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What is Piconet

Handbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia, Second Edition
This is a more advanced Bluetooth network topology, taking the form of a star network that allows for a total of eight devices to be connected at any one time, comprising a master and slave arrangement.
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Parallel Computing on a Mobile Device
Daniel C. Doolan (University College Cork, Ireland), Sabin Tabirca (University College Cork, Ireland), and Laurence T. Yang (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-046-2.ch039
The Message Passing Interface (MPI) was published as a standard in 1992. Since then, many implementations have been developed. The MPICH library is one of the most well-known and freely available implementations. These libraries allow for the simplification of parallel computing on clusters and parallel machines. The system provides the developer with an easy-to-use set of functions for point-to-point and global communications. The details of how the actual communication takes place are hidden from the programmers, allowing them to focus on the domain-specific problem at hand. Communication between nodes on such systems is carried out via high-speed cabled interconnects (Gigabit Ethernet and upwards). The world of mobile computing, especially mobile phones, is now a ubiquitous technology. Mobile devices do not have any facility to allow for connections using traditional high-speed cabling; therefore, it is necessary to make use of wireless communication mechanisms to achieve interdevice communication. The majority of medium- to high-end phones are Bluetooth-enabled as standard, allowing for wireless communication to take place. The Mobile Message Passing Interface (MMPI) provides the developer with an intuitive set of functions to allow for communications between nodes (mobile phones) across a Bluetooth network. This chapter looks at the MMPI library and how it may be used for parallel computing on mobile phones (Smartphones).
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Unlocking the Hidden Power of the Mobile
A network of Bluetooth devices that is limited to seven client/slave devices connected to a master. The architecture of such networks is that of the star topology.
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Wireless Sensor Networks and Systems
Also called Bluetooth personal area network, a piconet is a network of devices connected ad hoc using Bluetooth technology. A piconet is formed when at least two devices connect, and can support up to eight devices.
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An Overview of Wireless Network Concepts
A small network of communication devices connected in an ad-hoc fashion using Bluetooth technology.
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Comparing ZigBee, Bluetooth, UWB, and Wi-Fi
A collection of one or more logically associated devices that share a single identifier with a common coordinator.
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