Digital Communication systems and devices operate using defined industry standards to exchange digital messages. These standards define the syntax, semantics, and synchronization of all digital communications and can be implemented as hardware, software or both.
From transmitting signals to understanding how wireless communications work, our communications standards dictionary offers a glossary of important terms you need to know.
- 802.11 IEEE wireless LAN standards
- 8B/10B encoding
- AT command set
- Bell 103
- Bell 212A
- Binary File Transfer (BFT)
- broadband ISDN (B-ISDN)
- CCITT - Comité Consultatif International Téléphonique et Télégraphique
- collision avoidance
- communications protocol
- DSSS - direct-sequence spread spectrum
- FHSS - frequency-hopping spread spectrum
- Group 3 protocol
- Group 4 protocol
- ISDN - integrated services digital network
- MPLS - Multiprotocol Label Switching
- RS-422 and RS-423
- terminal adapter
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