Book uncovers Wi-Fi road map
World Wide Wi-Fi: Technological Trends and Business Strategies
Teik-Kheong “TK” Tan and Benny Bing
John Wiley & Sons Inc., $59.95
World Wide Wi-Fi is a “roadmap” to the Wi-Fi wireless LAN market. The book explains the business and technology of WLANs, and offers tactics and strategies for market penetration and evaluating vendor-specific features. Technological issues related to the design and deployment of Wi-Fi wireless LANs, market dynamics, market segmentation, service provider, enterprise, and chipset strategies are covered as is the interrelationship between the 802.11a, b, and g standards. The book provides statistics and case studies profiles of suppliers, regulators, and other market players as well.
The Worldwide History of Telecommunications
Anton A. Huurdeman
Wiley-IEEE Press, $125
This is a survey of telecommunications history through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Much of the information covers the evolution of radio as well as other technologies that contributed to the creation of the “Information Age.” Individual inventors, discoverers, physicists and engineers populate the monograph as do companies such as the Bells.
The author studied electrical engineering in Amsterdam and international business at Nyenrode University. He made a career in the exportation of telecommunications systems, working successively for Telefunken, ITT and Alcatel.
Intermodulation Distortion in Microwave and Wireless Circuits
Jose Carlos Pedro and Nuno gorges Carvalho
Artech House, $125
Intermodulation Distortion in Microwave and Wireless Circuits presents the full range of distortion specs to help practitioners select the right telecommunications equipment for their needs. The book details numerous design methods for highly linear circuits that help ensure optimal linearity in small-signal and high-power amplifiers and mixers. Engineers find practical advice on modeling and computer-aided tools that guides them for analysis and design.
The book offers guidance in the design of other highly linear circuits and systems related to microwave and wireless communications and it includes the most comprehensive treatment of the application of Volterra methods in the technical literature.
Kevin Dooley and Ian J. Brown
O’Reilly & Associates, $54.95
The book offers a set of recipes that show network engineers how to perform the most common tasks so they can quickly come up with workable solutions to Cisco router problems. It covers the configuration problems that most frequently challenge network engineers, including: Configuring interfaces of many types, from serial to ATM and Frame Relay; Configuring common IP routing protocols (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP); Configuring authentication; Configuring other services including DHCP and NTP; Setting up backup links and using HSRP to configure backup routers; Managing the router, including SNMP; and using access lists to control the traffic through the router
The Cookbook also includes a collection of sample router scripts that the authors have found useful in real-world networks.