E-Books on Technologies Applied to Consumer Electronics

They cover mobile phones, wireless, and television

10 April 2015

Here’s a sample of IEEE e-books that focus on the technical aspects of consumer electronics. To view the books, log in to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and click on “Books & eBooks” in the left-hand navigation menu. You can then browse or search by title and download a PDF of an excerpt or of selected chapters. To order books, visit Wiley.com.

  • Introduction to Wireless Localization: With iPhone SDK [Software Development Kit] Examples

    By George Baciu and Eddie C.L. Chan (2012)

    A step-by-step guide for the implementation of wireless positioning applications such as those used in the iPhone, GPS systems, and Wi-Fi hot spots. Chapters cover signal propagation, location-aware video streaming and conferencing, and localization techniques for iOS.

  • 3DTV Content Capture, Encoding and Transmission: Building the Transport Infrastructure for Commercial Services

    By Daniel Minoli (2010)

    The first book to provide an overview of 3-D TV technology applied to commercial services, the book covers the standards and infrastructure required to support the rollout of 3-D television and video services in the home. Tutorials include topics such as frame mastering and compression for stereo video.

  • RF Measurements for Cellular Phones and Wireless Data Systems

    By Allen W. Scott and Rex Frobenius (2008)

    This guide provides practical information for making radio-frequency measurements in connection with cellphones and wireless data systems. It reviews basic RF principles and terminology, and describes RF measurement equipment, including signal generators and power meters. It also illustrates the systems and signals that represent voice, video, and data carried on RF from one device to another.

  • History of Wireless

    By T.K. Sarkar and Robert Mailloux (2006)

    An in-depth resource that provides insights into how various components and systems evolved. It covers electricity, magnetism, Maxwell’s electromagnetic theory, and a host of lesser-known theories and wireless experiments. Chapters include a chronology of wireless communication developments, the evolution of electromagnetics in the 19th century, and the contributions of Oliver Heaviside, Nikola Tesla, and others.

  • Tele-Visionaries: The People Behind the Invention of Television

    By R.C. Webb (2005)

    Written by one of RCA’s pioneering engineers, the book offers a historical overview of how television developed, including its challenges and major participants. It examines how television was able to flourish, as well as the development of color television and its evolution into digital.

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