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Subject: RE: new thread about remote control with display
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2002-10-09


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nielsen Linus
> Because it is a safe way of establishing the data direction,
> to avoid having both devices driving the serial line at once?
>

Hmmm, yes. Otherwise we would need collision detection/arbitration etc -
nasty.... Maybe the remote could periodically send some sort of "I'm here"
packet (which would be needed anyway I guess), after which there could be a
specified "window of opportunity" for the archos to tx any updates. Would
that work?

Stu.



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