that has taken over our lives. How have smartphones shaped the way we socialize and interact? Who tracks our actions, our preferences, our movements as recorded by our smartphones? These are just some of the questions that Elizabeth Woyke, a journalist who has covered the industry for Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and MIT Technology Review, addresses in this book. Including photos and an in-depth look at the early decades of mobile communication, The Smartphone offers not only a step-by-step account of how smartphones are designed and manufactured but also a bold exploration of the darker side of this massive industry, including the exploitation of labor, the disposal of electronic waste, and the underground networks that hack and smuggle smartphones. Featuring interviews with key figures in the development of the smartphone and expert assessments of the industry’s main players—Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung—The Smartphone is the perfect introduction to this most personal of gadgets. Your smartphone will never look the same again. “The author does a good job explaining the relationships among the makers, carriers and developers, and she delivers an engrossing chapter on design trends.” —Kirkus Reviews

  • Radar Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB: Edition 3

    Radar Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB: Edition 3
    Bassem R. Mahafza

    Developed from the author’s graduate-level courses, the first edition of this book filled the need for a comprehensive, self-contained, and hands-on treatment of radar systems analysis and design. It quickly became a bestseller and was widely adopted by many professors. The second edition built on this successful format by rearranging and updating topics and code. Reorganized, expanded, and updated, Radar Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB®, Third Edition continues to help graduate students and engineers understand the many issues involved in radar systems design and analysis. Each chapter includes the mathematical and analytical coverage necessary for obtaining a solid understanding of radar theory. Additionally, MATLAB functions/programs in each chapter further enhance comprehension of the theory and provide a source for establishing radar system design requirements. Incorporating feedback from professors and practicing engineers, the third edition of this bestselling text reflects the state of the art in the field and restructures the material to be more convenient for course use. It includes several new topics and many new end-of-chapter problems. This edition also takes advantage of the new features in the latest version of MATLAB. Updated MATLAB code is available for download on the book’s CRC Press web page.

  • Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy

    Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy
    Anindya Ghose

    How the smartphone can become a personal concierge (not a stalker) in the mobile marketing revolution of smarter companies, value-seeking consumers, and curated offers.Consumers create a data trail by tapping their phones; businesses can tap into this trail to harness the power of the more than three trillion dollar mobile economy. According to Anindya Ghose, a global authority on the mobile economy, this two-way exchange can benefit both customers and businesses. In Tap, Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers.Drawing on his extensive research in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and on a variety of real-world examples from companies including Alibaba, China Mobile, Coke, Facebook, SK Telecom, Telefónica, and Travelocity, Ghose describes some intriguingly contradictory consumer behavior: people seek spontaneity, but they are predictable; they find advertising annoying, but they fear missing out; they value their privacy, but they increasingly use personal data as currency. When mobile advertising is done well, Ghose argues, the smartphone plays the role of a personal concierge—a butler, not a stalker.Ghose identifies nine forces that shape consumer behavior, including time, crowdedness, trajectory, and weather, and he examines these how these forces operate, separately and in combination. With Tap, he highlights the true influence mobile wields over shoppers, the behavioral and economic motivations behind that influence, and the lucrative opportunities it represents. In a world of artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, wearable technologies, smart homes, and the Internet of Things, the future of the mobile economy seems limitless.

  • Power Management in Mobile Devices

    Power Management in Mobile Devices
    Findlay Shearer

    Sealed Lead Acid…Nickel Cadmium…Lithium Ion…How do you balance battery life with performance and cost?This book shows you how!Now that "mobile" has become the standard, the consumer not only expects mobility but demands power longevity in wireless devices. As more and more features, computing power, and memory are packed into mobile devices such as iPods, cell phones, and cameras, there is a large and growing gap between what devices can do and the amount of energy engineers can deliver. In fact, the main limiting factor in many portable designs is not hardware or software, but instead how much power can be delivered to the device. This book describes various design approaches to reduce the amount of power a circuit consumes and techniques to effectively manage the available power.Power Management Advice On:•Low Power Packaging Techniques•Power and Clock Gating•Energy Efficient Compilers•Various Display Technologies•Linear vs. Switched Regulators•Software Techniques and Intelligent Algorithms* Addresses power versus performance that each newly developed mobile device faces* Robust case studies drawn from the author's 30 plus years of extensive real world experience are included* Both hardware and software are discussed concerning their roles in power

  • Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials

    Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials
    Will Goldstone

    This book follows an informal, demystifying approach to the world of game development with the Unity game engine. With no prior knowledge of game development or 3D required, you will learn from scratch, taking each concept at a time working up to a full 3D mini-game. You'll learn scripting with C# or JavaScript and master the Unity development environment with easy-to-follow stepwise tasks. If you're a designer or animator who wishes to take their first steps into game development or prototyping, or if you've simply spent many hours sitting in front of video games, with ideas bubbling away in the back of your mind, Unity and this book should be your starting point. No prior knowledge of game production is required, inviting you to simply bring with you a passion for making great games.

  • SIP: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, Fourth Edition

    SIP: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, Fourth Edition
    Alan B. Johnston

    Now in its fourth edition, the ground-breaking Artech House bestseller SIP: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol offers you the most comprehensive and current understanding of this revolutionary protocol for call signaling and IP Telephony. The fourth edition incorporates changes in SIP from the last five years with new chapters on internet threats and attacks, WebRTC and SIP, and substantial updates throughout.This cutting-edge book shows how SIP provides a highly-scalable and cost-effective way to offer new and exciting telecommunication feature sets, helping practitioners design “next generation” network and develop new applications and software stacks. Other key discussions include SIP as a key component in the Internet multimedia conferencing architecture, request and response messages, devices in a typical network, types of servers, SIP headers, comparisons with existing signaling protocols including H.323, related protocols SDP (Session Description Protocol) and RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol), and the future direction of SIP.

  • Next Generation Wireless LANs: 802.11n and 802.11ac, Edition 2

    Next Generation Wireless LANs: 802.11n and 802.11ac, Edition 2
    Eldad Perahia

    If you've been searching for a way to get up to speed on IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac WLAN standards without having to wade through the entire specification, then look no further. This comprehensive overview describes the underlying principles, implementation details and key enhancing features of 802.11n and 802.11ac. For many of these features the authors outline the motivation and history behind their adoption into the standard. A detailed discussion of key throughput, robustness, and reliability enhancing features (such as MIMO, multi-user MIMO, 40/80/160 MHz channels, transmit beamforming and packet aggregation) is given, plus clear summaries of issues surrounding legacy interoperability and coexistence. Now updated and significantly revised, this 2nd edition contains new material on 802.11ac throughput, including revised chapters on MAC and interoperability, plus new chapters on 802.11ac PHY and multi-user MIMO. An ideal reference for designers of WLAN equipment, network managers, and researchers in the field of wireless communications.

  • The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power

    The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power
    Joseph Turow

    A revealing and surprising look at the ways that aggressive consumer advertising and tracking, already pervasive online, are coming to a retail store near you By one expert s prediction, within twenty years half of Americans will have body implants that tell retailers how they feel about specific products as they browse their local stores. The notion may be outlandish, but it reflects executives drive to understand shoppers in the aisles with the same obsessive detail that they track us online. In fact, a hidden surveillance revolution is already taking place inside brick-and-mortar stores, where Americans still do most of their buying. Drawing on his interviews with retail executives, analysis of trade publications, and experiences at insider industry meetings, advertising and digital studies expert Joseph Turow pulls back the curtain on these trends, showing how a new hyper-competitive generation of merchants including Macy s, Target, and Walmart is already using data mining, in-store tracking, and predictive analytics to change the way we buy, undermine our privacy, and define our reputations. Eye-opening and timely, Turow s book is essential reading to understand the future of shopping.

  • A Student s Guide to Coding and Information Theory

    A Student’s Guide to Coding and Information Theory
    Stefan M. Moser

    This easy-to-read guide provides a concise introduction to the engineering background of modern communication systems, from mobile phones to data compression and storage. Background mathematics and specific engineering techniques are kept to a minimum so that only a basic knowledge of high-school mathematics is needed to understand the material covered. The authors begin with many practical applications in coding, including the repetition code, the Hamming code and the Huffman code. They then explain the corresponding information theory, from entropy and mutual information to channel capacity and the information transmission theorem. Finally, they provide insights into the connections between coding theory and other fields. Many worked examples are given throughout the book, using practical applications to illustrate theoretical definitions. Exercises are also included, enabling readers to double-check what they have learned and gain glimpses into more advanced topics, making this perfect for anyone who needs a quick introduction to the subject.

  • Activity-Based Intelligence: Principles and Applications

    Activity-Based Intelligence: Principles and Applications
    Patrick Biltgen

    This new resource presents the principles and applications in the emerging discipline of Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI). This book will define, clarify, and demystify the tradecraft of ABI by providing concise definitions, clear examples, and thoughtful discussion. Concepts, methods, technologies, and applications of ABI have been developed by and for the intelligence community and in this book you will gain an understanding of ABI principles and be able to apply them to activity based intelligence analysis.The book is intended for intelligence professionals, researchers, intelligence studies, policy makers, government staffers, and industry representatives. This book will help practicing professionals understand ABI and how it can be applied to real-world problems.

  • Mobile User Experience: Patterns to Make Sense of it All

    Mobile User Experience: Patterns to Make Sense of it All
    Adrian Mendoza

    This is your must-have resource to the theoretical and practical concepts of mobile UX. You’ll learn about the concepts and how to apply them in real-world scenarios. Throughout the book, the author provides you with 10 of the most commonly used archetypes in the UX arena to help illustrate what mobile UX is and how you can master it as quickly as possible. First, you’ll start off learning how to communicate mobile UX flows visually. From there, you’ll learn about applying and using 10 unique user experience patterns or archetypes for mobile. Finally, you’ll understand how to prototype and use these patterns to create websites and apps. Whether you’re a UX professional looking to master mobility or a designer looking to incorporate the best UX practices into your website, after reading this book, you’ll be better equipped to maneuver this emerging specialty. Addresses the gap between theoretical concepts and the practical application of mobile user experience designIllustrates concepts and examples through an abundance of diagrams, flows, and patternsExplains the differences in touch gestures, user interface elements, and usage patterns across the most common mobile platformsIncludes real-world examples and case studies for this rapidly growing field

  • Telecom 101 Telecommunications Reference Book: 2016 Fourth Edition. High-Quality Reference Book and Study Guide Covering All Major Telecommunications Topics... in Plain English.

    Telecom 101 Telecommunications Reference Book: 2016 Fourth Edition. High-Quality Reference Book and Study Guide Covering All Major Telecommunications Topics… in Plain English.
    Eric Coll, M.Eng.

    Packed with information, authoritative, up to date, covering all major topics – and written in plain English – Telecom 101 Telecommunications Reference Book is an invaluable textbook and day-to-day reference on telecommunications.Telecom 101 covers the core knowledge set required in the telecommunications business today: the technologies, the players, the products and services, jargon and buzzwords, and most importantly, the underlying ideas… and how it all fits together.The course materials for Teracom’s famous Course 101 Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers, augmented with additional topics and bound in this one volume bring you consistency, completeness and unbeatable value.Our approach can be summed up with a simple philosophy: Start at the beginning. Progress in a logical order. Build one concept on top of another. Finish at the end. Avoid jargon. Speak in plain English.Bust the buzzwords, demystify jargon, and cut through doubletalk!Fill gaps and build a solid base of structured knowledge.Understand how everything fits together…. knowledge and understanding that lasts a lifetime.Ideal for anyone needing a book covering all major topics in telecom, data communications, IP and networking… in plain English.A wealth of clear, concise, organized knowledge, impossible to find in one place anywhere else!Join thousands of satisfied customers. Get your copy today!7" x 9" softcover textbook • 488 pages4th edition • Published March 2016print ISBN 9781894887038eBook ISBN 9781894887786Print quantities are limited. Order today to avoid disappointment.Your Go-To Telecommunications ResourceCovering all major topics, we begin with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), then• progress in a logical order, building one concept on top of another,• from voice and data fundamentals to digital, packets, IP and Ethernet, VoIP,• fiber and wireless, DSL and cable, routers and networks, MPLS, ISPs and CDNs,• and finish with the Brave New World of IP Telecom, where voice, data and video are the same thing.• An invaluable day-to-day reference handbook• Learn and retain more reading a hard copy, professionally printed and bound• Up-to-date: published 2016• Allows you to study and review topics before attending a course• An economical and convenient way to self-study… these are the materials to an instructor-led course that costs $1395 to attend.• The Certification Study Guide for the prestigious Telecommunications Certification Organization (TCO) Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) telecommunications certification.Value PricingWritten by our top instructor, Eric Coll, M.Eng., Telecom 101 contain 35 years of knowledge and learning distilled and organized into an invaluable study guide and practical day-to-day reference for non-engineers.Looking through the chapter list and detailed outline below, you'll see that many chapters of Telecom 101 are like self-contained reference books on specific topics, like the PSTN, IP, LANs, MPLS and cellular.You can get all of these topics bound in one volume for one low price.Compare this to hunting down and paying for multiple books by different authors that may or may not cover what you need to know- and you'll agree this is a very attractive deal.Career- and productivity-enhancing training… an investment that will be repaid many times over.Chapter List Telecom 101 is composed of three parts: Fundamentals of Telecommunications, Telecommunications Technologies, and the IP Telecommunications Network. PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS 1 INTRODUCTION2 FUNDAMENTALS OF TELEPHONY3 SWITCHING4 THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRYWe begin with the fundamentals of telephony and the telephone network – the basis for understanding everything else. First is the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN): loops and trunks, circuit-switching, analog, the voiceband and Plain Ordinary Telephone Service (POTS). Plus, new for the fourth edition: Voice over IP (VoIP) is now part of the fundamentals. Next is switching, starting with traditional telephone switches: Centrex, PBX and PBX trunks, and how that relates to the newer ideas of softswitches, Hosted PBX and SIP trunking. This part is completed with a chapter on the telecommunications business: Local Exchange Carriers and Inter-Exchange Carriers, ILECs and CLECs, the main players and how carriers interconnect. PART II TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES 5 DIGITAL6 TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS7 THE NETWORK CLOUD AND SERVICE PROVISIONING8 FIBER OPTICS9 DSL AND CABLE MODEMS: LAST MILE ON COPPER10 WIRELESS The second part is devoted to telecommunications technologies: the actual methods used to implement circuits and services. We begin with digital: what digital is, how voice and video are digitized, and how digitized information is actually transmitted. The next chapter is transmission systems: the high-capacity systems developed to carry many users’ traffic. This starts with the installed base of channelized systems, the hierarchy of DS0, DS1 and DS3 rates and an overview of T1, T3, SONET and ISDN. Then our attention turns to the new generation packetized systems, introducing the concepts of overbooking and bandwidth on demand instead of channels, how this is implemented with frames and packets, coexistence and transition from channels to packets. Then we understand the “Network Cloud”, how services are actually implemented, the three basic types of services and the equipment used for each. Completing this part are chapters on the technologies used to implement the network: Fiber Optics, including fundamentals of fiber, wave-division multiplexing, the network core, Metropolitan Area Networks, Passive Optical Networks and fiber to the premise. Last Mile on Copper: DSL and Cable Modems, including fundamentals of modems, DSLAMs, VDSL, broadband and cable modems. Wireless, concentrating on mobile communications: cellular and mobility concepts, the technologies TDMA, CDMA and OFDM, the generations from 1G to 4G, and the systems GSM, UMTS, 1X and LTE. This chapter is completed with WiFi and satellite. PART III THE IP PACKET-SWITCHED TELECOM NETWORK (IP-PSTN) 11 "DATA" COMMUNICATIONS CONCEPTS12 CODING, FRAMES AND PACKETS13 THE OSI LAYERS AND PROTOCOL STACKS14 ETHERNET, LANS AND VLANS15 IP NETWORKS, ROUTERS AND ADDRESSES16 MPLS AND CARRIER NETWORKS17 THE INTERNET18 WRAPPING UP The third part of Telecom 101 is dedicated to the new-generation IP telecommunications network. We begin by understanding how convergence was achieved by treating voice and video like data – then accordingly, cover the fundamentals of what used to be called “data communications”: DTEs, DCEs, LANs and WANs and the crucial concepts of packets and frames. There are so many functions that need to be performed to implement phone calls, television, web browsing, email and everything else over the IP network, a structure is necessary to be able to identify and discuss separate issues separately. For this purpose, there is a chapter on the OSI Reference Model and its layers, identifying what the layers are, examples of protocols for each layer and how they work together in a protocol stack. Then we begin moving up the layers. The next chapter is on Ethernet, LANs and VLANs (Layer 2), including MAC addresses and MAC frames, LAN cables, Optical Ethernet, LAN switches and how VLANs are used to separate traffic. The next chapter is all about IP (Layer 3): how routers implement the network, routing tables, IP addresses, subnets, IPv4 address classes, static addresses, dynamic addresses and DHCP; public addresses, private addresses and NAT; and an overview of IP version 6. On a real-world telecom network, a traffic management system is required. This is implemented with a technique called in general virtual circuits, and in particular with MPLS. The next chapter in the book covers the fundamentals, briefly reviews legacy technologies X.25, Frame Relay and ATM, then focuses on MPLS and how it is used to implement VPNs, Class of Service, service integration and traffic aggregation. The last main chapter is on the Internet: its origins, what an ISP is and how an ISP connects to the rest of the Internet via transit and peering, the web, the Domain Name System, HTML and HTTP, SSL, MIME and base- 64 encoding for email, Internet telephony and Internet VPNs vs. business customer “MPLS service”. The final chapter is a summary and wrap-up, covering technology deployment from the top down, useful reference charts listing all of the technologies, standard network designs and ending with a look at The Future. APPENDICES Telecommunications technology is in constant change – and some technologies that used to be of prime importance are not so important today, and so have been moved from the main part of the book into appendices. The very last part of the book provides a comprehensive list decoding mainstream acronyms and abbreviations used in telecom. A ALL ABOUT T1B LEGACY VOICE SERVICES AND JARGONC ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Telecom 1017" x 9" softcover textbook • 488 pages4th edition • Published March 2016print ISBN 9781894887038eBook ISBN 9781894887786 Get your copy today!

  • 5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology

    5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology
    Erik Dahlman

    5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology follows the authors' highly celebrated books on 3G and 4G by providing a new level of insight into 5G NR. After an initial discussion of the background to 5G, including requirements, spectrum aspects and the standardization timeline, all technology features of the first phase of NR are described in detail. Included is a detailed description of the NR physical-layer structure and higher-layer protocols, RF and spectrum aspects and co-existence and interworking with LTE. The book provides a good understanding of NR and the different NR technology components, giving insight into why a certain solution was selected. Content includes: Key radio-related requirements of NR, design principles, technical featuresDetails of basic NR transmission structure, showing where it has been inherited from LTE and where it deviates from it, and the reasons whyNR Multi-antenna transmission functionalityDetailed description of the signals and functionality of the initial NR access, including signals for synchronization and system information, random access and pagingLTE/NR co-existence in the same spectrum, the benefits of their interworking as one systemThe different aspects of mobility in NR RF requirements for NR will be described both for BS and UE, both for the legacy bands and for the new mm-wave bandsGives a concise and accessible explanation of the underlying technology and standards for 5G NR radio-access technologyProvides detailed description of the NR physical-layer structure and higher-layer protocols, RF and spectrum aspects and co-existence and interworking with LTEGives insight not only into the details of the NR specification but also an understanding of why certain solutions look like they do

  • Wireless Power Transfer

    Wireless Power Transfer
    Johnson I. Agbinya

    Wireless Power Transfer is the second edition of a well received first book, which published in 2012. It represents the state-of-the-art at the time of writing, and addresses a unique subject of great international interest in terms of research. Most of the chapters are contributed by the main author, though as in the first edition several chapters are contributed by other authors. The authors of the various chapters are experts in their own right on the specific topics within wireless energy transfer. Compared to the first edition, this new edition is more comprehensive in terms of the concepts discussed, and the range of current industrial applications which are presented, such as those of magnetic induction. From the eleven chapters of the first edtion, this second edition has expanded to twenty chapters. More chapters on the theoretical foundations and applications have been included. This new edition also contains chapters which deal with techniques for reducing power losses in wireless power transfer systems. In this regard, specific chapters discuss impedance matching methods, frequency splitting and how to deploy systems based on frequency splitting. A new chapter on multi-dimensional wireless power transfer has also been added. The design of wireless power transfer systems based on bandpass filtering approach has been included, in addition to the two techniques using couple mode theory and electronic circuits. The book has retained chapters on how to increase efficiency of power conversion and induction, and also how to control the power systems. Furthermore, detailed techniques for power relay, including applications, which were also discussed in the first edition, have been updated and kept. The book is written in a progressive manner, with a knowledge of the first chapters making it easier to understand the later chapters. Most of the underlying theories covered in the book are clearly relevant to inductive near field communications, robotic control, robotic propulsion techniques, induction heating and cooking and a range of mechatronic systems.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4: An Easy Guide to the Note 4 s Best Features

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4: An Easy Guide to the Note 4’s Best Features
    Joseph Spark

    The Galaxy Note Edge is another addition to the tech marketplace from phone and tablet giants Samsung. It is a unique limited edition device that stands out with an exceptional screen that wraps around one of its edges, hence the name it has received. The phone has an “edge” which acts as a secondary display that you can use to control the phone from the main screen. It can be used for notifications, apps or as a quick update ticker for information that may constantly change. The Edge was introduced alongside the Note 4 device and looks very similar to it. It also comes standard with many of the features of the Note 4. Clients that use the Edge have pointed out that having this device has made a significant impact on their lives due to its functionality. In this book we look to explore and discuss the features of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

  • Fundamentals of Massive MIMO

    Fundamentals of Massive MIMO
    Thomas L. Marzetta

    Written by pioneers of the concept, this is the first complete guide to the physical and engineering principles of Massive MIMO. Assuming only a basic background in communications and statistical signal processing, it will guide readers through key topics in multi-cell systems such as propagation modeling, multiplexing and de-multiplexing, channel estimation, power control, and performance evaluation. The authors' unique capacity-bounding approach will enable readers to carry out effective system performance analyses and develop advanced Massive MIMO techniques and algorithms. Numerous case studies, as well as problem sets and solutions accompanying the book online, will help readers put knowledge into practice and acquire the skill set needed to design and analyze complex wireless communication systems. Whether you are a graduate student, researcher, or industry professional working in the field of wireless communications, this will be an indispensable guide for years to come.

  • EPC and 4G Packet Networks: Driving the Mobile Broadband Revolution, Edition 2

    EPC and 4G Packet Networks: Driving the Mobile Broadband Revolution, Edition 2
    Magnus Olsson

    Get a comprehensive and detailed insight into the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with this clear, concise and authoritative guide – a fully updated second edition that covers the latest standards and industry developments. The latest additions to the Evolved Packet System (EPS) including e.g. Positioning, User Data Management, eMBMS, SRVCC, VoLTE, CSFB. A detailed description of the nuts and bolts of EPC that are required to really get services up and running on a variety of operator networks. An in-depth overview of the EPC architecture and its connections to the wide variety of network accesses, including LTE, LTE-Advanced, WCDMA/HSPA, GSM, WiFi, etc. The most common operator scenarios of EPS and the common issues faced in their design. The reasoning behind many of the design decisions taken in EPC, in order to understand the full details and background of the all-IP core NEW CONTENT TO THIS EDITION • 150+ New pages, new illustrations and call flows • Covers 3GPP Release 9, 10 and 11 in addition to release 8 • Expanded coverage on Diameter protocol, interface and messages • Architecture overview • Positioning • User Data Management • eMBMS (LTE Broadcasting) • H(e)NodeB/Femto Cells • LIPA/SIPTO/Breakout architectures • Deployment Scenarios • WiFi interworking • VoLTE/MMTel, CS fallback and SRVCC SAE is the core network that supports LTE, the next key stage in development of the UMTS network to provide mobile broadband. It aims to provide an efficient, cost-effective solution for the ever-increasing number of mobile broadband subscribersThere is no other book on the market that covers the entire SAE network architecture; this book summarizes the important parts of the standards, but goes beyond mere description and offers real insight and explanation of the technologyFully updated with the latest developments since the first edition published, and now including additional material and insights on industry trends and views regarding future potential applications of SAE

  • LTE Signaling: Troubleshooting and Performance Measurement, Edition 2

    LTE Signaling: Troubleshooting and Performance Measurement, Edition 2
    Ralf Kreher

    This extensively updated second edition of LTE Signaling, Troubleshooting and Performance Measurement describes the LTE signaling protocols and procedures for the third generation of mobile communications and beyond. It is one of the few books available that explain the LTE signaling messages, procedures and measurements down to the bit & byte level, and all trace examples are taken for a real lab and field trial traces. This book covers the crucial key performance indicators (KPI) to be measured during field trials and deployment phase of new LTE networks. It describes how statistic values can be aggregated and evaluated, and how the network can be optimized during the first stages of deployment, using dedicated examples to enhance understanding. Written by experts in the field of mobile communications, this book systematically describes the most recent LTE signaling procedures, explaining how to identify and troubleshoot abnormal network behavior and common failure causes, as well as describing the normal signaling procedures. This is a unique feature of the book, allowing readers to understand the root cause analysis of problems related to signaling procedures. This book will be especially useful for network operators and equipment manufacturers; engineers; technicians; network planners; developers; researchers; designers; testing personnel and project managers; consulting and training companies; standardization bodies.



    The book is primarily designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Electronics and Communication Engineering and allied branches. It also caters for fundamental requirements of professionals working on design and development of antenna and wave propagation related equipment either in research laboratories or industries or academic institutions elsewhere.The book has been written with intent to grasp the basic understanding of theoretical as well as practical aspects of electromagnetic wave propagation and antenna engineering. The text has been aptly scripted considering the requirements of average students who can easily grasp and comprehend the basics of wave propagation and radiation mechanism of varieties of antennas coupled with their critical functionalities, utilities, advantages/disadvantages without any external assistance of teachers or other reference books. The book broaches very well on practical methods of parametric measurements of antenna with right measuring test equipment and associated tools. The last chapter of the book is dedicated to advance technology adopted in design and development of modern antenna.Key features• A fairly large number of well labelled diagrams to provide practical understanding of the concepts.• The placement of numericals at appropriate places develops confidence among readers and enthuses them further to read in depth to crack any regular or competitive examinations.• Chapter summary highlights important points for quick recap and revision before examination.• Well-crafted multiple choice questions with answers at the end of each chapter to stimulate thought process and prepare better for viva-voce and competitive examinations.• Appropriate number of unsolved numerical problems with answers to improve problem solving skill of students.

  • Principles of Modern Communication Systems

    Principles of Modern Communication Systems
    Samuel O. Agbo

    Written specifically for a one-semester course, this textbook introduces the physical and engineering principles of communication systems using an accessible, yet mathematically rigorous, approach. Beginning with valuable background material on signals and systems, and random processes, the text then guides students through the core topics, including amplitude modulation, pulse modulation, and noise. Key terms and formulae are highlighted throughout to help students identify essential points easily. Worked examples, practice problems, and review questions reinforce concepts and enable students to develop confidence in solving problems on their own. To help visualize the concepts discussed, MATLAB-based exercises and examples are provided throughout, supported by an introductory appendix for students who are new to MATLAB. Each chapter ends with a practical applications section, showing students how concepts are used in real-life communication scenarios and devices. Figures from the book and a solutions manual, password-protected for instructors, are available online.

  • An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE, VoLTE and 4G Mobile Communications, Edition 2

    An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE, VoLTE and 4G Mobile Communications, Edition 2
    Christopher Cox

    Following on from the successful first edition (March 2012), this book gives a clear explanation of what LTE does and how it works. The content is expressed at a systems level, offering readers the opportunity to grasp the key factors that make LTE the hot topic amongst vendors and operators across the globe. The book assumes no more than a basic knowledge of mobile telecommunication systems, and the reader is not expected to have any previous knowledge of the complex mathematical operations that underpin LTE. This second edition introduces new material for the current state of the industry, such as the new features of LTE in Releases 11 and 12, notably coordinated multipoint transmission and proximity services; the main short- and long-term solutions for LTE voice calls, namely circuit switched fallback and the IP multimedia subsystem; and the evolution and current state of the LTE market. It also extends some of the material from the first edition, such as inter-operation with other technologies such as GSM, UMTS, wireless local area networks and cdma2000; additional features of LTE Advanced, notably heterogeneous networks and traffic offloading; data transport in the evolved packet core; coverage and capacity estimation for LTE; and a more rigorous treatment of modulation, demodulation and OFDMA. The author breaks down the system into logical blocks, by initially introducing the architecture of LTE, explaining thetechniques used for radio transmission and reception and the overall operation of the system, and concluding with more specialized topics such as LTE voice calls and the later releases of the specifications. This methodical approach enables readers to move on to tackle the specifications and the more advanced texts with confidence.

  • An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE and 4G Mobile Communications

    An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE and 4G Mobile Communications
    Christopher Cox

    An Introduction to LTE explains the technology used by 3GPP Long Term Evolution. The book covers the whole of LTE, both the techniques used for radio communication between the base station and the mobile phone, and the techniques used for signalling communication and data transport in the evolved packet core. It avoids unnecessary detail, focussing instead on conveying a sound understanding of the entire system. The book is aimed at mobile telecommunication professionals, who want to understand what LTE is and how it works. It is invaluable for engineers who are working on LTE, notably those who are transferring from other technologies such as UMTS and cdma2000, those who are experts in one part of LTE but who want to understand the system as a whole, and those who are new to mobile telecommunications altogether. It is also relevant to those working in non technical roles, such as project managers, marketing executives and intellectual property consultants. On completing the book, the reader will have a clear understanding of LTE, and will be able to tackle the more specialised books and the 3GPP specifications with confidence. Key features – Covers the latest developments in release 10 of the 3GPP specifications, including the new capabilities of LTE-Advanced Includes references to individual sections of the 3GPP specifications, to help readers understand the principles of each topic before going to the specifications for more detailed information Requires no previous knowledge of mobile telecommunications, or of the mathematical techniques that LTE uses for radio transmission and reception

  • Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

    Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story
    John Bloom

    “Good corporate drama . . . an enlightening narrative of how new communications infrastructures often come about.” —The Economist, “A Book of the Year 2016” In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium the company was a commercial disaster. Only months after launching service, it was $11 billion in debt, burning through $100 million a month and crippled by baroque rate plans and agreements that forced calls through Moscow, Beijing, Fucino, Italy, and elsewhere. Bankruptcy was inevitable—the largest to that point in American history. And when no real buyers seemed to materialize, it looked like Iridium would go down as just a “science experiment.” That is, until Dan Colussy got a wild idea. Colussy, a former head of Pan-Am now retired and working on his golf game in Palm Beach, heard about Motorola’s plans to “de-orbit” the system and decided he would buy Iridium and somehow turn around one of the biggest blunders in the history of business. Impeccably researched and wonderfully told, Eccentric Orbits is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of technological achievement, business failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time. “Deep reporting put forward with epic intentions . . . a story that soars and jumps and dives and digresses . . . [A] big, gutsy, exciting book.” —The Wall Street Journal, “A Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016” “Spellbinding . . . A tireless researcher, Bloom delivers a superlative history . . . A tour de force.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Crystal Clear: The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II

    Crystal Clear: The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II
    Richard J. Thompson, Jr.

    Quartz crystal-a technology that changed the tide of World War II Some of the defining leaps in technology in the twentieth century occurred during the Second World War, from radar to nuclear energy. Often left out of historical discussions are quartz crystals, which proved to be just as pivotal to the Allied victory-and to post-war development-as other technologies. Quartz crystals provided the U.S. military, for the first time, with reliable communication on the front lines, and then went on to become the core of some of the most basic devices of the post-war era, from watches, clocks, and color televisions, to cell phones and computers. In Crystal Clear, Richard Thompson relates the story of the quartz crystal in World War II, from its early days as a curiosity for amateur radio enthusiasts, to its use by the United States Armed Forces. It follows the intrepid group of scientists and engineers from the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army as they raced to create an effective quartz crystal unit. They had to find a reliable supply of radio-quality quartz; devise methods to reach, mine, and transport the quartz; find a way to manufacture quartz crystal oscillators rapidly; and then solve the puzzling "aging problem" that plagued the early units. Ultimately, the development of quartz oscillators became the second largest scientific undertaking in World War II after the Manhattan Project. Bringing to light a little-known aspect of World War II, Crystal Clear offers a glimpse inside one of the most significant efforts in the annals of engineering.

  • ZigBee Wireless Networks and Transceivers

    ZigBee Wireless Networks and Transceivers
    Shahin Farahani

    ZigBee is a short-range wireless networking standard backed by such industry leaders as Motorola, Texas Instruments, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Freescale, etc. It supports mesh networking, each node can transmit and receive data, offers high security and robustness, and is being rapidly adopted in industrial, control/monitoring, and medical applications. This book will explain the ZigBee protocol, discuss the design of ZigBee hardware, and describe how to design and implement ZigBee networks. The book has a dedicated website for the latest technical updates, ZigBee networking calculators, and additional materials. Dr. Farahani is a ZigBee system engineer for Freescale semiconductors Inc. The book comes with a dedicated website that contains additional resources and calculators: http://www.learnZigBee.comProvides a comprehensive overview of ZigBee technology and networking, from RF/physical layer considerations to application layer developmentDiscusses ZigBee security features such as encryptionDescribes how ZigBee can be used in location detection applicationsExplores techniques for ZigBee co-existence with other wireless technologies such as 802.11 and BluetoothThe book comes with a dedicated website that contains additional resources and calculators:

  • All New Kindle Fire HD Complete Guide for Seniors: How to Get The Most Out Of Your Kindle Devices with Simple Step-by Step Instructions in 30 Minutes.

    All New Kindle Fire HD Complete Guide for Seniors: How to Get The Most Out Of Your Kindle Devices with Simple Step-by Step Instructions in 30 Minutes.
    Daryl P. Roper

    This is manual for the latest generation of Kindle E-Readers and Fire Tablets, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, Fire HD 6, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and Fire HDX 8.9 for easy usability and maximum functionality. In this book, you’re going to learn the essential features of Fire Tablet HD series and some untapped information you never know you can achieve with your Amazon Fire HD! As you read further in this book, you will learn; how to start up your Amazon Fire HD, register it or de-register it, buy books and Apps from your device, sideload a digital publication purchased from Amazon website, transferring files, music, videos, and even get content downloaded to your Fire HD, create a household access and share content. You’re going to learn how to personalize your device and how to use your FIRE HD and lot more. It’s straight to solution guide without additional over-long boring details. By the time you finish reading this book, you’re going to know all you need to make use of your FIRE HD like a PRO and make it serve you better.

  • Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach, Edition 2

    Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach, Edition 2
    Paul Goransson

    Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach, Second Edition provides in-depth coverage of the technologies collectively known as Software Defined Networking (SDN). The book shows how to explain to business decision-makers the benefits and risks in shifting parts of a network to the SDN model, when to integrate SDN technologies in a network, and how to develop or acquire SDN applications. In addition, the book emphasizes the parts of the technology that encourage opening up the network, providing treatment for alternative approaches to SDN that expand the definition of SDN as networking vendors adopt traits of SDN to their existing solutions. Since the first edition was published, the SDN market has matured, and is being gradually integrated and morphed into something more compatible with mainstream networking vendors. This book reflects these changes, with coverage of the OpenDaylight controller and its support for multiple southbound protocols, the Inclusion of NETCONF in discussions on controllers and devices, expanded coverage of NFV, and updated coverage of the latest approved version (1.5.1) of the OpenFlow specification.Contains expanded coverage of controllersIncludes a new chapter on NETCONF and SDNPresents expanded coverage of SDN in optical networksProvides support materials for use in computer networking courses

  • Getting Started with Intel Galileo: Electronic Projects with the Quark-Powered Arduino-Compatible Board

    Getting Started with Intel Galileo: Electronic Projects with the Quark-Powered Arduino-Compatible Board
    Matt Richardson

    Getting Started with the Intel Galileo gets you up and running with this new, x86-powered board that was developed in collaboration between Arduino and Intel. You'll learn how to set it up, connect it to your computer, and begin programming. You'll learn how to build electronics projects around the Galileo, and you'll explore the features and power that make it different from all the boards that came before.Developed in collaboration with the Intel Galileo team, and in consultation with members of the Arduino team, this is the definitive introduction to Intel's new board for makers.

  • The Undersea Network

    The Undersea Network
    Nicole Starosielski

    In our "wireless" world it is easy to take the importance of the undersea cable systems for granted, but the stakes of their successful operation are huge, as they are responsible for carrying almost all transoceanic Internet traffic. In The Undersea Network Nicole Starosielski follows these cables from the ocean depths to their landing zones on the sandy beaches of the South Pacific, bringing them to the surface of media scholarship and making visible the materiality of the wired network. In doing so, she charts the cable network's cultural, historical, geographic and environmental dimensions. Starosielski argues that the environments the cables occupy are historical and political realms, where the network and the connections it enables are made possible by the deliberate negotiation and manipulation of technology, culture, politics and geography. Accompanying the book is an interactive digital mapping project, where readers can trace cable routes, view photographs and archival materials, and read stories about the island cable hubs.

  • WCDMA for UMTS: HSPA Evolution and LTE, Edition 5

    WCDMA for UMTS: HSPA Evolution and LTE, Edition 5
    Harri Holma

    Now in its fifth edition, the bestselling book on UMTS has been updated to cover 3GPP WCDMA and High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) from Release 99 to Release 9. Written by leading experts in the field, the book explains HSPA performance based on simulations and field experience, and illustrates the benefits of HSPA evolution (HSPA+) both from the operators and from the end user?s perspective. It continues to provide updated descriptions of the 3GPP standard including the physical layer, radio protocols on layers 1-3 and a system architecture description. The challenges and solutions regarding terminal RF design are also discussed, including the benefits of HSPA+ power saving features. There is also the addition of a new chapter on femto cells as part of the updates to this fifth edition. Key updates include: HSPA evolution (HSPA+); Multicarrier HSPA solutions; HSPA femto cells (home base stations); TD-SCDMA system description; Terminal power consumption optimization. Updated description of LTE

  • Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology

    Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology
    SC Moatti

    Mobile has now become such an integral part of how we live that, for many people, losing a cell phone is like losing a limb. Everybody knows mobile is the future, and every business wants in, but what are the elements of mobile success? SC Moatti, a Silicon Valley veteran who was an executive with Facebook, Trulia, and Nokia, gives businesses and professionals simple ways to thrive in this modern day “gold rush.” More than a book on technology, this is a book about human nature and what matters most to us. Moatti shows that because mobile products have become extensions of ourselves, we expect from them what we wish for ourselves: an attractive body, a meaningful life, and a growing repertoire of skills. She has created an all-encompassing formula that makes it easy for any business to develop a strategy for creating winning mobile products.Her Body Rule dictates that mobile products must appeal to our sense of beauty—but beauty in a mobile world is both similar to and different from what it means offline. The Spirit Rule says mobile products must help us address our deepest personal needs. And the Mind Rule explains that businesses that want to succeed in mobile need to continually analyze the user experience so they can improve every iteration of their products. Moatti includes case studies from mobile pioneers such as Facebook, Uber, Tinder, WhatsApp, and more. The market is full of how-to books for programming apps, but no works examine what is required for success in the mobile era. Until now.