Main Page

Home Network Basis: Transmission Environments and Wired/Wireless Protocols
By Walter Y. Chen
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: July 11, 2003
ISBN: 0-13-016511-5
Pages: 576

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:

  • 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

• Table of Contents
Home Network Basis: Transmission Environments and Wired/Wireless Protocols
By Walter Y. Chen
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: July 11, 2003
ISBN: 0-13-016511-5
Pages: 576
   About Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
      Chapter 1.  Introduction
      Section 1.1.  Home Environment
      Section 1.2.  Available Means of Transmission
      Section 1.3.  Chapter Summaries
      Section 1.4.  References
      Chapter 2.  Twisted Pair
      Section 2.1.  Twisted Pair Cable
      Section 2.2.  Twisted Pair Cable Channel Model
      Section 2.3.  Noise Model
      Section 2.4.  Radio Frequency Interference
      Section 2.5.  Channel Capacity
      Section 2.6.  MATLAB Files
      Section 2.7.  References
      Chapter 3.  Coaxial Cable
      Section 3.1.  In-House TV Wiring
      Section 3.2.  Coaxial Cable Model
      Section 3.3.  Splitters
      Section 3.4.  Tap
      Section 3.5.  Cable TV Channel Allocation Scheme
      Section 3.6.  Channel Model
      Section 3.7.  Noise Environment
      Section 3.8.  Channel Capacity
      Section 3.9.  MATLAB Files
      Section 3.10.  References
      Chapter 4.  Electrical Wiring
      Section 4.1.  In-House Electrical Wiring Cable
      Section 4.2.  In-House Electrical Wiring Model
      Section 4.3.  Electromagnetic Emission and Power Spectrum Density
      Section 4.4.  Noise Environment
      Section 4.5.  Channel Capacity
      Section 4.6.  Matlab Files
      Section 4.7.  References
      Chapter 5.  Radio Wave
      Section 5.1.  Available Radio Frequency Spectra
      Section 5.2.  Indoor Radio Environment
      Section 5.3.  Channel Attenuation Model
      Section 5.4.  Channel Impulse Response Model
      Section 5.5.  Noise Level
      Section 5.6.  Channel Capacity Calculation
      Section 5.7.  MATLAB/Simulink Models
      Section 5.8.  References
      Chapter 6.  Ethernet
      Section 6.1.  Media Access and Control Protocol
      Section 6.2.  10BaseT
      Section 6.3.  100BaseT4
      Section 6.4.  100BaseTX
      Section 6.5.  100BaseT2
      Section 6.6.  Autonegotiation
      Section 6.7.  Media Independent Interface
      Section 6.8.  MATLAB Files
      Section 6.9.  References
      Chapter 7.  HomePNA
      Section 7.1.  HomePNA 1.0
      Section 7.2.  HomePNA 2.0 QAM
      Section 7.3.  MATLAB Files
      Section 7.4.  References
      Chapter 8.  FireWire
      Section 8.1.  Arbitration Protocol
      Section 8.2.  1394-1995 Cable Physical Layer Attributes
      Section 8.3.  Highlights of 1394b
      Section 8.4.  1394b Twisted Cable Physical Layer Attributes
      Section 8.5.  MATLAB Files
      Section 8.6.  References
      Chapter 9.  X-10, CEBus, HomePlug
      Section 9.1.  X-10
      Section 9.2.  CEBus
      Section 9.3.  HomePlug
      Section 9.4.  MATLAB Files
      Section 9.5.  References
      Chapter 10.  Wireless Ethernet
      Section 10.1.  Media Access Control Protocol
      Section 10.2.  Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum
      Section 10.3.  Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
      Section 10.4.  Complementary Code Keying
      Section 10.5.  Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
      Section 10.6.  MATLAB Files
      Section 10.7.  References
      Chapter 11.  HomeRF
      Section 11.1.  Media Access Control Basics
      Section 11.2.  HomeRF 1.0 Physical Layer Attributes
      Section 11.3.  Highlights of HomeRF 2.0
      Section 11.4.  Reference
      Chapter 12.  Home Networking Protocols
      Section 12.1.  Broadband Internet Access
      Section 12.2.  Peer-to-Peer Networking
      Section 12.3.  Network Address Translation
      Section 12.4.  MAC Bridging
      Section 12.5.  References
      About the Author