Radio Frequency Communications

Radio Frequency Communications

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RF communications is the only true wireless technology to connect high-speed communications to and throughout the home and to provide a network that is both portable and mobile. Several standards are in existence or are being created to accommodate the tremendous technology growth curve to provide higher data rates and more universal home networks. There is an accelerating need to bring and distribute high-speed information in the home including voice, data, audio and video for applications such as providing an Internet gateway, feature rich telephony, CD quality music, shopping, games, file sharing and print sharing, memory storage, appliance and environmental controls, security systems, movies and television including HDTV and many more future devices. Four standards that are well on their way in establishing true wireless connections include IEEE 802.11 standard, Bluetooth, HomeRF, and HIPERLAN. The RF communications systems will investigate other technologies such as Home PNA and PLC to try and bridge the gap to provide a complete networking system for the home. The RF communication systems will provide wireless networking in the home that would interconnect many types of peripheral devices and provide mobility and portability.

Chapter Contents:

  • 8.1 Basic RF Systems
  • 8.2 Networking Standards for RF Systems
  • 8.3 Summary
  • 8.4 References

Inspec keywords: radiocommunication

Other keywords: wireless technology; wireless networking; RF communication; CD quality music; Internet gateway; memory storage; game; data rate; HIPERLAN; file sharing; appliance; mobile network; HomeRF; telephony; shopping; print sharing; radio frequency communication; audio application; wireless connection; security system; portable network; environmental control; data application; Home PNA; HDTV; universal home network; movies; television; high-speed communication; PLC; video application; IEEE 802.11 standard; voice application; Bluetooth; peripheral device; networking system; technology growth curve

Subjects: Radio links and equipment

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