Wireless Associations and Standards organizations
Wireless networking news, publications and reviews
Wireless Broadband Links
First Generation Mobile Systems
AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone System) - Analog
CDPD Forum: Discussions
on Cellular Digital Packet Data specification
Spec Version 1.1: Brief overview of CDPD concepts and opportunity to
acquire the specification.
Second Generation Mobile Systems
GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications)
GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) is a digital mobile telephone
system using variation of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access).
IS-95 CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access)
CDMA Development Group:
News, terminology, CDMA Data, Third Generation (3G), and Wireless Local
Loop (WLL) discussions
vs. TDMA: High-level discussion of the merits of IS-95 vs. IS-54/D-AMPS
CDMA: Qualcomm's overview of CDMA technology
D-AMPS/NADC TDMA (IS-54 & IS-136 & TIA/EIA-136)
D-AMPS (Digital-American Mobile Phone Service) was first specified as a
standard in EIA/TIA Interim Standard 54 (IS-54). IS-136, is an evolved
version of IS-54.
D-AMPS 1900 Overview: Discusses dual-mode dual-band concepts (sometimes
referred to as PCS), and a comparison of D-AMPS and IS-95 CDMA
Tutorial: Overview of TDMA, migration, and future evolution
PDC (Personal Digital Cellular) & PHS (Personal Handyphone System)
Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) is based on Time Division Multiple Access,
PHS MoU Group: The
complete source on Personal Handyphone System in Japan
DDI PHS Overview:
Explains concepts and internet access scheme
Overview: Ericsson's brief explanation of the PDC system
Third Generation Mobile Systems
The development of Third Generation (3G) Mobile systems, now collectively
referred to as IMT-2000, but previously known as Future Public Land Mobile
Telecommunications Service (FPLMTS) or Universal Mobile Telecommunications
3GPP: Third Generation
Partnership Project 1- Global specifications for GSM/MAP network evolution
to 3G and the UTRA RTT
3GPP2: Third Generation
Partnership Project 2- Global specifications for ANSI/TIA/EIA-41 network
evolution to 3G and global specifications for the RTTs supported by ANSI/TIA/EIA-41
& WIN Classroom: Tutorials, papers, slideshows, & presentations
on EDGE Classic, EDGE Compact, TDMA, UWC-136, and more
The 3G Portal:
Comprehensive new site with news, discussion groups, and more
Pavilion: 3G Work of the CDMA Development Group. Includes cdma2000
Ericsson's WCDMA Overview
3G Newsroom: News,
examples, reports, and more
Infrared Data (IR)
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is the de-facto world standard
for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones
and other wireless terminals.
WAP Forum : WAP
Forum is the organization controlling standardization of WAP. Includes
Developers Forum: Nokia's WAP Developers Forum
Ericsson's free public domain WapIDE Service Development Kit with Application
Designer, sample WAP browser, and more.
WAP.com: News, tools,
WAP.net: News, Developers
Info, and More. Includes a WAP Developers Discussion Board on general WAP
issues and a WAP SDK
HTML-Kit is a full-featured freeware text editor designed to help HTML,
XML and script authors to edit, format, lookup help, validate, preview
and publish web pages.
DissectImage: A freeware graphics tool for creating WBMP format files.
General Wireless Links
Wireless Equipment and Software Manufacturers
3Com Corp. Wireless
Andrew Corp Manufacturer
of antenna systems and other RF components.
Antennas America Inc.
Wireless antenna manufacturer.
Axonn LLC Designs and
manufactures innovative wireless data communication solutions using spread
spectrum technology for industrial and commercial applications.
Casio Inc. Manufactures
and markets PDAs.
Convergys Provides convergent,
highly scaleable, near-time billing systems plus integrated contract center
support to the telecommunications industry.
high speed, high bandwidth cable.
Compaq Computer Notebook
and markets wide variety of unlicensed transmission systems.
Manufactures LANs and PEN-based handheld devices.
EDS Communications Industry
Group Wireless software developer.
Elcom Technologies,Inc., is a privately-held, rapid growth technology company
that designs, develops and markets state of the art frequency sources that
are pivotal to the next generation of optical and wireless communications
Epson America Inc.
Semiconductor developer and handheld device manufacturer.
wireless infrastructure and handheld devices. Developed Mobitex packet
radio network technology used by RAM Mobile Data.
Eupen Cable Supplier
of cable for wireless applications.
Wireless software developer.
General Magic Inc.
Developed Magic Cap operating system.
Inc. Integrated wireless mobile data and voice turnkey systems for
the GEOS operating system for Nokia 9000 and other smart phones.
Inc. Manufactures wireless voice and paging network systems.
Wireless measurement systems manufacturer.
HF, VHF, UHF and multiband communications systems manufacturer.
Hewlett-Packard Co. Manufacturer
of notebook computers.
Hughes Network Systems
Wireless data infrastructure manufacturer.
Wireless Communications Manufactures a variety of wireless products.
Intel Corp. Semiconductor
pen-based handheld computers.
Itronix Corp. Wireless
handheld device and modem manufacturer.
LCC International, Inc.
Provides radio frequency engineering and network design services and products
to service operators.
Lucent Technology's WaveLAN
Wireless LAN service.
Corp. of America/Panasonic Handheld device manufacturer.
Wireless Communications Inc. Mobile phone manufacturer.
Develops wireless, agent-based remote access software.
Motorola Cellular telephone
NEC America Inc. Mobile
radio marketing and sales division manufacturer of cellular phones and
Nokia Mobile Phones Cellular
Systems Inc. Manufactures wireless infrastructure and handsets.
Oracle Corp. Wireless
PACER International Network design and development.
International Develops digital network access products.
Manufacturing Technology Digital wireless equipment provider.
Proxim Inc. Developed
the RangeLAN2 LAN system.
Psion Inc. Manufactures
handheld computing devices.
Qualcomm Inc. Developer
and chief proponent of IS-91 CDMA technology.
Quinsy Wireless software
Co. RF component manufacturer.
Corp. Digital Communications Division Wireless modem developer.
Wireless infrastructure and handset equipment provider
Cellular Remanufactured telecommunications infrastructure equipment
Sharp Electronics Co.
Manufactures mobile phones, PDAs and modems.
Inc. CDPD and circuit switched cellular modem developer.
Solectek Corp. Manufactures
wireless LANs and bridges.
Sony Electronics Inc.
Manufactures phones and PDAs.
SR Telecom Inc.
Manufactures and markets digital telecommunications and data transmission
systems. Wireless access systems and Wireless Local Loop systems based
Sun Mircosystems Inc.
Developed Java Internet programming system.
Manufactures and markets wireless LANs and handheld devices.
of diagnostic systems and switching solutions.
Telxon Corp Manufactures
wireless LANs and handheld devices.
Tessco Wireless equipment
Inc. Manufacturers of coaxial cables.
TTC Test equipment provider.
Uniden Corp. Wireless
Unwired Planet Developer
of HDML Internet programming language.
UPS Logistics Technologies
Leading developer of innovative solutions that are in place providing real
benefits to service and delivery providers.
U.S. Robotics Corp.
Builds Megahertz-brand wireless modems; wireless infrastructure.
Cellular and PCS phone accessories and mobile computing and satellite products.
Wireless LAN information and software
Hotspot-Locations offers a free global directory of commercial and community Wireless LAN (WLAN) access points.
LAN resources for Linux from Jean Tourrilhes includes the Linux Wireless
Point Matrix outlining the technical capabilities of hardware access
points from the fine people at BAWUG.
Cost Wireless Network How-To mainly discusses Proxim Symphony and other
older 2.4GHz gear.
a Unix computer as a 802.11 wireless base station from Ross Finlayson.
- Antennas HQ: categorized resource directory for everything about antennas.
LAN/MAN Modem Product Directory has is a survey of wireless RF modem
products as well as antennas. The page is getting a bit dated.
WaveLAN Wireless on FreeBSD
IEEE 802.11 WaveLAN under NetBSD documentation for wireless networking
is the Mobile Computing Group at Stanford University. They maintain the
and Wireless Computing WWW Virtual Library as well as a number of projects.
is a mobile IP system, developed at Helsinki University of Technology (HUT)
Wireless Home/Small Office Networking Provides assistance to consumers and shows how to get started.
The CMU Monarch
Project develops protocols for adaptive mobile and wireless networking
The Linux Wireless
WAN project is defunct, but the the howto and other information is
N6GN's Higher Speed
Packet Page is no longer maintained, but still has some useful information.
Bay Area Wireless User
Group (BAWUG) also the San
Francisco Bay 802.11b Wireless Internet Access Point List and a list
802.11 Community Networks from Cliff Skolnick. The BAWUG
mailing list and archives are online. The BAWUG site also hosts bsd-wireless
mailing list and archives.
NoCatNet is working to
build a community supported 802.11b wireless network in Sonoma County,
CA. They a number of useful homebrew documents online.
SFLAN is an experimental
megabit ISP in San Francisco. The project is currently being modernized.
Here is an
of the SFLan mailing list.
Old Colorado City
Communications Wireless has the latest project from Dave Hughes the
Prototype Testing and Evaluation of Wireless Instrumentation for Ecological
Research at Remote Field Locations by Wireless National Science Foundation
Elektrosmog is a Stockholm
based a discussion group for public, wireless access to the Internet over
non-telecom networks, such as the Wireless LAN standard IEEE 802.11b.
community Internet service for both wireless and dialup located in Laramie,
HPWREN, the High
Performance Wireless Research and Education Network team is creating, demonstrating,
and evaluating a non-commercial, prototype, high-performance, wide-area,
wireless network in San Diego county.
Wireless Communications Alliance
is a Silicon Valley Initiative for Radio and Optical Connectivity.
PlayaNET is one
of the Burning Man networks
The Dandin Group has
the latest projects from Dewayne Hendricks.
is a not for-profit project to develop a community wireless network in
Consume the Net is
a grassroots 802.11 wireless network in London.
a discussion of community-supported, sustainable urban wireless nets for
the MIT area.
Canberra Wireless Network
is an effort by to build a high-speed wireless network in some parts of
Canberra, Australia. They use older full length Wavelan ISA cards and the
antennae from old satellite dishes. They have some instructions on
to Make a Simple 2.425GHz Helical Aerial for Wireless ISM Band Devices
The Perth Wireless
Networking Project was designed to provide seamless wireless data around
sbay.net is the South
Bay/Silicon Valley Wireless Ethernet Project
a l0pht spinoff to create a secure wireless network around Cambridge, MA.
Some additional information is at Sinister's
Premium .co domains for sale