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Case studies are examples of the application of standards in a real-world context. Case illustrations:

  • Describe the application of standards to achieve a specific design objective
  • Begin with a posed task, e.g., consider what standards might be applicable to the design of a multi-mode telephone
  • Identify potentially applicable standards
  • Determine design and development constraints imposed by standards
  • Explore proposed solutions

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The material in the case studies is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0442313. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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Wireless router case illustration

wireless_routerThis case illustration explores the effect of standards on the design and development of multi-protocol wireless routers in two phases:

  1. The design of the simplest such router: a home/home office router focusing on IEEE 802.11g wireless protocol standard.
  2. The design of a multi-protocol router for use in a cellular network to interface with the Internet and other, non-cellular networks.

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Multi-mode mobile phone case illustration

cell phoneDesign a multi-mode mobile/cellular telephone that will support global roaming for both voice-band and broadband applications and meet applicable regulatory requirements in each country where used. Broadband applications include support of attached devices such as notebook computers as well as for embedded technology such as a high-definition digital camera.


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