10th April 2007 - 06:48 PM
QUOTE (E. Lusive+Apr 10 2007, 10:58 AM)
So where is the bottleneck in this branch of tech?
Modems use lots of symbol states, as does any sort of modulation scheme.
The value of a two state ON/OFF symbol encoding scheme is that you can use brute force to determine the state. It's either REALLY OFF or REALLY ON and you can be pretty sloppy in between. Consequently it's cheap and fast.
The bottleneck is finding devices that will reliably and economically store multiple states.
11th April 2007 - 07:13 PM
Do you think that this sort of wiring scheme would be more efficient with up and coming photonic circuitry?