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Next Generation Wireless LANs
802.11n and 802.11ac

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: May 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107016767

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  • If you've been searching for a way to get up to speed on IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac WLAN standards without having to wade through the entire specification, then look no further. This comprehensive overview describes the underlying principles, implementation details and key enhancing features of 802.11n and 802.11ac. For many of these features the authors outline the motivation and history behind their adoption into the standard. A detailed discussion of key throughput, robustness, and reliability enhancing features (such as MIMO, multi-user MIMO, 40/80/160 MHz channels, transmit beamforming and packet aggregation) is given, plus clear summaries of issues surrounding legacy interoperability and coexistence. Now updated and significantly revised, this 2nd edition contains new material on 802.11ac throughput, including revised chapters on MAC and interoperability, plus new chapters on 802.11ac PHY and multi-user MIMO. An ideal reference for designers of WLAN equipment, network managers, and researchers in the field of wireless communications.

    • Includes simulations of most PHY functions, providing a useful benchmark for future exploration
    • Contains background materials on 802.11a PHY, 802.11 and 802.113 MAC
    • Emphasises the standards' most widely implemented features, making it an approachable alternative to the full standard specifications
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Praise for the first edition: 'Books like this one are invaluable because they provide the details and the background that allow readers to answer the questions 'what is likely to be in the final standard?' and 'how does it work?' Eldad and Robert should be congratulated on taking up the challenge.' Andrew Myles, Chairman, WiFi Alliance

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107016767
    • length: 478 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • contains: 244 b/w illus. 100 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
    3. MIMO/SDM basics
    4. PHY interoperability with 11a/g legacy OFDM devices
    5. High throughput
    6. Robust performance
    7. Very high throughput PHY
    8. Media access control
    9. MAC throughput enhancements
    10. Advanced channel access techniques
    11. Interoperability and coexistence
    12. MAC frame formats
    13. Transmit beamforming
    14. Multi-user MIMO
    15. Fast link adaptation.

  • Authors

    Eldad Perahia, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon
    Eldad Perahia is a Principal Engineer in the Standards and Technology Group at Intel Corporation. He is Chair of the IEEE 802.11 Very High Throughput in 60 GHz Task Group (TGad), the IEEE 802.11 Very High Throughput in <6 GHz Task Group (TGac) Coexistence Ad Hoc Co-Chair, the IEEE 802.11 liaison from the IEEE 802.19 Wireless Coexistence Working Group, and the former Chair of the IEEE 802.11 Very High Throughput Study Group. He was awarded his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and holds 21 patents in various areas of wireless communications.

    Robert Stacey, Apple Inc.
    Robert Stacey is a Wireless Systems Architect at Apple Inc. He is the IEEE 802.11 Very High Throughput in <6 GHz Task Group (TGac) Technical Editor and MU-MIMO Ad Hoc Co-Chair. He was a member of the IEEE 802.11 High Throughput Task Group (TGn) and a key contributor to the various proposals, culminating in the final joint proposal submission that became the basis for the 802.11n draft standard. He holds numerous patents in the field of wireless communications.

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