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Home Network Basis: Transmission Environments and Wired/Wireless Protocols

Book Description

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

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. About Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
    3. Preface
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Introduction
      1. Home Environment
      2. Available Means of Transmission
      3. Chapter Summaries
      4. References
    6. Twisted Pair
      1. Twisted Pair Cable
      2. Twisted Pair Cable Channel Model
      3. Noise Model
      4. Radio Frequency Interference
      5. Channel Capacity
      6. MATLAB Files
      7. References
    7. Coaxial Cable
      1. In-House TV Wiring
      2. Coaxial Cable Model
      3. Splitters
      4. Tap
      5. Cable TV Channel Allocation Scheme
      6. Channel Model
      7. Noise Environment
      8. Channel Capacity
      9. MATLAB Files
      10. References
    8. Electrical Wiring
      1. In-House Electrical Wiring Cable
      2. In-House Electrical Wiring Model
      3. Electromagnetic Emission and Power Spectrum Density
      4. Noise Environment
      5. Channel Capacity
      6. Matlab Files
      7. References
    9. Radio Wave
      1. Available Radio Frequency Spectra
      2. Indoor Radio Environment
      3. Channel Attenuation Model
      4. Channel Impulse Response Model
      5. Noise Level
      6. Channel Capacity Calculation
      7. MATLAB/Simulink Models
      8. References
    10. Ethernet
      1. Media Access and Control Protocol
      2. 10BaseT
      3. 100BaseT4
      4. 100BaseTX
      5. 100BaseT2
      6. Autonegotiation
      7. Media Independent Interface
      8. MATLAB Files
      9. References
    11. HomePNA
      1. HomePNA 1.0
      2. HomePNA 2.0 QAM
      3. MATLAB Files
      4. References
    12. FireWire
      1. Arbitration Protocol
      2. 1394-1995 Cable Physical Layer Attributes
      3. Highlights of 1394b
      4. 1394b Twisted Cable Physical Layer Attributes
      5. MATLAB Files
      6. References
    13. X-10, CEBus, HomePlug
      1. X-10
      2. CEBus
      3. HomePlug
      4. MATLAB Files
      5. References
    14. Wireless Ethernet
      1. Media Access Control Protocol
      2. Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum
      3. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
      4. Complementary Code Keying
      5. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
      6. MATLAB Files
      7. References
    15. HomeRF
      1. Media Access Control Basics
      2. HomeRF 1.0 Physical Layer Attributes
      3. Highlights of HomeRF 2.0
      4. Reference
    16. Home Networking Protocols
      1. Broadband Internet Access
      2. Peer-to-Peer Networking
      3. Network Address Translation
      4. MAC Bridging
      5. References
    17. About the Author