10. The Wireless Signal

Wireless signals are an integral part of many of today's embedded system designs. Mobile computer providers talk of media convergence, where consumers will be able to browse the Internet or watch live sports on a wireless computer, mobile telephone, portable digital television, or personal digital assistant (PDA). Put simply, the media will be transparent to the wireless technology. Nevertheless, media convergence is the precursor to a myriad of complex technological issues, such as enhanced data compression, interoperability, propagation, and interference. Numerous other wireless uncertainties, such as the large number of international standards and media formats, deserve a book of their own. This chapter, in keeping ...

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