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Sat Sep 30 14:59:34 CDT 2006
*'Tower of Babel' technology nears
The problem of compatibility between wireless devices is being addressed
at an international conference this week. Scientists will be discussing
what has been dubbed "Tower of Babel" technology - software that can
converge different wireless gadgets into a single device. The aim for
Software Defined Radio (SDR) is to be able to translate and understand
any kind of radio wave signal, such as 3G or wi-fi.
*Intel's UWB Chip and First Customers*
Intel <http://www.intel.com/> has worked behind the scenes on
ultrawideband standards with the WiMedia Alliance
<http://www.wimedia.org/> but this week at the Intel Developers
Conference finally revealed its initial plans for a UWB chip. And while
on the surface it doesn't appear too exciting, you can never count out
The first UWB from them is the Intel Wireless UWB Link 1480 media access
controller (MAC) silicon, a host solution suitable for use with third
party physical (PHY) layer chips. Intel's initial partner here is Alereon.
*Wireless USB Devices Coming This Year*
SAN FRANCISCO -- Amid the Itaniums, Xeons and Core 2 Quads here at the
Intel Developer Forum, perhaps the sleeper hit will turn out to be a USB
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced it is now ready to certify
devices for compliance for the Wireless USB specification, which allows
for USB data transfers without the rat's nest of wires found on so many
In a way, it's similar to Bluetooth, which hasn't really found much use
beyond wireless cell phone earpieces.
The problem, said Jeff Ravencraft, chairman and president of the USB-IF
and technology strategist at Intel, is that Bluetooth only offers 1Mbps
data transfer rates, while USB 2.0 can reach 480Mbps.
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