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Wireless networks

Radio communications | Organizations


In this page you will find informations about wireless communications -radio communications, powerline communications and others- about which it is talked more and more for industrial automated applications: basics, architectures and topologies, technologies, manufacturers associations...

  In this site, you can also see links to RFID - Radio frequency identification

Radio communications

Introduction | BlueTooth | Wi-Fi | WUSB


Introduction | Industrial Networknig


"The web site is a portal for wireless technologies. Its search engine and directory covers tutorials, tools, market research, news, events, forums, products and other topics of interest to the wireless professional or newcomer.

Its Wireless Resource Centers provides a full spectrum of resources for wireless industry professionals."

General Wireless Resources

Wireless Technology Resources

 See also the following rubrics: Bluetooth | RFID | Wifi and WiMax | ZigBee

BlueTooth |


"The Bluetooth technology is a wireless networking technology. The main features of the Bluetooth technology are robustness, low power and low cost."

You can find all the Bluetooth technical informations you want on the official web site:

  • Basics about Bluetooth, its structure and how it works.
  • Bluetooth technology compared with other wireless networking technologies.
  • Security and safety for connections and data transmissions.
  • The core system architecture - data translmission, radio communications, base band, LMP and L2CAP protocols, the HCI interface and more.
  • Profils to communicate with a whole of devices.
  • The Bluetooth network topology.
  • The Bluetooth technology to obtain a low power consumption.
  • A directory where to find papers and technical articles.
  • All the specifications you need.

Wi-fi |

IEEE 802.11 WLAN Resource Center (wifi)

IEEE 802.16 WMAN Resource Center (WiMax)

Wireless USB (WUSB)


WUSB is the wireless implementation of the USB serial bus.

An automation engineer will find the WUSB specifications revision 1.0 (.zip) in the download section.


CTIA | ZigBee Alliance



"CTIA - The Wireless Association®, is an international organization representing all sectors of wireless communications – cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radio."

"As a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1984, [it represents] service providers, manufacturers, wireless data and Internet companies and other contributors to the wireless universe."

Zig Bee Alliance

ZigBee Alliance's site |


"The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard."

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