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Mobile and Wireless Communications

Network Layer and Circuit Level Design

Edited by Salma Ait Fares

Tohoku University, Japan


Fumiyuki Adachi

Tohoku University, Japan

Mobile and wireless communications applications have a clear impact on improving the humanity wellbeing. From cell phones to wireless internet to home and office devices, most of the applications are converted from wired into wireless communication. Smart and advanced wireless communication environments represent the future technology and evolutionary development step in homes, hospitals, industrial, vehicular and transportation systems. A very appealing research area in these environments has been the wireless ad hoc, sensor and mesh networks. These networks rely on ultra low powered processing nodes that sense surrounding environment temperature, pressure, humidity, motion or chemical hazards, etc. Moreover, the radio frequency (RF) transceiver nodes of such networks require the design of transmitter and receiver equipped with high performance building blocks including antennas, power and low noise amplifiers, mixers and voltage controlled oscillators. Nowadays, the researchers are facing several challenges to design such building blocks while complying with ultra low power consumption, small area and high performance constraints. CMOS technology represents an excellent candidate to facilitate the integration of the whole transceiver on a single chip. However, several challenges have to be tackled while designing and using nanoscale CMOS technologies and require innovative idea from researchers and circuits designers. While major researchers and applications have been focusing on RF wireless communication, optical wireless communication based system has started to draw some attention from researchers for a terrestrial system as well as for aerial and satellite terminals. This renewed interested in optical wireless communications is driven by several advantages such as no licensing requirements policy, no RF radiation hazards, and no need to dig up roads besides its large bandwidth and low power consumption. This second part of the book, Mobile and Wireless Communications: Key Technologies and Future Applications, covers the recent development in ad hoc and sensor networks, the implementation of state of the art of wireless transceivers building blocks and recent development on optical wireless communication systems. We hope that this book will be useful for students, researchers and practitioners in their research studies.

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Mobile and Wireless CommunicationsNetwork Layer and Circuit Level DesignEdited by Salma Ait Fares

Published: January 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/138

ISBN: 978-953-307-042-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5864-6

Copyright year: 2010

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101994 Total Chapter Downloads

29 Crossref Citations

75 Web of Science Citations

116 Dimensions Citations


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1. Call Admission Control in Mobile and Wireless Networks

By Georgios I. Tsiropoulos, Dimitrios G. Stratogiannis and Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou


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2. Communication Strategies for Strip-Like Topologies in Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks

By Daniele De Caneva, Pier Luca Montessoro and Davide Pierattoni


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3. RSS Based Technologies in Wireless Sensor Networks

By Samitha Ekanayake and Pubudu Pathirana


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4. Smart Wireless Communication Platform IQRF

By Radek Kuchta, Radimir Vrba and Vladislav Sulc


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5. Wireless in Future Automotive Applications

By Volker Schuermann, Aurel Buda, Stefan Jonker, Norman Palmhof and Joerg F. Wollert


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6. Passive Wireless Devices Using Extremely Low to High Frequency Load Modulation

By Hubert Zangl, Michael J. Moser, Thomas Bretterklieber and Anton Fuchs


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7. UWB (Ultra Wideband) Wireless Communications: UWB Printed Antenna Design

By Abdallah Alshehri


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8. Micromachined High Gain Wideband Antennas for Wireless Communications

By Sumanth K. Pavuluri, Changhai Wang and Alan J. Sangster


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9. Microstrip Antennas for Mobile Wireless Communication Systems

By Hala Elsadek


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10. Large-Signal Modeling of GaN Devices for Designing High Power Amplifiers of Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems

By Anwar Jarndal


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11. Polyphase Filter Design Methodology for Wireless Communication Applications

By Fayrouz Haddad, Lakhdar ZaÏd, Wenceslass Rahajandraibe and Oussama Frioui


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12. Fully Integrated CMOS Low-Gain-Wide-Range 2.4 GHz Phase Locked Loop for LR-WPAN Applications

By Wenceslas Rahajandraibe, Lakhdar Zaid and Fayrouz Haddad


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13. Enabling Technologies for Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communications in the E-Band

By Val Dyadyuk, Y. Jay Guo and John D. Bunton


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14. Wireless Communications at 60 GHz: A Single-Chip Solution on CMOS Technology

By Chien M. Ta, Byron Wicks, Bo Yang, Yuan Mo, Ke Wang, Fan Zhang, Zongru Liu, Gordana Felic, Praveenkumar Nadagouda, Tim Walsh, Robin J. Evans, Iven Mareels and Efstratios Skafidas


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15. Current Trends of CMOS Integrated Receiver Design

By C. E. Capovilla and L. C. Kretly


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16. Power Amplifier Design for High Spectrum-Efficiency Wireless Communications

By Steve Hung-Lung Tu


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17. Terrestrial Free-Space Optical Communications

By Ghassemlooy Z. and Popoola W. O.


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18. Non Mechanical Compact Optical Transceiver for Wireless Communications with a VCSEL Array

By Morio Toyoshima, Naoki Miyashita, Yoshihisa Takayama, Hiroo Kunimori and Shinichi Kimura


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