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Chinese IEEE members want MAC control for cognitive radio

For those in the mood for deep wireless communication geekery, a group of Chinese researchers has released a proposed protocol for MAC layer behaviour of cognitive radio systems. The idea is to increase spectrum efficiency by allowing wireless systems to be opportunistic in their use of spectrum: that is, to use whatever …
Qualcomm Atheros hybrid home network

WTF is... IEEE 1905.1?

Feature It sounds like a solution looking for a problem. A technology that allows networked devices in the home connected by different network media to operate as if they were connected across a single medium. Surely TCP/IP already allows you to do that, routing packets from, say, network attached storage linked to a router over an …
Tony Smith, 15 Feb 2013
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Standards sultan sanctifies 60GHz wireless LAN tech

The IEEE has published a 60GHz wireless networking standard, 802.11ad, much to the joy of the WiGig Alliance: its 60GHz "USB/PCI/HDMI/DisplayPort" technology sits on top of the radio-based communications spec. WiGig’s everything-over-the-air system is expected to deliver up to 7Gbit of data per second, albeit only over a …
Tony Smith, 9 Jan 2013

Network boffins say Terabit Ethernet is TOO FAST

The IEEE consensus group in charge of developing future networking standards has some words for anyone who was hoping to see Terabit Ethernet in the next few years: not so fast. In July, the IEEE Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment ad hoc group issued a report stating that global demand for network bandwidth is growing at such an …
Neil McAllister, 28 Sep 2012

IEEE slips up, leaks logins

IEEE members will be scrambling to change their logins after it emerged that more than 100,000 members’ names and plaintext passwords were left in plain sight for more than a month. In this documentation and analysis of the breach, Danish FindZebra computer scientist Radu Dragusin notes, among other things, that bad password …

Networking industry to collaborate on TERABIT Ethernet

Sensing mounting frustration that movies Linux ISOs aren't downloading fast enough, the IEEE has announced a new group that aims to bring wired Ethernet speeds up to 1Tbps by 2015 and as fast as 10Tbps by 2020. The announcement comes shortly after the publication of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment report, which …
Neil McAllister, 20 Aug 2012
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IEEE admits its MS-DOS history revisionist is in Microsoft's pay

The IEEE's Spectrum magazine has admitted that a recent contributor, who wrote an eyebrow-raising revisionist history of MS-DOS, is paid by Microsoft. Eagle-eyed readers have spotted that the notorious article about the development of Microsoft's early operating system, which we discussed here, is now prefaced with the …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Aug 2012

IEEE commits Wi-Fi refresh to standard

Wi-Fi standards have received a refresh that formalizes various technologies developed in the last four years under the IEEE’s standards processes. With the publication of 802.11-2012, the standards body brings better security, smoother cellular handoff, QoS, and mesh networking into the fold. It’s just the fourth major …
Netgear XAV5101

Netgear Powerline Nano 500 Ethernet-over-mains adaptor

Review When a vendor puts a colour-coded performance guide LED onto a powerline Ethernet product and admits that "best" throughput - the light is green, natch - is "greater than 80Mbps", you immediately realise how big a gap lies between the technology's reach and its grasp. Netgear's latest adaptor, the XAV5101 500 Nano, is labelled …
Tony Smith, 5 Apr 2012
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Broadcom boasts directional antennas for 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Broadcom has provided more details on the 802.11ac Wi-Fi chips it will bring to production in the second half of this year. The Broadcom chips, announced in January, are initially being aimed at the early adopters in the carrier and enterprise industry, and will be ready for volume production in the second half of the year, …
Iain Thomson, 13 Feb 2012
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The IEEE and the Electric Universe

The IEEE’s outpost in Victoria is to play host to an airing of the fringe “Electric Universe” theory today. If Melbourne-dwelling members have time, they can pop over to Engineering House at North Melbourne to hear one Wal Thornhill expound the theory under the title The Electric Universe – A Practical Engineer’s Cosmology ( …
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Another Alliance pushes into White Space

The WhiteSpace Alliance will endorse the IEEE 802.22 standard for networks operating in unused television frequencies, but world domination is far from assured. While most developed countries are agreed that White Space should be filled – with unlicensed devices reliant on a central database of available frequencies – beyond …
Bill Ray, 23 Dec 2011
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New chippery on parade at ISSCC

The new year in IT always begins around now, when the IEEE puts out the advance program for the International Solid State Circuits Conference, which takes place in San Francisco in February. This time around, it runs from February 19 through 23, and while there are not a large number of server-class processors coming out, there …

IEEE task force massages 100GE for backplanes

The IEEE standards body has set up a task force of industry vendors to start work on the four-lane, 25Gb/sec signaling that will be required for future 100 Gigabit Ethernet. The group will also thrash out the specs that will allow 100GE to be used in server and network equipment backplanes and over short-haul copper wires. …
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Standard setter seeks to unify power, wired, wireless LANs

The IEEE has put in place a programme to devise a standard that will bridge wired and wireless network technologies in the home. Dubbed P1905.1, the draft standard will "provide a common, protocol-agnostic interface" to not only 802.11 Wi-Fi and 802.3 Ethernet but also the less well-known MoCa (multimedia over co-ax) spec and …
Tony Smith, 15 Dec 2010
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Laptop makers 'open' to universal AC adaptor spec

Taiwanese notebook manufacturers - who, let's face it, are responsible for producing 99.9 per cent of the world's laptops, big and small - are apparently open to the notion that they should back a single standard for notebook power supplies. Now, don't get your hopes up that you'll see a universal laptop power unit any time …
Tony Smith, 7 Jul 2010
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IEEE names 28-year-old woman its new 'Face of Engineering'

Global engineering association the IEEE has chosen a woman described by her supervisors as "the 'Energizer Bunny'" as its designated "New Face of Engineering" for 2010. Sanna Gaspard, New Face of Engineering 2010 as nominated by the IEEE. Credit: Carnegie Mellon World Peace? Not specifically. But she does like helping …
Lewis Page, 2 Mar 2010
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Microsoft chucks bargain bin at world's youth

How does Microsoft tempt students into its development tools bandwagon? By parking it outside the school yard and promising free love and software to the tiny tots. The Redmond giant is teaming up with industry standards body the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to give its student members gratis access …
Austin Modine, 19 Feb 2010

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