Software Defined Radio (SDR) or ‘Tower of Babel’ technology

Another sign of technological Convergence…
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‘Tower of Babel’ technology nears

Software Defined Radio (SDR) can read and understand different kinds of radio waves

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.

Researchers say SDR gadgets could become commonplace in five to 10 years.

read the whole article here.

Thanks to Art.net for the really nice illustration!

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