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#1 8-bit

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:24 PM

I'm a little confused over the term IEEE. I first read it was used to replace the term FireWire which was Apple brandname, a high speed serial link, but I'm confused as its also used to describe wireless internet connections. Can someone please explain!? :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:41 PM

IEEE or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE is one of the leading standards-making organizations in the world. IEEE performs its standards making and maintaining functions through the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). IEEE standards affect a wide range of industries including: power and energy, biomedical and healthcare, Information Technology (IT), telecommunications, transportation, nanotechnology, information assurance, and many more. In 2005, IEEE had close to 900 active standards, with 500 standards under development. One of the more notable IEEE standards is the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN group of standards which includes the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard and the IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking standard.


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Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:23 PM

It's an organization that specifies standards, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ieee.

It's the number following IEEE that is important in identifying the device/standard.

IEEE 1394 is firewire, while IEEE 1284 refers bi-directional parallel port devices (such as scanners/printers).

A given electrical device must meet certain electrical standards developed by the IEEE.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:39 PM

Thanks for the replies all. :thumbsup:




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