Planning of Personal Area Network (II)

River Publishers
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Planning and Optimisation of 3G and 4G Wireless Networks, 2009, 1, pp. 177 - 199
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Personal area network (PAN) is a computer network used for communication among computer devices which including telephones and personal digital assistants close to one person. The devices mayor may not belong to the person. Its range is typically a few meters. It is used for intrapersonal communication, connecting higher level network and the internet [I]. Personal area networks can be wired with computer buses such as USB and FireWire. A wireless personal area network (WPAN) can also be made possible with network technologies such as IrDA, Bluetooth, UWB, Z-Wave and ZigBee. The different technologies are explained below.
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