You can find the darndest things on the Office and Engineering Technology section of the FCC website. Like, for example, communications and networking hardware that vendors have tested, and have submitted to the OET for approval.
In many cases, the stuff that you'll find here has not been announced to the public. Because of that, and the tendency of we blogger types not to rely only on spoon-fed product announcements, some of us find the testing info on the OET site a mighty fine fishin' spot.
Like this morning, when I happened upon a filing last week from the good folks at Cisco/Linksys. The filing seeks approval for something that for now, is referred to as Wireless-G ADSL Gateway with 2 Phone Ports. You are looking at it at the top of this post.
"This device is a VOIP Wireless-G ADSL Gateway with 2 Phone Ports that
operates in the 2.4GHz frequency spectrum with throughput of up to 54Mbps which OFDM technique will be applied," the testing literature notes. " If the signal to noise radio is too poor which could not support 54Mbps, the 11Mbps data rate with DSSS technique will be applied."
The test results, all contained in this PDF, are exhaustive. If looking at several dozen test results diagrams is your version of TGIF, well go ahead. Just to show you what you are in for should you decide to go there, here's a pix of one of the test results diagrams:
Yes, somehow that will never hang in that photo gallery in the newly gentrifying part of town. You know the one that serves wine and cheese on the first Thursday of the month.
But I know, I know, "a picture is worth a thousand words."
Well, we do pix here, too. So here is one of what the testing lab Cisco used calls a "Conducted Emission Test":
Hmm, of course. Ever heard of an "Unconducted" Emissions Test?