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