Postprint version. Published in Analog Circuit Design: Structured Mixed-Mode Design, Multi-Bit Sigma-Delta Converters, Short Range RF Circuits, January 1, 2002, pages 317-343. Copyright © 2002 Springer. The original publication is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/0-306-47951-6_14.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Vladimir Prodanov was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Wireless LANs based on the IEEE 802.11 standard have achieved wide customer acceptance in the enterprise environment. They are expected to continue to expand in popularity and become ubiquitous communication systems even in private and public places. This paper discusses the basics of the wireless LAN physical layer, focusing on radio transceiver specifications and design options.
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