Joseph C. Decuir

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Joseph C. Decuir
Born1950 (age 71–72)
Pasadena, CA, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley, BS, MS
Known forITU-T V-series modem standards
ITU-T T-series facsimile standards
AT Command Set for GSM
Bluetooth Core Specifications
SpouseDeborah L.R. Freng (Deb Freng)
Scientific career
FieldsCommunications standards
Game design

Joseph C. Decuir is an American fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) who was nominated in 2015 for contributions to computer graphics and video games.[1]

Early computer games[edit]

Decuir was nominated to Fellowship in the IEEE based on his contribution to early video games. One of his fellow nomination sponsors was Ralph H. Baer. He is a fellow of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Communications Society.[1]

Engineering standards[edit]

Decuir made substantial technical and editorial contributions to wired and wireless communications engineering standards, including:[citation needed]

  • ITU-T V-series modem standards: V.8, V.8bis, V.32bis V.34, V.80, V.90, V.250, V.251 and V.253
  • ITU-T T-series facsimile standards: T.30, T.31 and T.32
  • European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI): ETS 300 642: AT Command Set for GSM Mobile Equipment (ME)
  • USB Communications Device Class, Wireless Mobile Communications and Network Control Model
  • European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA International): ECMA-368, High Rate Ultra Wideband MAC and PHY Standard
  • Wireless USB v1.1
  • Bluetooth Core Specifications: v3.0, v4.0, v4.1 and v4.2
  • Bluetooth Profiles and Services: RESTful API, Internet Protocol Support v1.0, HTTP Proxy Services v1.0

Current engineering related activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Decuir is a resident of Issaquah, Washington. He is married to American colorist painter Deborah L.R. "Deb" Freng, and has four children.[5]

Decuir volunteers his time to IEEE Global Humanitarian Conferences.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2015 elevated fellow" (PDF). IEEE Fellows Directory.
  2. ^ Stilphen, Scott. "DP Interviews ... Joe Decuir". Digit Press. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ Kindig, Randy (May 17, 2015). "ANTIC Interview 44 - Joe Decuir, Atari 400/800 Designer". Antic. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ In patents assigned to Commodore Amiga
  5. ^ Dave Round KF7BMC Issaquah Amateur Radio Club, ...He leaves two daughters, Deborah Freng and her husband Joe Decuir, and his daughter Gail Round...
  6. ^ Decuir, Joseph (2016). "Global Humanitarian Technology Conferences". IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. 5 (Oct 2016): 19–29, 128. doi:10.1109/MCE.2016.2590078.