According to Wikipedia: Li-Fi (ˈlaɪfaɪ; short for light fidelity) is wireless communication technology, which utilizes light to transmit data and position between devices.
In technical terms, Li-Fi is a light communication system (hence based on photonics) that is capable of transmitting data at high speeds over the visible light, ultraviolet, and infrared spectrums. In its present state, only LED lamps can be used for the transmission of visible light.
In terms of its end use, the technology is similar to Wi-Fi – the key technical difference being that Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to transmit data.
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There are plenty of blockades between now and the connected-device future that’s been so long on the horizon. One of these is Wi-Fi, which has limitations that keep connected devices from connecting quite as efficiently as they could. Now, there’s a plan in place to fix it. Continue reading “Wi-Fi for smartwatches, Internet-enabled coffee makers and whatever other connected appliance you might fancy”
QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, today announced the launch of the QNX Wireless Framework, a complete software solution that allows embedded systems developers to make cellular and Wi-Fi hardware changes without having to rewrite software applications or change how the applications run. Continue reading “QNX Wireless Framework Integrates Cellular and Wi-Fi into Embedded Systems”
Digilent’s chipKIT WiFire board is an awesome little beastie. Powered by Microchip’s latest 32-bit 200 MHz MCU, the Wi-Fi equipped Arduino-compatible platform has been paired with Imagination Technologies’ Flow Cloud service development tools in an effort to make creating cloud-powered embedded applications practical for the average developer. Continue reading “Wi-Fi equipped 32-bit Arduino board streamlines cloud-powered embedded app development”
Electronics giant Philips will today unveil a new range of wireless LED lamps, including 3D-printed sculpture-style luminaires, as it pushes further into the smart home lighting market. Continue reading “Philips adds new dimension to LED market with 3D printed lamps”
The zombies are coming. A hacker has shown how easy it is to use one drone to hijack another, allowing someone else to take control of its flight. Continue reading “Drones turned into zombies using an easy Wi-Fi hack”
The open-source platform aims to build an interactive global environmental database. Continue reading “Smart Citizen Kit enables crowdsourced environmental monitoring”
With the ADK, users can control electrical loads and accurately measure power consumption of any household electrical appliance either locally using a PC or smartphone, or from the cloud via an infrastructure network. Continue reading “GainSpan Application Development Kit Speeds Wi-Fi Smartplug Design”