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Modern Standardization: Case Studies at the Crossroads of Technology, Economics, and Politics / Edition 1

Modern Standardization: Case Studies at the Crossroads of Technology, Economics, and Politics / Edition 1

by Ron Schneiderman
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This book includes a collection of standards-specific case studies. The case studies offer an opportunity to combine the teaching preferences of educators with the goals of the SEC (Standards Education Committee); providing students with “real-world” insight into the technical, political, and economic arenas of engineering.

  • Encourages students to think critically about standards development and technology solutions
  • Reinforces the usage of standards as an impetus for innovation
  • Will help understand the dynamics and impacts of standards

A curriculum guide is available to instructors who have adopted the book for a course. To obtain the guide, please send a request to:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118678596
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/20/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ron Schneiderman has been covering technology and business management issues for more than 40 years. He is a contributing editor to Electronic Design Magazine; Vision, the flagship magazine of the Consumer Electronics Association; IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Spectrum Online and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. Schneiderman is the author of seven books, including Technology Lost — Hype and Reality in the Digital Age (Prentice Hall), FUTURE TALK — The Changing Wireless Game (IEEE Press), and The Mobile Technology Question & Answer Book — A Survival Guide for Business Managers, published by AMACOM, the book publishing arm of the American Management Association.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book, 2

The Push for Open Standards, 3

Enter Openstand, 4

The Internet and Its Impact on Standards, 5

Where Does All This Leave SDOs?, 7

Rolling Out IPv6, 7

Standards and Trade, 8

Consortia—Chaos and Compromise, 10

Case Study Topics in This Book, 11

1. Smart Grid Takes on Critical Standards Challenges 14

A System-of-Systems, 16

Jump Starting the Smart Grid, 17

The Standards Priority, 19

Strictly Business, 22

United States Has a Running Start, 23

Smart Meter Concerns, 24

IEEE and the Smart Grid, 26

Catalog of Standards, 28

Timing is Everything, 29

Europe’s Interconnected Grid, 30

China Goes Smart, 31

The Smart Grid in Cities, 34

Wireless Everywhere, 35

Advantage, Consumer, 38

Leveraging Home Networks, 41

Conformity Assessment, 43

Cybersecurity Becomes a Major Issue, 46

Solar Flare Threats, 49

More to Come, 52

2. Bluetooth and ZigBee—Fast-Paced Standards Development Boosts Growth 56

Jump Starting the Technology, 57

Interoperability—the (Almost) Killer Issue, 58

Why "Bluetooth?", 62

Bluetooth Standards Development: A Timeline, 65

Bluetooth Today, 69

The ZigBee Story, 70

The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Gap, 72

Fits and Starts, 73

ZigBee Products, 74

Changing of the Guard, 75

Recent ZigBee Smart Grid Developments, 76

3. Developing a Standard for Electrical Trace Heating 79

Why a New Standard was Needed, 80

Establishing a New Standard, 82

Putting Aside Differences, 83

Forming a Working Group, 83

Confidence Surges, 85

Manufacturers Experience Growth, 86

Going Global, 87

History and Timeline of IEEE 515, 88

What’s Next? A Jointly Developed International Standard:

IEC/IEEE 60079-30, 89

4. TV "White Space" Standards Open New Markets 92

Making It Happen, 93

Protecting the System, 94

Setting a Standard, 95

Super Wi-Fi?, 97

Plugging Dynamic Spectrum Access, 99

DSA and the Military, 100

Finding Common Ground, 101

Economics of TV White Spaces, 103

About Those Broadcasters, 104

Wireless MICS Become an Issue, 105

Never Mind, 107

The Global Impact, 108

Future Challenges, 110

Japan Adopts White Space, 113

Another Major Market, 114

What’s Next?, 115

Spectrum Sensing, 118

5. New and Emerging Standards Help Promote Medical Device Development 121

Multiple Solutions, 122

Too Many Radios?, 124

A Work in Progress, 125

Going to Market, 127

Plenty of Standards, More Coming, 128

FDA Recognizes IEEE Standards, 129

A Device, Not a Device, 132

FDA Defines Its "Standards", 133

NFC Standards and Devices, 135

Medical Device Design Challenges, 136

More Market Research, 137

Major Markets, Players, 139

M2M in Telecare, 140

Internet of (Medical) Things, 142

The IP Wars, 143

Privacy Issues, 144

6. Wireless Chargers Become A Standards Battle Zone 145

Going Global, 147

Charged Up, 147

How It Works, 150

The Resonance Approach, 152

PMA and A4WP Unite, 153

For PMA: An Open Spec, 155

The Test Market: Starbucks and McDonald’s, 157

Getting the Word Out, 159

Intel Inside, 160

Military Needs Wireless Charging, 163

Apple Gets a Bite, 164

Innovative, Alternative Approaches to Wireless Power, 166

7. Vehicle "Black Box" Gets Its Own Standard 171

Some Background…, 172

Jump Starting EDRs, 173

Cost Becomes an Issue, 174

More Studies, More Data, 175

A Major Standard Revision, 177

Privacy a Driving Issue, 178

Updating Driver Privacy, 181

Hacking Your Car Code, 182

Europe Test Drives EDRs, 183

More GM Recalls, 185

More Technology, 186

8. EDA Sets the Standard for Complexity 188

Where do EDA Standards Come From?, 189

Semiconductors and EDA, 191

Works in Progress, 193

It’s a Business, 194

Key Standards, 196

EDA Consolidations—Consortia and Companies, 197

EDA and the Internet, 200

Back to School, 201

9. Internet of Things/M2M—A (Standards) Work in Progress 203

From RFID to IoT, 205

Defining Things, 207

IoT and the ITU, 209

Accelerating Standards Development of IoT, 214

M2M Consortia Not Far Behind, 217

Multi-Mode Wireless Sensors, 219

Big Numbers, Big Dreams, 221

Operators See Opportunity in M2M, 223

In the Chips, 227

Connected Car Standards, 229

Regulatory Issues, 231

Hack My Fridge?, 232

Politics, But Not As Usual, 233

Epilogue 235

International Standards Development Organizations Defined 253

Index 267

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