Wireless Technologies: Circuits, Systems, and Devices

Krzysztof Iniewski

© 2007 - CRC Press
Published October 11, 2007
Reference - 696 Pages - 530 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849379963 - CAT# 7996
Series: Devices, Circuits, and Systems

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  • Explores the potential merger of silicon and MEMS technologies
  • Covers wireless technologies beyond standard WLAN and 3G cell phone applications
  • Focuses on new and original radio architectures, such as software defined, ultra wide band, cognitive, and UWB radios
  • Discusses the advantages of using wireless systems in medical applications
  • Confronts issues in the area of ultra-low power dissipation
  • Summary

    Advanced concepts for wireless technologies present a vision of technology that is embedded in our surroundings and practically invisible. From established radio techniques like GSM, 802.11 or Bluetooth to more emerging technologies, such as Ultra Wide Band and smart dust motes, a common denominator for future progress is the underlying integrated circuit technology. Wireless Technologies responds to the explosive growth of standard cellular radios and radically different wireless applications by presenting new architectural and circuit solutions engineers can use to solve modern design problems.

    This reference addresses state-of-the art CMOS design in the context of emerging wireless applications, including 3G/4G cellular telephony, wireless sensor networks, and wireless medical application. Written by top international experts specializing in both the IC industry and academia, this carefully edited work uncovers new design opportunities in body area networks, medical implants, satellite communications, automobile radar detection, and wearable electronics.

    The book is divided into three sections: wireless system perspectives, chip architecture and implementation issues, and devices and technologies used to fabricate wireless integrated circuits. Contributors address key issues in the development of future silicon-based systems, such as scale of integration, ultra-low power dissipation, and the integration of heterogeneous circuit design style and processes onto one substrate.

    Wireless sensor network systems are now being applied in critical applications in commerce, healthcare, and security. This reference, which contains 25 practical and scientifically rigorous articles, provides the knowledge communications engineers need to design innovative methodologies at the circuit and system level.


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