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Friday, February 24, 2006

Revolution wireless transceivers

EDIT: The source can be founded in http://oami.eu.int/RCDOnline/RequestManager, just put "Nintendo" as the owner in the second line of the form and "filling date"/"decending" in the last line, then click search. You will see the pictures of the tranceivers.

First of all what is a transceiver? A transceiver is an aparatus that serves like a receiver and also as a transmiter. This is a wireless one so it could function with bluetooth technology, wifi or others. So why Nintendo uses one of those in Revolution? They are actually showing one to the press... the revolution controller. The revolution controller serves as this two types of aparatus... remember that the controller sends data to the console when the buttons are pressed and the position of the controller also is data that needs to send to the console, this is the transmiter. But also the controller acts like a receiver when using the rummble functionality, cause it receives data from the console when the command for rummble is sent.

I founded a Nintendo patent filled some days ago that shows a transceiver. I tryied to think how this apparatus could be used in all the nintendo brand of apparatus and I thought about DS. Maybe this apparatus could be used for some DS hotspot service, but chances are low.

The apparatus seems very similar to front of the revolution controller. Look to the pictures









What is the use of this transceivers? Them could be used like another type of input from the user... they can be placed in any part of the user body and can send data to the console like the position of that body part. But I doubt this transceivers have all the technology for calibrating them like the controller, maybe they just tell the console the position in reference to the console itself but not rotational info or some other type of. Its a possibility but I don´t think it is their use.

It´s more probably that its use is to receive the info from the controller(s) and to send info to the controller(s). They seem that can be placed in a side or in the top of the T.V.. They have like a pivot below... maybesomething sticky can be placed there to make this transceivers be firmly grabbed to the T.V.

The patent can be found in http://oami.eu.int/RCDOnline/RequestManager but I don´t know for sure if the link sends you directly to the pictures. The patent was filled in the page "Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market" from E.U..

14 Comments:

  • This can probably solve the "Will it work with all TVs?" question that everyone is talking about. I wonder though, how long would the response time be?

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  • That is most definitely the front of the controller and the receiver probably is meant for the Bluetooth signals.

    By Blogger Biggiesized, at 11:43 PM  

  • Yanko, please read these two articles/comment sections about the Revolution and its potential hardware. Each author makes a very compelling argument.

    http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/revolution.ars

    http://arstechnica.com/staff/carthage.ars/2005/9/23/1348

    By Blogger Biggiesized, at 11:50 PM  

  • HEY YANKO, GREAT BLOG! NOT A TON OF UPDATES BUT VERY INTERESTING INFO INDEED. I´M FROM MONTERREY SO NICE TO SEE A MEXICAN STAND UP WITH SUCH A GREAT ANALYSIS

    I WANT TO ASK YOU, WHAT DO YOU THINK ON FALAFELKID´S THEORY ABOUT SOME KIND OF 3D PROJECTION FOR THE REVOLUTION? PERSONALLY I WOULD LOVE IT!!

    GREAT WORK, KEEP IT UP

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:27 PM  

  • I will write soon an article about 3d displays and the factibility of them. I would love to see some kind of holographic display or a video headset, for virtual reality but I am not sure if its possible for this generation. Maybe its possible but if revolution is going to be accessible for the mass, like Nintendo has said, its not factible to have this kind of technology with the revolution. Maybe not with the core revolution.

    If some 3d display exists is more factible to have some type of lenses and stereographic display with a tv or monitor set. Its more cheap and accomplishes the 3d display speculation.

    By Blogger Yanko Heinze, at 5:02 PM  

  • uhuh I'm mexican too... ... and I also think they could be used for the T.V. I mean it has to have som weird tec because Jim Merrick said back in ... november or something like that, that the revmote didn't need any kind of callibration or anything like that

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  • Just want to point out that the connector on this thing looks suspiciously similar to the one on the DSLite.

    By Anonymous Stu L Tissimus, at 12:08 PM  

  • No news, yanko?
    Luca S. (Italy)

    By Anonymous Luca S. (Italy), at 4:52 AM  

  • The device could be attached to the bottom of the controller. Even when the top controller sensor is pointed away from the TV/Sensor bar, the bottom sensor can register the movements of the controller - imagine a baton w/ sensors at both ends...or a lightsaber

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