• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 5/2004 on page 0
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FlexiPanel IR

Infrared glue for micros and PDAs

IrDA sure looks like an attractive medium for conveying data across small distances. Unfortunately, the associated hardware generally causes sour faces, and is not just ‘playing’ hard to get. Those days are over.Paris-based Hoptroff sarl (in the UK: Flexipanel Ltd.) recently announced the release of an IrDA module (also called ‘irGUI module’ or ‘Flexipanel’) designed for easy connection to microcontroller circuits. This triggered our curiosity and within days a sample of the module arrived in the post along with a hefty information pack.
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