Recently the 3GPP met to discuss NB-LTE, CIoT, LPWA, and plans for GSM channels. Also on the agenda were discussions around FDMA, GMSK, OFDMA and RAN WG1. Apparently, advances to MTC, D2D, and 3d/FD-MIMO were also announced in the recent meeting. Some of us may just be waiting to attend that meeting where we figure out what all of these acronyms actually mean.

In this blog post, we’ll simply provide you with a glossary for the Internet of Things (IoT) and all of its abstract acronyms so that you don’t end up with a Dilbert moment.

IoT Acronyms - A glossary for the Internet of Things

IoTInternet of Things
3GPPThird Generation Partnership Project
APAccess Point
ASICApplication Specific Integrated Circuit
CDMACode Division Multiple Access
DSSSDirect Sequence Spread Spectrum
EIRPEquivalent Isotropically Radiated Power
FDMAFrequency Division Multiple Access
GMSKGaussian Minimum Shift Keying
GPRSGeneral Packet Radio Service
GSMGlobal System for Mobile Communications
HSPAHigh Speed Packet Access
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IPInternet Protocol
ISMIndustrial, Scientific and Medical Radio Bands
LANLocal Area Network
Local RFLocal Radio Frequency
LPWALow Power Wide Area
LTELong Term Evolution
LTE-MTCLong Term Evolution – Machine-Type Communication
MACMedia Access Control
NB-LTENarrow Band Long Term Evolution
PDUProtocol Data Unit or Power Distribution Unit
PHYPhysical Layer connecting to link layer
RACMReference Application Communication Module
RANRadio Access Network
RESTRepresentational State Transfer
RPMARandom Phase Multiple Access
SIMSubscriber Identity Module
TCOTotal Cost of Ownership
TCPTransmission Control Protocol
UDPUser Datagram Protocol
UNBUltra Narrow Band
UTMSUniversal Telecommunications System
WANWide Area Network