Implementing 802.11 with Microcontrollers
Wireless Networking for Embedded Systems Designers
By (author) Fred Eady
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Implementing 802.11 with Microcontrollers by Fred Eady
Book DescriptionWireless networking is poised to have a massive impact on communications, and the 802.11 standard is to wireless networking what Ethernet is to wired networking. There are already over 50 million devices using the dominant IEEE 802.11 (essentially wireless Ethernet) standard, with astronomical growth predicted over the next 10 years. New applications are emerging every day, with wireless capability being embedded in everything from electric meters to hospital patient tracking systems to security devices. This practical reference guides readers through the wireless technology forest, giving them the knowledge, the hardware and the software necessary to design a wireless embedded device rapidly, inexpensively, and effectively. Using off-the-shelf microcontrollers from Microchip and Atmel, the author provides step-by-step instructions for designing the hardware and firmware for a fully operational wireless networking device. The book gives a thorough introduction to 802.11 technology and puts it into perspective against the other wireless standard options. Just enough theory and mathematics is provided to give the depth of understanding needed for practical design work. The book thoroughly covers: laptop wireless Ethernet card introduction and theory; introduction to CompactFlash-to-microcontroller interfacing; implementing the laptop wireless Ethernet card in an embedded environment. In addition, the book includes access to a companion website containing all of the code, schematics and programs necessary to implement embedded 802.11 wireless networking. It covers the hottest new embedded market area- wireless networking. It shows designers how to save money and time by using microcontrollers in their embedded wireless designs instead of expensive, complex prefab boards. It includes companion website accompanying book that contains all the code, schematics and programs necessary to get started now!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750678650
(235mm x 191mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Newnes (an imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd )
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Networking and Internetworking with Microcontrollers, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Fred Eady
Sophisticated networking and communications capabilities are now becoming mandatory in the realm of smaller embedded microcontrollers. This book pulls together the design background and shows you how to use affordable microcontrollers for powerful communications and networking applications such as local area networks and embedded internet.
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Author Biography - Fred Eady
As an engineering consultant, Fred Eady has implemented communications networks for the space program and designed hardware and firmware for the medical, retail and public utility industries. He currently writes a monthly embedded design column for a popular electronics enthusiast magazine. Fred also composes monthly articles for a popular robotics magazine. Fred has been dabbling in electronics for over 30 years. His embedded design expertise spans the spectrum and includes Intel's 8748 and 8051 microcontrollers, the entire Microchip PIC microcontroller family and the Atmel AVR microcontrollers. Fred recently retired from his consulting work and is focused on writing magazine columns and embedded design books.
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