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  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-016511-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-016511-4

This complete technical guide to home network media, protocols, and implementation is the first systematic technical guide to all leading transmission media and communication protocols for in-home networking.

Using detailed simulation techniques provided as MATLAB files and SIMULINK models (downloadable from the companion website), Walter Y. Chen covers the technical challenges and implementation of twisted-pair telephone wiring, coax, powerline, and RF transmission. Next, Chen thoroughly reviews each leading communications protocol: Ethernet, HomePNA 1.0/2.0, FireWire, X-10, CEBus, HomePlug, Wireless LAN, and HomeRF. Finally, he covers today's leading mechanisms and protocols for linking the Internet with home networks. Coverage includes:

  • Transmission potentials for each medium, including channel and noise models, and channel capacity calculation
  • Key features of each standard, with corresponding implementation approaches
  • Standardized transmission protocols, corresponding transceiver structures, and performance estimates
  • Home network topologies and interconnection protocols, including Peer-to-Peer, NAT, and MAC Bridging



To further your understanding of the protocols discussed in the book, we are making available MATLAB and Simulink simulations created by Dr. Chen as a special supplement for readers.

Download the simulations (ZIP archive, 225 kb).



To facilitate your work with Home Networking Basis: Transmission Environments and Wired/Wireless Protocols, First Edition, we are providing links to the online resources listed in the reference section at the end of the chapters.


Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Twisted Pair

Chapter 3 Coaxial Cable

Chapter 4 Electrical Wiring

Chapter 5 Radio Wave

Chapter 6 Ethernet

Chapter 9 X-10, CEBus, HomePlug

Chapter 12 Home Networking Protocols

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Home Networking: Understanding Coaxial Cable

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Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with References.)



1. Introduction.

Home Environment. Available Means of Transmission. Chapter Summaries.

2. Twisted Pair.

Twisted Pair Cable. Twisted Pair Cable Channel Model. Noise Model. Radio Frequency Interference. Channel Capacity. MATLAB Files.

3. Coaxial Cable.

In-House TV Wiring. Coaxial Cable Model. Splitters. Tap. Cable TV Channel Allocation Scheme. Channel Model. Noise Environment. Channel Capacity. MATLAB Files.

4. Electrical Wiring.

In-House Electrical Wiring Cable. In-House Electrical Wiring Model. Electromagnetic Emission and Power Spectrum Density. Noise Environment. Channel Capacity. MATLAB Files.

5. Radio Wave.

Available Radio Frequency Spectra. Indoor Radio Environment. Channel Attenuation Model. Channel Impulse Response Model. Noise Level. Channel Capacity Calculation. MATLAB/Simulink Models.

6. Ethernet.

Media Access and Control Protocol. 10BaseT. 100BaseT4. 100BaseTX. 100BaseT2. Autonegotiation. Media Independent Interface. MATLAB Files.

7. HomePNA.

HomePNA. HomePNA 2.0 QAM. MATLAB Files.

8. FireWire.

Arbitration Protocol. 1394-1995 Cable Physical Layer Attributes. Highlights of 1394b. 1394b Twisted Cable Physical Layer Attributes. MATLAB Files.

9. X-10, CEBus, HomePlug.

X-10. CEBus. HomePlug. MATLAB Files.

10. Wireless Ethernet.

Media Access Control Protocol. Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum. Complementary Code Keying. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing. MATLAB Files.

11. HomeRF.

Media Access Control Basics. HomeRF 1.0 Physical Layer Attributes. Highlights of HomeRF 2.0.

12. Home Networking Protocols.

Broadband Internet Access. Peer-to-Peer Networking. Network Address Translation. MAC Bridging.



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