Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Kallakuri, Karun Kumar Author's Email Address KKALLA1@LSU.EDU URN etd-11132006-115451 Title Communication Blades: Modular Communications for Tangible and Embedded Interfaces Degree Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) Department Electrical & Computer Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Brygg Ullmer Committee Co-Chair Jagannathan Ramanujam Committee Co-Chair Jerry Trahan Committee Member Keywords
- embedded interfaces
- human computer interaction
- communication modules
- tangible interfaces
Date of Defense 2006-11-07 Availability unrestricted AbstractBladed Tiles is a modular hardware toolkit for building tangible and embedded interface devices. It includes “function blades” and “interaction tiles,” which can provide a flexible, inexpensive, open-ended platform for constructing a wide variety of tangible and embedded interfaces.
In this paper, we propose Communication Blades. These are a class of electronic modules with varied computational capabilities for interfacing devices built using bladed tiles toolkit and also for interfacing embedded devices as adapters with external communication networks.
These blades provide flexibility by offering the ability to select between different communication technologies and connectivity by providing devices with interoperability over different communication mediums.
Furthermore, the modular blade architecture allows different types of communication blades to be plugged in on demand. This reduces the need for development and knowledge of communication protocols by the developers, thus abstracting the underlying complexity.
My research work includes studying and designing various communication blades i.e. Serial, USB, Bluetooth and Gumstix. It also includes prototyping, testing and implementing the communication blades.
Filename Size Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds)
28.8 Modem 56K Modem ISDN (64 Kb) ISDN (128 Kb) Higher-speed Access Kallakuri_thesis.pdf 1.20 Mb 00:05:32 00:02:51 00:02:29 00:01:14 00:00:06