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Recent IEEE standards cover broadband, wireless technologies, and electromagnetic compatability

7 June 2011

IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary App
Released: December 2010
The IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary app contains more than 3200 terms and acronyms. Available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, it can be downloaded for US $4.99 from iTunes by searching for "IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary."

The dictionary covers ad hoc networks, broadband wireless access, integrity/confidentiality, interference, low-rate wireless personal area networks, mobile broadband wireless access, quality of service, RF/microwave exposure assessment, specific absorption rate measurements, vehicular mobility, and local area and metropolitan area networks. The dictionary includes source citations.

IEEE 1901-2010
Released: December 2010
Electric power lines often reach places broadband does not. But using those lines to carry broadband signals has been hampered by line noise and other problems. The IEEE Standard for Broadband over Power Line Networks: Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications covers all types of BPL devices, including those used in first-mile, last-mile broadband connections, in-vehicle applications, and other data distribution.

The standard allows for interoperability with BPL devices now widely used in buildings for local area networks, and it addresses the requirements of smart-grid sensing and control. The standard defines mechanisms for data security and provides for data rates of up to 500 megabits per second on AC or DC lines using a variety of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing techniques.

IEEE 1775-2010
Released: January 2011
The IEEE Standard for Power Line Communication Equipment—Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Requirements—Testing and Measurement Methods covers EMC criteria and consensus test and measurement procedures for broadband over power line communication equipment and installations. It references other national and international standards for BPL equipment and installations, but it does not include specific emission limits, which are subject to national regulations.

The IEEE Wireless Dictionary, 2nd Edition, CD
Released: April 2011
Defines the acronyms and jargon used in the industry, with emphasis on commercial systems. It includes almost 3200 terms with source citations. Users can search for terms by keyword or standard number or browse alphabetically.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on these and other standards, visit the Standards website.

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