Monday, July 9, 2012

Software-based Radio - mobile's next great leap forward

Imagine a mobile phone that works anywhere in the world -- including Antarctica. And is the size of your iPhone. How? By the software of the phone switching the range of signals from the radio spectrum it receives, auto-"magically".
This approach to mobile devices would enable an entire new breed of wireless devices, using the same chipset and antenna (think: economies of scale in production).
Per Vices has introduced software-defined radio gear that Ars Technica thinks will usher in this new era. E company's software radio can broadcast and receive nearly any radio signal on nearly any frequency at the same time. The Per Vices Phi is one of the first devices aimed at the mass hobbyist market to take advantage of this technology. Read more here...

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