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GLOSSARY

Term Description
802.11 A set of IEEE standards specifying details for implementing a wireless LAN (WLAN)
802.15.4 An IEEE standard specifying the physical and media access control (MAC) layers for low-rate wireless personal area networks
ADC analog-to-digital converter
AFH adaptive frequency hopping
AoL Alarm on LAN
AP Access Point: A wireless device whose primary function is to consolidate multiple wireless connections, serving as an intermediary between wireless devices and high-speed wired networks.
API Application Programming Interface
APN Access Point Name
ARM7TDMI-S™ Acorn RISC Machine 7 Thumb instruction, Debugger, Multiplier, Ice, Synthesizable
ARS Automatic Radio Sequencer
BBC Bluetooth Baseband Core
BDR basic data rate
BIP Basic Imaging Profile (Bluetooth) Bit-interleaved Parity
Bluetooth (BT) A wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances.
Bluetooth Classic A legacy standard for personal area networks made popular by audio streaming to cell phone headsets. Uses basic rate (BR) or enhanced data rate (EDR) protocols.
Bluetooth Core Specification The Bluetooth Core Specification defines the building blocks used by developers to create interoperable Bluetooth devices. The specification is maintained by the Bluetooth special interest group (SIG) and revised periodically.
Bluetooth Low Energy(BLE) A standard for short-range, low-power wireless applications that communicates state or control information.
BM Bluetooth Manager
BNEP Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol
BR basic rate
BSC Broadcom Serial Control
Channel A range of radio frequencies, within a band, used to transmit or receive a wireless signal
CRC cyclic redundancy check
Dual Band A feature that enables a device to use two bands for wireless communication e.g., 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz
ED erroneous data
EDR Enhanced Data Rate (Bluetooth)
EIR extended inquiry response
EPR encryption pause resume
FEC forward error correction
FPU floating point unit
GAP generic access profile
GFSK Gaussian Frequency Shift Keying
GPIO general-purpose I/O
HCI host control interface
HID Human Interface Device: A type of peripheral device that allows humans to interact with computers, such as a mouse, keyboard, joystick, or graphics tablet.
hot spot A specific geographic location, where a Wi-Fi access point provides a connection to WLANs and/or the Internet.
HotSpot See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HotSpot
HPLMN Home Public Land Mobile Network
IF intermediate frequency
ISM Band(s) Industrial, scientific, and medical bands. A range of radio frequencies (RF) that are license-free, worldwide for industrial-, scientific- and medical-wireless communication. 2.4-GHz ISM Band covers the frequency range from 2.4 to 2.5 GHz ; 5-GHz ISM Band covers the frequency range from 5.725 to 5.875 GHz.
JTAG Joint Test Action Group
LC link control
LCU link control unit
LDO low drop-out
LE low energy
LED light emitting diode
LHL lean high land
LO local oscillator
LPO low power oscillator
LSTO link supervision time out
MIMO Multiple-Input Multiple-Output. MIMO uses multiple transceivers and antennae at both ends of a wireless link to improve throughput and range. MIMO configuration of a device is indicated in the mxn format where m represents the number of transmitters and antennae, n represents the number of receivers and antennae MIMO enables multiple spatial streams for faster data rates
Modulation The process of varying one or more properties such as amplitude or frequency of a periodic waveform (called the carrier signal) with the signal that contains data (called the modulating signal) for transmission.
Modulation Order The order of a digital modulation scheme is the number of different signal combinations or symbols supported by the modulation.
OTP one-time programmable
PA power amplifier
PBF packet boundary flag
PDM pulse density modulation
PLL phase locked loop
PMU power management unit
POR power-on reset
PWM pulse width modulation
QFN quad flat no-lead
QoS quality of service
RAM random access memory
Real Simultaneous Dual Band A feature that enables a device to simultaneously use two bands for wireless communication
RF radio frequency
ROM read-only memory
RX/TX receive/transmit
SCO synchronous connection-oriented
SISO Single-Input Single-Output. SISO uses a single transceiver and antenna at both ends of a wireless link. SISO configuration of a device is indicated in the mxn format where m represents the number of transmitters and antennae, n represents the number of receivers and antennae.
SoC System on a Chip
SOC State of Charge
SPI serial peripheral interface
SSP secure simple pairing
SSR sniff subrating
SWD serial wire debug
TSSI transmit signal strength indicator
UART universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter
ULP Upper Layer Protocol
Wi-Fi A WLAN product based on the 802.11 specifications. Wi-Fi is often used as a synonym for WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) A wireless network that links two or more devices within a limited area like a home or office building
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network. A wireless network that links two or more devices within a limited area like a home or office building
WLCSP wafer level chip scale package
ZigBee and Thread Specifications that are based on 802.15.4 and provide high-level protocols for low-power, wireless mesh networks.