The wireless holy grail

Sept. 28, 2007
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The wireless holy grail
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For years and years we’ve been hearing about how software-defined radio was the holy grail of wireless technologies.

”The idea is that the wireless radio is software-based, rather than hardware-based, and therefore can change on the fly. Thus, a single device can, in theory, do a lot more. For example, it could automatically find the best network and switch you to that network, even if it involves a totally different type of network.“

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