ZigBee Wireless Networks and Transceivers by Shahin Farahani, PhD, System Engineer, Freescale Semiconductor
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.com Table of Contents Chapter 1: ZigBee? Basics Chapter 2: ZigBee? / IEEE 802.15.4 Networking Examples Chapter 3: ZigBee? / IEEE 802.15.4 Protocol Layers Chapter 4: Transceiver Requirements Chapter 5: RF Propagation, Antennas, and Regulatory Requirements Chapter 6: Battery Life Analysis Chapter 7: Location Estimating Using ZigBee? Chapter 8: ZigBee? Coexistence Chapter 9: Related Technologies Appendices
This is a complete guide to the ZigBee wireless networking standard, transceiver performance requirements, location estimation, and power reduction methods.