Ultra-Wideband stands poised to replace any current wireless technology and revolutionize even the SOHO market.
° UWB is a revolutionary wireless technology for transmitting digital data over a wide spectrum of frequency bands with very low power
° Aggressive commercialization efforts of UWB technology are currently in progress
° Describes essentials of Ultra-wideband (UWB) communications systems as well as its target markets such as military, entertainment, and automotive industries
The Easy-to-Understand, Up-to-the-Minute Guide to UWB Technologies, Applications, and Markets
Ultra-wideband's exceptional capacity and power characteristics make it one of this generation's most exciting technologies. From wireless communications to entertainment, and from the automotive industry to homeland security, UWB is poised to revolutionize an extraordinary array of applications. Now, one of the field's leading experts presents the most accessible and up-to-date UWB guidebook ever written.
Dr. Faranak Nekoogar explains UWB principles and technologies simply and clearly, addressing key issues such as pulse generation, modulation, multiple access techniques, and interference. In addition, she presents a complete market analysis--identifying the most promising applications, initial and future markets, and regulatory trends.
Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications will be indispensable for everyone interested in UWB technology, regardless of their radio frequency experience: engineers, managers, marketers, analysts, purchasing agents, business strategists, journalists, and students alike.
Inside you will find
About the Author.
1. Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Communications.
History and Background
Differences Between UWB and Spread Spectrum
Single Band vs. Multiband
The Regulatory Situation
FCC Emission Limits
2. UWB Sources and Antennas.
UWB Pulse Generation
3. Pulse-Detection and Multiple-Access Techniques.
Conventional Pulse-Detection Techniques
Pulse Modulation and Detection Techniques
UWB Multiple-Access Techniques
4. Interference Issues.
Interference Effects on IEEE 802.11a/b WLANs
Interference to GPS Receivers
Interference to Cellular Systems
5. Applications and Target Markets.
Initial Mass Market Opportunities
Driving CE, PC, and Mobile Industry Convergence
Existing Potential Markets
Target Consumer Electronics Products
Target PC-Oriented Markets
UWB in Consumer Electronics Devices
UWB for PC-Oriented Applications
Future Mass Market
Additional and Niche Markets
UWB Market Players
Appendix A: Theoretical Derivations of UWB Interference Effects on Existing Radio Systems.
802.11a/b WLAN Systems
CDMA-Based Cellular Systems