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Automated Interface Switching for Wireless PDAs
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Microelectronics and Information Technology, IMIT. (CCSlab)
2001 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Mobility has become one of the major driving forces behind the Internet research effort for the last couple of years. Many large computer companies have begun to shift their focus and are trying to converge into the telecommunications and computing market. With the huge potential market of mobile/cellular phones to build on, hybrids between cellular phones and computers are a very lucrative and relatively new area. Recent efforts to bring traditional telecommunications closer to an IP based environment (for example the development and deployment of GPRS) have created new possibilities for the future of mobile systems. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) have been around for a couple of years, and they are getting ever more advanced and powerful. Considering how it will soon be very easy to connect these PDAs to the Internet (or any inter-, intranet), using faster and less expensive carriers and technology than ever before, and the new services that can be offered as a result, the market for - and usage of - PDAs have the potential to grow even more rapidly than before.

This Master of Science Thesis will investigate the current and near future development of wireless PDAs, give an analysis of the most suitable technologies and discuss the new capabilities they can provide to consumers. Software for Microsoft Windows CE will be developed which manages the network interface selection for a PDA. The software, which will be integrated with Microsoft Windows CE, will automatically select the best interface for internetworking when two or more networks are available.

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2001. , 81 p.
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Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93279OAI: diva2:515511
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Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
2001-07-06, IMIT Seminar room, Forum, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-04-18 Created: 2012-04-13 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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