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The Handbook of Personal Area Networking Technologies and Protocols

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This authoritative handbook offers unparalleled coverage of the wireless personal area networking technologies and their associated protocols. Low energy and sensor technologies, such as Bluetooth low energy, low power Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, EnOcean and ANT+ are covered, along with the remaining WPAN technologies to include NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WirelessUSB and WHDI. All are exhaustively explained in a unique, real-world context. It demonstrates how technologies such as WiMAX, 3G/4G/LTE and Femtocells have inadvertently blurred the boundaries between personal and wide area communications, creating disruptive topologies through technology convergence. The handbook explores the consumers' perception of the technologies underlying their chosen products, with an emphasis on the electronics, domotics, sports/fitness and health industries. It also provides vital information for technical marketers, revealing how our personal space is being pulled into social media streams, such as Twitter and Facebook. An essential read for students, software engineers/developers, product planners and technical marketers alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Coverpage
  2. The Handbook of Personal Area Networking Technologies and Protocols
  3. Epigraph
  4. Title page
  5. Copyright page
  6. Dedication
  7. Epigraph
  8. Epigraph
  9. Contents
  10. About the Author
  11. Making My Book Social
  12. Acknowledgements
  13. Before We Begin
  14. About This Book
  15. Part I What's In Your Area Network?
    1. 1 It's a Small Wireless World
      1. 1.1 Let's Keep It Simple (Stupid!)
        1. 1.1.1 Applying ICE to Your Wireless Product Development Life-cycle
        2. 1.1.2 Interference and the Packet-hungry
        3. 1.1.3 Cutting the Cable
      2. 1.2 Understanding the Audience
      3. 1.3 Making Wireless Technology New
        1. 1.3.1 The Nineteenth-century Wireless Secret
        2. 1.3.2 Sourcing New Applications
        3. 1.3.3 Reinventing the Wheel
        4. 1.3.4 Selling the Sizzle, not the Sausage
        5. 1.3.5 A Wireless Utopia
    2. 2 What is a Personal Area Network?
      1. 2.1 The Origin of the Area Network
      2. 2.2 The Personal Area Network
        1. 2.2.1 Conception
        2. 2.2.2 The Wireless Personal Area Network
        3. 2.2.3 The Wi-Fi Anomaly
        4. 2.2.4 802.15 WPAN
      3. 2.3 Ever-decreasing Circles
    3. 3 Disruptive Topologies through Technology Convergence
      1. 3.1 Disruptive Topologies
        1. 3.1.1 Understanding Networking Topologies
        2. 3.1.2 Dissolving the Boundaries
      2. 3.2 Technology Convergence
        1. 3.2.1 White Space Radio
        2. 3.2.2 3G, LTE, and LTE Advanced
        3. 3.2.3 Satellite Broadband
    4. 4 Introducing the Lawnmower Man Effect
      1. 4.1 Overview
      2. 4.2 The Social Media Phenomenon
        1. 4.2.1 Cross Platform Promotion
      3. 4.3 Intelligent Personal Area Networking
      4. 4.4 The Extended Personal Area Network
        1. 4.4.1 The Home Area Network
        2. 4.4.2 The Body Area Network
        3. 4.4.3 The Vehicle Area Network
      5. 4.5 Wireless Convergence
        1. 4.5.1 A One-Size-Fits-All Technology
      6. 4.6 Media Convergence
        1. 4.6.1 Social TV
  16. Part II The Wireless Sensor Network
    1. 5 Introducing Low Power and Wireless Sensor Technologies
      1. 5.1 Energy Efficient Labeling
        1. 5.1.1 The European Union Energy Label
        2. 5.1.2 The International Energy Star Logo
      2. 5.2 Energy Efficient Techniques in Wireless Technology
        1. 5.2.1 Deriving Energy from Alternative Resources
        2. 5.2.2 What Is Renewable Energy?
        3. 5.2.3 No Batteries Required
        4. 5.2.4 Optimizing Data Transmission
      3. 5.3 What Do Low Power and Sensor Technology Provide?
      4. 5.4 What Should We Expect from Part II?
    2. 6 Enabling the Internet of Things
      1. 6.1 Shaping an IP-enabled World
        1. 6.1.1 What Are Smart Objects?
        2. 6.1.2 Smart Agents
      2. 6.2 The IoT Architecture
    3. 7 Bluetooth low energy: The Smart Choice
      1. 7.1 Overview
        1. 7.1.1 The History of Bluetooth low energy
        2. 7.1.2 Opening up a New Market for Bluetooth Technology
        3. 7.1.3 The Bluetooth low energy Timeline
        4. 7.1.4 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group
      2. 7.2 The Bluetooth low energy Market
      3. 7.3 The Bluetooth low energy Application Portfolio
        1. 7.3.1 BLE-specific Profiles
      4. 7.4 Bluetooth low energy and its Competitors
        1. 7.4.1 The New 3-in-1 Specification
      5. 7.5 Networking Topology
        1. 7.5.1 Piconets
      6. 7.6 The Bluetooth low energy Architecture
        1. 7.6.1 The Physical Layer
        2. 7.6.2 The Link Layer
        3. 7.6.3 The Host Controller Interface
        4. 7.6.4 L2CAP
        5. 7.6.5 The Attribute Protocol
        6. 7.6.6 The Security Manager Protocol
        7. 7.6.7 The Generic Attribute Profile
        8. 7.6.8 Generic Access Profile
    4. 8 Control Your World with ZigBee
      1. 8.1 Overview
        1. 8.1.1 The ZigBee Alliance
        2. 8.1.2 ZigBee's Timeline
      2. 8.2 ZigBee's Market
      3. 8.3 ZigBee's Application Standards Portfolio
        1. 8.3.1 Home Automation
        2. 8.3.2 Building Automation
        3. 8.3.3 Smart Energy
        4. 8.3.4 Remote Control
        5. 8.3.5 Input Device
        6. 8.3.6 3D Sync
        7. 8.3.7 Telecom Services
        8. 8.3.8 Health Care
        9. 8.3.9 Retail Services
      4. 8.4 ZigBee and its Competitors
        1. 8.4.1 Overlapping Technologies
      5. 8.5 Networking Topology
        1. 8.5.1 ZigBee Devices
      6. 8.6 The Application Layer
      7. 8.7 Application Framework
        1. 8.7.1 Application Profiles
        2. 8.7.2 Endpoints
        3. 8.7.3 Device Descriptors
      8. 8.8 ZigBee Device Objects
        1. 8.8.1 Device Profile
        2. 8.8.2 Device Objects
      9. 8.9 Application Support Sub-layer
        1. 8.9.1 APS Service Primitives
        2. 8.9.2 APS Frame Formats
      10. 8.10 The Network Layer
        1. 8.10.1 NWK Service Primitives
        2. 8.10.2 NWK Frame Formats
      11. 8.11 ZigBee Security
      12. 8.12 MAC and PHY Layers
        1. 8.12.1 Coexistence
      13. 8.13 ZigBee RF4CE
        1. 8.13.1 Networking Topology
        2. 8.13.2 The ZigBee RF4CE Application Layer
        3. 8.13.3 The ZigBee RF4CE Network Layer
    5. 9 Green, Smart, and Wireless: EnOcean
      1. 9.1 Overview
        1. 9.1.1 Venture-funding
        2. 9.1.2 The EnOcean Alliance
        3. 9.1.3 EnOcean's Timeline
      2. 9.2 EnOcean's Market
      3. 9.3 EnOcean's Application Portfolio
      4. 9.4 EnOcean and its Competitors
      5. 9.5 Networking Topology
      6. 9.6 The Dolphin Platform
        1. 9.6.1 The EnOcean Radio Protocol
        2. 9.6.2 The EnOcean Serial Protocol
      7. 9.7 The Dolphin Architecture
        1. 9.7.1 The DolphinAPI
        2. 9.7.2 The EnOcean System Software Layer
        3. 9.7.3 Smart Acknowledge
        4. 9.7.4 The Hardware Abstraction Layer
      8. 9.8 The EnOcean Equipment Profiles
    6. 10 The Power of Less: ANT
      1. 10.1 Overview
        1. 10.1.1 The ANT+ Alliance
        2. 10.1.2 ANT's Timeline
      2. 10.2 ANT's Market
      3. 10.3 ANT's Application Portfolio
        1. 10.3.1 ANT+ Device Profiles
      4. 10.4 ANT Wireless and its Competitors
      5. 10.5 Networking Topology
        1. 10.5.1 Channel-based Communication
      6. 10.6 The ANT Architecture
        1. 10.6.1 The ANT Node
        2. 10.6.2 ANT Channels
        3. 10.6.3 Device Pairing
      7. 10.7 The ANT Interface
  17. Part III The Classic Personal Area Network
    1. 11 Introducing the Classic Personal Area Networking Technologies
      1. 11.1 It's Never as Simple as Just Cutting the Cable!
      2. 11.2 What Do Classic PAN Technologies Provide?
      3. 11.3 What Should We Expect from Part III?
    2. 12 Just Touch with NFC
      1. 12.1 Overview
        1. 12.1.1 The NFC Forum
        2. 12.1.2 Comparing NFC and RFID
        3. 12.1.3 NFC's Timeline
      2. 12.2 NFC's Market
      3. 12.3 NFC's Application Portfolio
      4. 12.4 NFC and its Competitors
        1. 12.4.1 Complementary rather than Competitive
      5. 12.5 Networking Topology
      6. 12.6 The NFC Architecture
        1. 12.6.1 Peer-to-Peer Mode
        2. 12.6.2 Card Emulation Mode
        3. 12.6.3 Reader/Writer Mode
      7. 12.7 Simple NDEF Exchange Protocol
        1. 12.7.1 The SNEP Request Message
        2. 12.7.2 The SNEP Response Message
        3. 12.7.3 Versioning
        4. 12.7.4 SNEP Fragmentation
      8. 12.8 The Logical Link Control Protocol
        1. 12.8.1 The LLCP Architecture
        2. 12.8.2 The LLC PDU Format
      9. 12.9 NFC Data Exchange Format
        1. 12.9.1 The Record Format
        2. 12.9.2 Chunking
      10. 12.10 Record Type Definition
        1. 12.10.1 Record Types
      11. 12.11 Activities, Digital Protocol, and Analog
    3. 13 The 802.11 Generation and Wi-Fi
      1. 13.1 Overview
        1. 13.1.1 Ethernet
        2. 13.1.2 The 802.11 Standards
        3. 13.1.3 The Wi-Fi Alliance
        4. 13.1.4 Wi-Fi's Timeline
      2. 13.2 Wi-Fi's Market
      3. 13.3 Wi-Fi Application Portfolio
      4. 13.4 Wi-Fi and its Competitors
      5. 13.5 Networking Topologies
        1. 13.5.1 Service Set Identifier
        2. 13.5.2 Wireless Stations
        3. 13.5.3 Basic Service Set
        4. 13.5.4 Distribution Systems
        5. 13.5.5 Mesh BSSs
      6. 13.6 The 802.11 Software Architecture
        1. 13.6.1 MAC Data Service
        2. 13.6.2 PHY Services
        3. 13.6.3 The 2.4 GHz DSSS System
        4. 13.6.4 The OFDM PHY System
        5. 13.6.5 The HT PHY
        6. 13.6.6 Layer Management
      7. 13.7 Wi-Fi Protected Access
        1. 13.7.1 Security Features with WPA2
      8. 13.8 Wi-Fi Protected Setup
        1. 13.8.1 Set-up Options
        2. 13.8.2 The Registrar
      9. 13.9 Wi-Fi Multimedia
        1. 13.9.1 Empowering Wi-Fi Networks with QoS
        2. 13.9.2 WMM-Power Save
      10. 13.10 Wi-Fi Direct
        1. 13.10.1 Wi-Fi is More Than Internet Connectivity
        2. 13.10.2 Wi-Fi Direct in an Enterprise Context
        3. 13.10.3 Certification
    4. 14 Bluetooth Classic and High speed: More Than Cable Replacement
      1. 14.1 Overview
        1. 14.1.1 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group
        2. 14.1.2 Bluetooth's Timeline
        3. 14.1.3 Shaping the Personal Area Network
      2. 14.2 Bluetooth's Market
      3. 14.3 Bluetooth's Application Portfolio
        1. 14.3.1 Bluetooth Profiles
      4. 14.4 Bluetooth wireless technology and its Competitors
      5. 14.5 Networking Topology
        1. 14.5.1 Piconets and Scatternets
      6. 14.6 The Bluetooth Architecture
        1. 14.6.1 The Physical Layer
        2. 14.6.2 The Link Controller
        3. 14.6.3 The Link Manager
        4. 14.6.4 The AMP Architecture
        5. 14.6.5 The Host Controller Interface
        6. 14.6.6 L2CAP
        7. 14.6.7 Service Discovery Protocol
        8. 14.6.8 Generic Access Profile
    5. 15 One Standard, All Devices: WHDI
      1. 15.1 Overview
        1. 15.1.1 The WHDI Consortium
        2. 15.1.2 WHDI's Timeline
      2. 15.2 WHDI's Market
      3. 15.3 WHDI's Application Portfolio
      4. 15.4 WHDI and its Competitors
      5. 15.5 Networking Topology
        1. 15.5.1 The WHDI Network
        2. 15.5.2 Network Management
      6. 15.6 Comparing WHDI with HDMI Systems
      7. 15.7 Comparing WHDI with WLAN Systems
      8. 15.8 WHDI's Video-Modem
      9. 15.9 The WHDI Architecture
        1. 15.9.1 The Audio/Video Control Layer
        2. 15.9.2 The WHDI MAC Layer
        3. 15.9.3 The WHDI PHY Layer
      10. 15.10 Audio and Video
        1. 15.10.1 Audio Requirements Snapshot
        2. 15.10.2 Video Requirements Snapshot
      11. 15.11 Security
        1. 15.11.1 The Content Protection Scheme
        2. 15.11.2 The Wireless Security Scheme
  18. Part IV Forthcoming Technologies and Conclusions
    1. 16 Future and Emerging Technologies
      1. 16.1 802.11ac
        1. 16.1.1 Super Wi-Fi or 5G?
        2. 16.1.2 The Obvious Market Potential
      2. 16.2 White Space Radio
        1. 16.2.1 Market Opportunity
      3. 16.3 Certified Wireless USB
        1. 16.3.1 Choosing Ultra-wideband for Wireless USB
        2. 16.3.2 Certified Wireless USB and 802.11ad
      4. 16.4 WiGig
        1. 16.4.1 WiGig and 802.11ad
        2. 16.4.2 WiGig Beamforming
      5. 16.5 WirelessHD
    2. 17 Summary and Conclusions
      1. 17.1 Making Sense of Wireless Technology
      2. 17.2 Smarter Devices
      3. 17.3 Keep It Unplugged
      4. 17.4 What's Next?
  19. Glossary
  20. References and Bibliography
  21. Index