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The A to Z Encylopedia of Wireless Technology

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the its-in-the-air-all-around-us dept.

Wireless Networking 10

An anonymous reader writes "Silicon.com's Encyclopedia of Wireless Technology takes a stab at untangling the assorted standards associated with wi-fi — including potted explanations of the likes of Zigbee, UMTS, HSDPA and WiMax." From the article: "Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), also called W-CDMA, is one of the 3G mobile standards jockeying for position in Europe. First introduced into the UK by 3 in 2003, it is sometimes called 3GSM as it is a 3G tech designed to replace GSM. UMTS has the potential to support 11Mbps data transfer rates and can be used for things like mobile videoconferencing."

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Frosty Piss (-1, Troll)

jrmcferren (935335) | more than 7 years ago | (#17019108)

Icy Cunt

Re:Frosty Piss (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17019290)

Shit, there goes my karma!

R is for Retarded (2, Insightful)

bano (410) | more than 7 years ago | (#17019356)

This seems to be a marketing buzzword collection(only 26 one for each letter harrrr) and not an "Encyclopedia".

Y is for Yucca because plants distort wifi signal.
Thats simply in there because they could find a buzzword in the wifi realm that starts with Y.

Y is for Yagi (1)

linuxkrn (635044) | more than 7 years ago | (#17022490)

How could they miss Yagi Antennas [wikipedia.org] ?

It's what every pringles can wants to be when they grow up.

Here's my own A-Z wireless list... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17020284)

A is for Analog (whew that was easy)
B is for um...battery, used to power many portable wireless devices.
C is for errr.. OH OH yeah: Cell phone, which is a wireless device
D is for Digital (see also: A)
E is for Electromagnetic Spectrum
F is for Frequency
G is for hmmm, I dunno.. maybe 802.11g
H is for Ham Radio (yay!)
I is for uhhh, ok, we'll skip that and come back later
J is for Jack...the thing you plug wireless plugs into.
K is for errr...we'll skip that one also
L is for aaaaahhh...skip it too
M is for Mobile (another term for C=Cell phone)
N is for 802.11n
O is for Omega Race (nothing to do with wireless, it was just my fav. video game)
P is for Portable
Q is for Quiet
R is for Radio
S is for Signal
T is for TDMA
U is for University, where there are lots of cell phone users
V is for Vagina (I might as well throw in a naughty word since I'm getting a -1 Troll for this post anyway)
W is for Wireless
X is for Xtra options on your cell phone
Y is for Y do we need Xtra options?
Z is for Zzzzz Sleep after long Slashdot posting

Re:Here's my own A-Z wireless list... (1)

Specter (11099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17024810)

G is for GSM
I is for iDen

S is for Sebastion (2)

goddidit (988396) | more than 7 years ago | (#17020530)

Because his brain will fry if he gets out of his cage.

V is for Virgin? (1)

MasterC (70492) | more than 7 years ago | (#17021990)

I thought this was about wireless technology not about IT staff...

Seriously though, that's an encyclopedia? Neither ZigBee nor WiMax nor Bluetooth "articles" mentioned IEEE. Better opt for a real encyclopedia and relabel this as a bunch of marketing abstracts.

Waste (2, Interesting)

djupedal (584558) | more than 7 years ago | (#17027446)

What a waste of time - nothing but a slow-motion method of getting you to pull pages/adverts. It is neither useful, nor credible - most likely a feh-fah-phishing pond as well. Can't believe someone submitted it. Can't understand how it was picked for listing...

If you really need such a resource, the two below are decent examples:

E is for Email? (1)

JonLatane (750195) | more than 7 years ago | (#17030244)

Hello? EVDO? They cover W-CDMA, which has seen minimal use, but not EV-DO, which is carried by Sprint Nextel and all the networks that piggyback on them like Embarq and Verizon, the 2nd and third largest providers in the US, along with all these others [wikipedia.org] ? Cingular is pretty much the only carrier I know of that uses W-CDMA, and that's due to some poor planning by AT&T with DoCoMo or something. Even though Cingular is the largest in the US, their 58 million users pale in comparison the the other two's 100+million combined. Not to mention, as numerous Sprint ads will point out, EVDO provides faster speeds when it comes to implementation (not theory, though: see USB speeds). So, how about a revision here?
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