Communications Technology

Connectivity is a key feature of modern embedded products. There’s a wide range of communications modes that can be used, but which is the best for your design? Should you use a wireless technology such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and, if so, which one should that be? Or would wired communication, such as Ethernet, be the best way forward?

In this section, New Electronics reviews the latest communications technologies and brings visitors to the website information on how these technologies are being applied.

Mobiles get wings

Satellite based mobile phone services will allow airline passengers to make calls from on high. By Vanessa Knivett.

Fancy a ride?

The days of two buses coming along at once could be over, at least in London. By Vanessa Knivett.

All for one

Grid computing holds the prospect of accessing vast amounts of processing power from your desktop. By David Boothroyd.

Hands free VoIP

A two part reference design looks to exploit growing demand for internet telephony. By Graham Pitcher.

HSDPA tunes in

HSPA is about to see widespread deployment and, given our proclivity for ‘raw data’, it’s likely to be adopted more rapidly than person to person based 3G services. By Philip Ling.

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