The second edition takes into account a wide range of technical and legislative changes, and has been revised in line with the latest EU and international standards. Issues raised by increasing levels of microwave pollution from mobile phones and other sources are also confronted.
New material covers:
New to this edition:
• Examples of near-metal antenna techniques
• Discussion of the wakeup challenge for battery-assisted tags, with a BAT architecture example
• Latest development of protocols: EPC Gen 1.2.0
• Update 18000-6 discussion with battery-assisted tags, sensor tags, Manchester tags and wakeup provisionsNamed a 2012 Notable Computer Book for Computer Systems Organization by Computing ReviewsThe only book to give an understanding of radio communications, the underlying technology for radio frequency identification (RFID)Praised for its readability and clarity, it balances breadth and depth of coverage New edition includes latest developments in chip technology, antennas and protocols
RF (radio frequency) and wireless technologies drive communication today. This technology and its applications enable wireless phones, portable device roaming, and short-range industrial and commercial application communication such as the supply chain management wonder, RFID. Up-to-date information regarding software defined RF, using frequencies smarter, and using more of the spectrum, with ultrawideband technology is detailed.A 360-degree view from best-selling authors including Roberto Aiello, Bruce Fette, and Praphul ChandraHot topics covered including ultrawideband and cognitive radio technologiesThe ultimate hard-working desk reference: all the essential information, techniques, and tricks of the trade in one volume
The Hands-on XBee Lab Manual takes the reader through a range of experiments, using a hands-on approach. Each section demonstrates module set up and configuration, explores module functions and capabilities, and, where applicable, introduces the necessary microcontrollers and software to control and communicate with the modules. Experiments cover simple setup of modules, establishing a network of modules, identifying modules in the network, and some sensor-interface designs.
This book explains, in practical terms, the basic capabilities and potential uses of XBee modules, and gives engineers the know-how that they need to apply the technology to their networks and embedded systems.
Jon Titus (KZ1G) is a Freelance technical writer, editor, and designer based in Herriman, Utah, USA and previously editorial director at Test & Measurement World magazine and EDN magazine. Titus is the inventor of the first personal-computer kit, the Mark-8, now in the collection at the Smithsonian Institution.The only book to cover XBee in practical fashion; enables you to get up and running quickly with step-by-step tutorialsProvides insight into the product data sheets, saving you time and helping you get straight to the information you needIncludes troubleshooting and testing information, plus downloadable configuration files and fully-documented source code to illustrate and explain operations
Organized into 15 chapters, this new edition looks at the history of our increasing dependence on materials and energy. It explains where materials come from and how they are used in a variety of industries, along with their life cycle and their relationship to energy and carbon. It also examines controls and economic instruments that hinder the use of engineering materials, considers sustainability from a materials perspective, and highlights the importance of low-carbon power and material efficiency. Furthermore, it discusses the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of engineering metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and natural materials in relation to environmental issues. The volume includes new chapters on Materials for Low Carbon Power & and Material Efficiency, all illustrated by in-text examples and expanded exercises. There are also new case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situations.
This book is intended for instructors and students of Engineering, Materials Science and Industrial/Product Design, as well as for materials engineers and product designers who need to consider the environmental implications of materials in their designs.Introduces methods and tools for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequencesContains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situationsIncludes full-color data sheets for 40 of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling data
New to this edition:
New chapter of Case Studies of Eco-audits illustrating the rapid audit methodNew chapter on Materials for Low Carbon Power examines the consequences for materials supply of a major shift from fossil-fuel based power to power from renewablesNew chapter exploring Material Efficiency, or design and management for manufacture to provide the services we need with the least production of materialsRecent news-clips from the world press that help place materials issues into a broader context.are incorporated into all chaptersEnd-of-chapter exercises have been greatly expandedThe datasheets of Chapter 15 have been updated and expanded to include natural and man-made fibers