Hands-On ZigBee: Implementing 802.15.4 with Microcontrollers

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Elsevier, Jul 27, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
Since its recent introduction, the ZigBee protocol has created an enormous amount of buzz in venues from magazine covers to trade show floors to water coolers. Its promise of providing a simpler, cheaper, more power-efficient WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) alternative to WiFi and Bluetooth has opened up new data collection possibilities in application areas from industrial controls to medical devices to intruder alarms. Yet, despite this widespread interest, there is still little information available that goes beyond detailing the spec itself. Missing from the current ZigBee lexicon is practical, application-oriented guidance from an expert, specifically geared to aid engineers in implementing this new technology. Enter respected designer and popular columnist Fred Eady! With his new book, Hands-On ZigBee, he provides the only comprehensive how-to ZigBee guide available.
  • The ONLY one-stop Zigbee resource available- from basics to sniffers to specs
  • 7 easy-to-assemble ZigBee projects allow the reader to follow along...hands-on!
  • Working hardware and software examples included in every chapter
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Speaking the Language
1
Chapter 2 You Are Dangerous and Youre Going to Hell
9
Chapter 3 Keep Running
23
Chapter 4 A Look at the ZMD 900MHzIEEE 802154ZigBeeReady Radio
43
Chapter 5 Atmel Does IEEE 802154 and ZigBee Too
63
Chapter 6 They Do Everything BIG in Texas
113
Chapter 7 MaxstreamXBee
131
Chapter 8 Hopping Down the Bunny Trail
153
Chapter 11 Renesas
211
Chapter 12 Freescale
231
Panasonic
253
Chapter 14 DLP Design
265
Microchip
281
Telegesis
297
Chapter 17 Cypress MicroSystemss CapSense
311
Index
327

Chapter 9 Cirronet Adds Southern Flavor to IEEE 802154 and ZigBee
167
Silicon Laboratories
193

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About the author (2010)

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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