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:
About the Author
- 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
Dr. WALTER Y. CHEN, Senior Scientist for MAXIM Integrated Products, is a leading expert on broadband communications and high-speed copper digital transmission systems. He has led key R&D efforts at AT&T Bell Labs, NYNEX, Bellcore, and Texas Instruments; at Motorola, he was extensively involved with in-house telephone and electrical wiring and RF home networking projects. Chen holds 15 U.S. patents, and is the author of DSL: Simulation Techniques and Standards Development for Digital Subscriber Lines.