Communications Engineering and Design (CED) magazine offers a wide range of free resources on broadband technology, fiber optics, and much more. One of the most interesting sections of the monthly publication is the inDEPTH feature, a series of reports from CED's editors. Past inDEPTH topics include digital television encryption and wireless technologies. Standards and regulatory issues are posted...
This enlightening Web site introduces the concept of Free Space Optics (FSO), a method of optical communication that uses lasers or light-emitting diodes as a means of data transmission. As long as there is a direct line of sight between two locations, there exists a potential for using FSO technology. Since the speed of light in air is faster than in the glass of fiber optics, "it is fair to...
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