Wireless Networking Standards

Publish Date: Sep 12, 2013 | 10 Ratings | 4.40 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

This Wireless Networking Standards White Paper Series compares some of the most popular wireless standards currently in use in industry. Below you will find technical details on each standard, advantages and disadvantages of the standard and some common application areas. Click on the image or links below for more information.

1. Wireless Standards Map

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2. Wireless Standards Table

Standard Frequency Max Data Rate
(Mbit/s)
Modulation
Scheme
Range
(meters)
Power
Zigbee
802.15.4
868 MHz in Europe
915 MHz in US and Australia
2.4 GHz worldwide.
20 kbit/s
40 kbit/s
250 kbit/s
900 Mhz : BPSK
2.4 Ghz : OQPSK
10 to 75m Min 1mW,
defacto
100mW
802.11 a 5.25, 5.6
and 5.8 GHz
Up to 54Mbps
 in the 5GHz band
64 QAM on 52
OFDM subcarriers
20 m 800mW
802.11 b 2.4 - 2.4835 Ghz Up to 11Mbps
in the 2.4GHz band
Differential BPSK/
QPSK
/(DBPSK/DQPSK)
30m 100mW
802.11 g 2.4 - 2.4835 Ghz Up to 54Mbps
in the 2.4GHz band
OFDM above 20Mbps,
DSSS with CCK
below 20Mbps
30m 200mW
802.11 n 2.4 - 2.4835 Ghz
5.15 - 5.35 Ghz
108+ Mbps Up to 64 QAM
on 108 OFDM
50 m 100mW
Bluetooth 2.4 GHz  2.1 Mbps DQPSK
8DPSK
(Differential PSK)
GMSK /
Shaped Binary FM
Class 1 :
100 meters
Class 2:
10 meters
Class 3:
1 meter
Class 1:
100 mW
 (20 dBm)
Class 2:
2.5mW
(4 dBm)
Class 3:
1 mW
(0 dBm)
WiMAX IEEE 802.16 -
10GHz-66GHz
802.16a-e - 2GHz-11GHz
Licensed:
2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz
US:
2.3 GHz,
Asia/India:
2.5 GHz, 3.3 GHz
Up to 75 Mbps Fixed Access :
OFDM with BPSK,
QPSK, 16 QAM,
64 QAM
Mobile Access :
OFDMA with BPSK,
QPSK, 16 QAM,
64 QAM
30 miles ~150mW
GPS 1575.43 MHz 50 bits/s BPSK   ~100mW
GSM/CDMA 850 MHz and
1900 MHz
9.6 kbps GMSK   8W 

 

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