Standards Organizations: A review of some important standards-making organizations, including IETF, ITU, ISO, IEEE 802, and ATM Forum.
TCP/IP Checksum: Describes the error-detection calculation used by TCP, IP, and some other protocols
RC4: Describes the RC4 stream encryption algorithm.
Errata sheet: Latest list of errors, updated at most monthly.File name is Errata-Wireless2e-mmyy. If you spot any errors, please contact me at .
Useful Web Sites
Computer Science Student Resource Site: Help and advice for the long-suffering, overworked student.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
IT World's Wireless: Provides a wide range of information on wireless technology, mostly from a management perspective.
Wireless Developer Network: News, tutorials, and discussions on wireless topics
Office of Spectrum Managment: responsible for managing the Federal Government's use of the radio frequency spectrum." There are many informative features on this Web site, including documents, links, and a frequency allocation chart.
Chapter 2 - Transmission Fundamentals
Fourier Series Synthesis: An excellent visualization tool for Fourier series.
Johns Hopkins Signals Demonstrations: Another source of visualization tools.
Math and Physics Applets: Yet another source of visualization tools.
Chapter 3 - Communication Networks
ATM Hot Links: Excellent collection of white papers and links
Chapter 4 - Protocols and the TCP/IP Suite
Networking Links: Excellent collection of links related to TCP/IP.
IPv6 Forum: An industry consortium that promotes IPv6-related products. Includes a number of white papers and articles.
OSI History: A brief history of the origins of the OSI model.
Chapter 5 - Antennas and Propagation
Chapter 7 - Spread Spectrum
Spread Spectrum Scene: Excellent source of information, including technical papers, links, and an online magazine.
Chapter 9 - Satellite Communications
Chapter 10 - Cellular Wireless Communications
CDMA Development Group: A consortium of wireless companies active in CDMA wireless systems around the world.
Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association: Another industry consortium.
3G Americas: A trade group of Western Hemisphere companies supporting TDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and UMTS. Includes industry news, white papers, and other technical information.
Chapter 11 - Cordless Systems and Wireless Local Loop
Wireless Communications Association International: Represents the fixed broadband wireless access industry worldwide. Good set of links..
IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Fixed Broadband Wireless Standards: Contains working group documents plus discussion archives.
NIST Radio Frequency Electronics Group: The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Good source of informatoin on fixed wireless access and other topics.
Chapter 12 - Mobile IP and WAP
Open Mobile Alliance: Consolidation of the WAP Forum and the Open Mobile Architecture Initiative. Provides WAP technical specifications and industry links.
Chapter 13 - Wireless LAN Technology
Wireless LAN Association: Gives an introduction to the technology, including a discussion of implementation considerations, and case studies from users. Links to related sites.
Li-Fi Consortium: Li-Fi is a fast, inexpensive optical wireless communication system that may be useful as an alternative to Wi-Fi in some environments and for some requirements.
Chapter 14 - IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard
Chapter 15 - Bluetooth
Bluetooth SIG: Contains all the standards, numerous other documents, and news and information on Bluetooth companies and products.
Infotooth: An excellent supplementary source of information on Bluetooth.
IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Personal Area Networks: Covers Bluetooth and related networks.
ZigBee Alliance: White papers, documents, and vendor information concerning ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4.