Home Networking Basis by Walter Y. Chen PDF

Home Networking Basis by Walter Y. Chen PDF

Download Home Networking Basis – After broadband access capabilities reached homes and most electronic devices became digital, the need for a home network to interconnect network and devices arose. Data networking for home is the initial popular application.

This book(Home Networking Basis) examines popular options in a systematic approach and are analyzed to familiar readers with transmission potentials and associated special issues. Standardized communication protocols, such as Ethernet, HomePNA, HomePlug, Wireless LANs, and HomeRF, are then developed on these median as well as their implementations studied with simulation models including MATLAB and SIMULINK. Finally, mechanism and available protocols to link access and home network are presented.

There are a few transmission media on which a home network system can be based on and many existing and emerging standardized communication protocols from which one can choose. A home network system can be based on in-house telephone wiring, TV coaxial cable, existing power line, or radio frequency for wireless.

Over the telephone wiring, standards (HomePNA 1.0 and HomePNA 2.0) have been developed by the HomePNA industry consortium. Using power line, a standard called HomePlug is being finalized by the HomePlug group. Plus, household electronics are more oriented towards digital contents such as MP3 for music, DVD for video, and HDTV. Home networking can be useful for the distribution of these digital multimedia contents.

From the Back Cover – Home Networking Basis

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

About the Author

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.

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