Tethered digital butler consumer electronic device and method

Tethered digital butler consumer electronic device and method
US007444130B2
(12) United States Patent
(10) Patent N0.2
Stepanian
(54)
US 7,444,130 B2
(45) Date of Patent:
*Oct. 28, 2008
TETHERED DIGITAL BUTLER CONSUMER
5,650,831 A
ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD
6,097,441 A *
8/2000 Allport ..................... .. 348/552
6,710,790 B1
3/2004 Fagioli
(75)
Inventor;
Robert Stepanian, San Francisco, CA
(Us)
(73)
Assignee: NEXTSTEP, 1116., San Jose, CA (Us)
7/1997 Farwell
6,970,098 B1* 11/2005 Adams et a1. ........ .. 340/82569
2002/0002707 A1
1/2002 Ekel et a1.
2002/0044199 A1*
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4/2002
BarZebar et a1. ....... .. 348/1401
2002/0045484 A1
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FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
2003116074
4/2003
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
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This patent is subject to a terminal dis-
Primary ExamineriOlisa AnWah
claimer.
(74) Attorney, Agent, or FirmiHaynes, Beffel & Wolfeld
LLP
(21) App1.N0.: 11/465,749
(57)
(22) Filed:
ABSTRACT
Aug. 18, 2006
The present invention relates to a tethered digital butler con
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Prior Publication Data
sumer electronics product and method. The tethered digital
Us 2007/0042767 A1
Feb‘ 22 2007
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Related US Application Data
butler, of a price and form factor suitable for consumer elec
tronics markets of developed and developing countries,
includes a communications and multi-media console and a
Wireless remote. The remote may resemble a handheld per
(63) ContinuatiOn'in'Part of application NO- 11/350,980,
sonal computer (HPC), a palm-held personal computer (PPC
?led 011 Feb 8, 2006, HOW Pat N0~ 7,389,103
or PDA) or a smart phone, but has a loW cost and feature set
(60) Provisional application No. 60/709,666, ?led on Aug.
19 2005'
SuPPmed by the Console that iS_n°V_e1 in the Consumer elec'
tromcs market. In part1cular, th1s d1sclosure relates to com
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bining telephone service, device control and, optionally, a
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?ngerprint reader for easy user identi?cation/authoriZation
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H04B 1/06
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us. Cl. ....................... .. 455/344; 370/352; 725/11;
and personal1Zat1on. As another option, a camera can be
incorporated into the remote’ thereby enabling Video Confer‘
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382/124
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encing and other visual features. Alternatively, the remote
may be Pa°kag?‘.1?ePara‘e1y from 2‘. °°I.1S°1e and Sold to inter‘
713/186 725/11 6_ 382/124 379/8817’
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dev1ce from a different source, such as one running on a
WindoWs, OS X or Linux platform, With or Without telephone
capabilities. The remote may include a media reader and
remote USB port.
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TETHERED DIGITAL BUTLER CONSUMER
ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a tethered digital butler
consumer electronics product and method. The tethered digi
tal butler, of a price and form factor suitable for consumer
RELATED APPLICATIONS
electronics markets of developed and developing countries,
This application is a continuation-in-part of and claims
priority to US. application Ser. No. 11/350,980 ?led Feb. 8,
2006 by inventor Robert Stepanian, entitled, “TETHERED
includes a communications and multi-media console and a
Wireless remote. The remote may resemble a handheld per
sonal computer (HPC), a palm-held personal computer (PPC
DIGITAL BUTLER CONSUMER ELECTRONIC DEVICE
or PDA) or a smart phone, but has a loW cost and feature set
AND METHOD”, Which claims the bene?t of US. Provi
supported by the console that is novel in the consumer elec
sional Application No. 60/709,666 ?led Aug. 19, 2005; it
tronics market. In particular, this disclosure relates to com
further claims the bene?t of and priority to US. Provisional
bining telephone service, device control and, optionally, a
Application No. 60/709,666 ?led Aug. 19, 2005.
This application is related to US. Design patent applica
tion Ser. Nos. 29/236,023, 29/236,022 and 29/236,022, ?led
on Aug. 10, 2005 by inventors Phoebe Ng, Robert Stepanian
?ngerprint reader for easy user identi?cation/authoriZation
and personalization. As another option, a camera can be
incorporated into the remote, thereby enabling video confer
encing and other visual features. Alternatively, the remote
and Allison S. Conner, entitled, “NAVIGATION BUTTON
ARRAY FOR REMOTE CONTROL HOUSING”,
“REMOTE CONTROL HOUSING” and “CONSOLE
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device from a different source, such as one running on a
HOUSING”. The priority, provisional and related design
applications are incorporated by reference.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
WindoWs, OS X or Linux platform, With or Without telephone
capabilities. The remote may include a media reader and
remote USB port. Particular aspects of the present invention
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The present invention relates to a tethered digital butler
consumer electronics product and method. The tethered digi
tal butler, of a price and form factor suitable for consumer
electronics markets of developed and developing countries,
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sonal computer (HPC), a palm-held personal computer (PPC
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tronics market. In particular, this disclosure relates to com
bining telephone service, device control and, optionally, a
reader.
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DETAILED DESCRIPTION
source, such as one running on a WindoWs, OS X or Linux
The folloWing detailed description is made With reference
platform.
Convergence of digital devices is not unbounded, because
it is guided by market realities. Many concepts are ?oated as
FIG. 4 shoWs the 8051 based Philips LPC89LPC931 con
troller.
FIG. 5 shoWs the ZV4301 to other CPU and peripheral
interfaces.
FIG. 6 is a block diagram of the console.
FIG. 7 is an alternative block diagram of the digital butler
remote, With a CMOS camera module and/or memory card
?ngerprint reader for easy user identi?cation/authoriZation
from a console and sold to interact With capabilities of a
communications and multi-media console from a different
FIG. 1 is a block diagram of the digital butler remote.
Details of the main processor are depicted in FIG. 2.
The LPC 2132 memory maps are shoWn in FIG. 3.
or PDA) or a smart phone, but has a loW cost and feature set
and personalization. The remote may be packaged separately
are described in the claims, speci?cation and draWings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
includes a communications and multi-media console and a
Wireless remote. The remote may resemble a handheld per
supported by the console that is novel in the consumer elec
may be packaged separately from a console and sold to inter
act With capabilities of a communications and console, set
top box, multi-media PC or other consumer electronics
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to the ?gures. Preferred embodiments are described to illus
trate the present invention, not to limit its scope, Which is
trial balloons that burst, never to see an enabling development
de?ned by the claims. Those of ordinary skill in the art Will
recogniZe a variety of equivalent variations on the description
effort or a reduction to practice. Some convergence trends are
that folloWs.
strong and noteWorthy. Cellular smartphones or business
phones such as Treo or Blackberry products are becoming
A tethered digital butler produces a loW cost, palm-held
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remote With a novel combination of features that are imple
poWerful and supplanting separate PDAs. These smartphones
mented by logic and resources of the console, connected
go With the user across a cellular netWork and even overseas.
Wirelessly to the palm-held remote. Tethering the palm-held
They are untethered, packing many features into a small form
factor, not requiring a console. Another trend is to repackage
a PC as media center, complete With a Wireless keyboard.
Recent announcements suggest interfacing a Microsoft
media center With a Bluetooth-equipped cellular telephone to
device, so that it depends on logic and resources of the con
sole, runs against the trends and teachings of the consumer
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Various novel combinations of features are emphasiZed in
use the sound reproduction of a TV as a sort of speaker phone,
relying on the cellular telephone for netWork connectivity. In
both instances, the telephone features are untethered from and
do not depend on availability of a console.
electronics industry and particularly against the trend toWard
more poWerful smartphones.
this application. One Will recogniZe that the features dis
cussed can be combined in many Ways, While remaining
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faithful to the tethered digital butler concept.
In a ?rst embodiment of the tethered digital butler, the
For developing countries and cost-conscious buyers, the
palm-held remote alloWs a user to select among and use logic
Treo and media center approaches are over-built and too
and resources of a bread-box or smaller siZed console to
authenticate users from a ?ngerprint reader on the remote, to
expensive. An opportunity arises to provide a loW-cost inte
grated consumer electronics system that includes a novel
feature set and a cost-effective allocation of technical tasks
betWeen a remote and a console.
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personaliZe the user’s telephone, TV vieWing, media access
and intemet broWsing experiences, to connect the user to a
telephone netWork consistent With the user’s authentication,
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and to control multi-media features, such as channel control,
special purpose controls of the remote. The remote may be
volume control, DVD/CD playback control, and digitally
adapted to invoke a glue logic application supplied for or
stored music access and playback. In this embodiment, the
palm-held remote integrates at least a ?ngerprint reader, a
speaker, microphone and volume control adapted for use as a
native to a communications and/ or multi-media console, such
as one running under WindoWs, OS X or Linux.
In a sixth embodiment, a remote control for a gateWay
telephone, a display at least capable of shoWing a telephone
device t is coupled to multimedia and communication
resources. The gateWay device including logic and resources
to process Wireless input and provide access to the multime
number, a cursor control and trigger adapted to select and
control resources of the console, a compact keypad including
numeric keys usable for telephone dialing, the compact key
pad further including alphabetic keys usable for Web broWs
dia and communication resources. The remote control
includes a palm-held remote adapted to invoke glue logic
running on the gateWay device by Wirelessly directing input to
ing. The bread-box or smaller siZed console integrates at least
a DVD/CD player, a netWork port and logic and resources
adapted to authenticate users of the palm-held remote and
the gateWay device. It integrates at least a speaker and volume
control adapted for use as a remote speaker, a ?ngerprint
reader and a cursor control and trigger adapted to select and
control resources of the console. Glue logic invoked Wire
personaliZe their telephone netWork connection and their
Internet broWsing based on ?ngerprints received from the
palm-held remote, connect telephone features of the palm
lessly by the remote control is adapted to connect the speaker
held remote to the telephone netWork, respond to Internet
to a sound reproduction module and connect the ?ngerprint
reader to an authentication and personaliZation module that
selects a user pro?le based on activation of the ?ngerprint
reader and authentication of the user. The personaliZation
broWsing commands from the palm-held remote and display
Web pages on a monitor or television, control channels
accessed by a video receiver, drive speakers and provide
volume control, provide playback control for the DVD/CD
player, and access and playback digitally stored music.
In a second embodiment of the tethered digital butler, the
palm-held remote has feWer components; the console sup
ports feWer features; thus, the combination Will be less expen
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module adapted to present the user’s personaliZed favorite
media access, present the user’s personaliZed history lists,
automatically authenticate the user for digital rights manage
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ment, automatically authenticate the user for communication
access, and automatically authenticate the user for electronic
sive and more attractive in many markets. Remote compo
Wallet reproduction of purchasing credentials.
nents then include a speaker, microphone and volume control
adapted for use as a telephone, a display at least capable of
shoWing a telephone number, a cursor control and trigger
adapted to select and control resources of the console, and a
An alternative to video operation of a camera is still opera
tion of the camera. The still camera may be Wirelessly
coupled to a photographic capture module running on another
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device, Which persists the pictures taken. The persistence at
compact keypad including numeric keys usable for telephone
the other device can simplify the remote and reduce its co st, as
dialing. The ?ngerprint reader is not included, nor is the
alphabetic keypad. The logic and resources of the console are
reduced accordingly. Logic and resources of the console need
only temporary buffering in the remote is needed.
not authenticate and personaliZe based on ?ngerprints or
An aspect of this disclosure that can be combined With any
of the foregoing embodiments is remote on-screen menu and
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access and playback digitally stored music. Internet broWsing
may be limited or may be supported by an on-screen key
board.
In a third embodiment of the tethered digital butler, the
DVD/CD player is omitted from the console. The features of
controls display, translating a device menu and controls dis
play that Would normally appear on a TV or monitor for
reproduction on a display that is part of the remote. To imple
ment this capability, a menu-generating device can assemble
on-screen menus and controls as separate data stream, apart
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the palm-held remote do not much change, but the logic and
from any video image that the menus and controls overlay.
In fourth embodiment, the console is implemented on a PC,
The data stream can be supplied both to the device’s oWn
on-screen overlay generator and to a communications module
coupled to the remote. The remote uses the data stream to
Which may be larger than bread-box siZed. This typically
render the on-screen display in a legible format, adapted to the
resources required of the console are reduced.
Would be less desirable, as most PCs do not ?t a media room 45 reduced siZe of a screen on the remote. Preferably, the menu
and control organiZation format on the remote mimics What
decor and are relatively loud, due to fans and hard disk rota
tion. A neW generation of PCs, such as the Mac Mini, presents
a small form factor (presently 6.5><6.5><2 inches) and quiet
the vieWer can see on the screen, to minimiZe confusion.
Technologies such as a subset of HTML and JavaScript alloW
a designer to specify a menu and control layout in terms that
operation, While including enough computing poWer to func
tion as PC.
In a ?fth embodiment, the remote is emphasiZed. One
aspect of the remote is to provide a complete I/O platform in
the palm of the user’s hand. Features adaptable to VoIP and/or
video phone operation, such as a microphone, can be used for
other purposes, such as dictation, note taking, voice messag
ing, listening to music or remote vieWing video. To support
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of the on-screen menu and control data stream may preempt
a video image display or may be overlaid on top of the video
image. Optionally, the device’s on-screen menu and controls
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can be supplied to the remote exclusively as a data stream and
not as part of a rendered video stream, to avoid confusing
menus of different siZes. Alternatively, the on-screen menus
and controls may just appear on the remote’s display as a
consequence of being rendered to a TV or monitor that is
the high demands of streaming video, a broader communica
tions channel, such as Bluetooth version 2 or later or 802.1 In,
and a more poWerful processor are included. The remote may
function in tandem With a console, PC or set top cable or
permit rendering to a variety of display siZes. Remote display
reproduced on the remote’s display.
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In any of these embodiments, a camera module can be
satellite box. It also could be con?gured to control other
incorporated into the remote, thereby enabling video confer
consumer electronics device such as a TV, IP-TV, home the
encing and other visual features. The camera is comple
mented by a glue logic application supplied for or native to a
ater system, component stereo, digital video recorder, DVD
player or recorder, VCR, etc. It can receive streaming media
directly from a server. The palm-held remote may be com
communications and/ or multi-media console, such as one
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running under WindoWs, OS X or Linux. To support full
binedWith a glue logic application that enables a console, PC,
motion video, Bluetooth version 2 or later or a Wireless Eth
set top box or other consumer electronics device to utiliZe the
ernet protocol may be used to supply the required bandWidth.
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Remote HardWare
Introduction
The digital butler remote is a gadget based on the Bluetooth
or another Wireless technology used for communications and
As a further aspect of these embodiments, the console may
be equipped With a non-volatile memory sized to time-shift
playback from the video receiver and its logic and resources
are further adapted to provide a menu of upcoming video
remote control applications.
content, schedule recording of the video content and replay
the video content. Alternatively, the non-volatile memory
may be sized to hold a library of digital music.
Features
The digital butler remote board is an ARM7 processor
based solution.
This remote is built around the Philips LPC2132 ARM
The U0 platform in the palm of our hand concept can be
enhanced by adding a memory card reader to the remote. One
controller. The main processor provides interfaces for the
or more of the many memory card formats noW in use or as
Keypad, Trackball or other pointing device, 128*32 graphics
may be developed in the future can be accommodated.
Another form of U0 is provided through a USB or FireWire
port. The remote may integrate a USB connector and port or
LCD module, ?ngerprint sensor, and Bluetooth SOC. The
Bluetooth SOC and Zeevo ZV4301 interface With a micro
phone, speaker and headphone for voice utilities. The system
may use a Philips 89LPC931 controller for the keypad inter
face through a 12C Bus. Alternative hardWare con?gurations
similar FireWire support. Glue logic running on the host
device may be adapted to treat the USB or FireWire port as if
it Were local to a machine being accessed using the remote.
In another aspect of these embodiments, the remote may
hold a DRM key and automatically deliver the key to DRM
are illustrated in FIGS. 7 and 8.
FIG. 1 is a block diagram of the digital butler remote.
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enabled device. Either memory on the remote, a memory
module or an identi?cation reader combined With the remote
may hold the DRM key. The identi?cation reader can read a
Embodiment Details
smart card or similar module With memory or can read a
?ngerprint in order to authorize automatic use of the DRM
key to exercise DRM-evidenced rights. When a user visits a
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Chip number
Main processor
LPC2132, Philips.
Keypad controller
89LPC931, Philips.
(122)
remote and the associated digital rights for use on the neigh
Description
Main CPU, 60 MHz/64
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neighbor’s console, they may take along their hand-held
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Chip Name
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interface.
LCD Display module
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Module.
Miniature all directional
sWipe of the ?ngerprint reader. Coupled Wirelessly to the
Industries, Cannon;
scanning sWitch.
?ngerprint sensor softWare is a personalization module. If a
Omni- or Van-Point or
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Another feature that can be combined With any of these
embodiments is personalization based on a single action, a
user does not identify himself by sWiping the ?ngerprint
sensor, then a generic pro?le is applied to personalization of
music, movies, photos, videos, ?les and telephone access. If
the user swipes the ?ngerprint sensor, then personalization
Omni- or Van-Disk
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devices, ITT
Industries, Cannon.
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Bluetooth SOC (132))
ZV4301, Zeevo or
Bluetooth SOC With,
equivalent by
UART interface.
interfaces.
can be applied, analogous to sWitching users in current Win
doWs XP implementations. This degree of context shifting
based on a single action at a remote control is believed to be
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more keys linked to the ?ngerprint; history of searches, recent
topics, personal interest (a la Google Sidebar or Claria Per
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credit card information and other account authorization infor
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peripheral pins can also be remapped as General Purpose I/O
pins. The system includes on-chip SRAM of 16 KB (213) and
is Well suited for communication gateWays and protocol con
verters, soft modems, voice recognition and loW end manag
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poWer. Various 32-bit timers (247, 248), 10-bit 8 channel
The form factor of a bread-box or smaller sized console can
be judged by volume. A smallish consumer electronics com
ponent uses an enclosure (from Which connectors and feet
protrude) that is 12 by 15 by 3 inches and has a volume of 540
cubic inches. This is an approximately bread-box sized enclo
sure, although the shape differs from a loaf of bread.
MSM7716, OKI.
mode” reduces code by more then 30% With minimal perfor
mance penalty. Due to their tiny size and loW poWer consump
tion, these micro controllers are typically used for miniatur
ized applications, such as hand-held equipment. Most
The console may be equipped With a remote locator control
button that causes the remote to emit a tone Which makes it
easier to locate.
The form factor of a palm-held remote should be easily
Codec IC (141)
embedded trace support, together With 64 Kbytes (KB) of
embedded high speed ?ash memory (223). A 128 bit Wide
memory interface (211, 212, 222) and accelerator architec
voice over IP, instant messaging, Web conferencing and
e-mail; electronic Wallet access, automatically looking up
recognized.
Bluetooth SOC Flash,
Additional details of the main processor are depicted in
FIG. 2. The LPC2132 (100) is based on a 32/16-bit
sonalWeb), personal receptiveness to advertising content,
mation; and sharing of information by person logged in.
AT49BV802A, Atrnel.
Linear Technology.
favorite music, photos or video in an on demand environment;
recently accessed ?les; automatic authenticated access to
communication channels linked to the ?ngerprint, such as
Flash Memory (131)
8 Mb
neW and unique. The personalization may include: favorite
channels/movies/shoWs in a streaming video environment;
approved access to DRM-controlled content using one or
Broadcom or RSMD.
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ing, providing both large buffer size and high processing
ADC(s) (226), 10-bit DAC (227), PWM channels (225) and
47 GPIO lines (228) With up to nine edge or level sensitive
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external interrupt pins, make these microcontrollers particu
Direction control of individual bits.
Separate control of output set and clear.
All I/O default to inputs after reset.
The LPC 2132 memory maps shoWn in FIG. 3 incorporate
larly suitable for industrial control and hand-held systems.
The integrated ARM microprocessor operates at 60 MHZ
and, in one embodiment, supports the following features:
16/32-bit ARM7TDM1-S microcontroller (232) in a tiny
LQFP64 package. 8/16/32 KB of on-chip static RAM
(213) and 64/512 KB of on-chip Flash program memory
(223). A 128 bit Wide interface/accelerator (211, 212,
several distinct regions. In addition, the CPU interrupt vectors
may be re-mapped to alloW them to reside in either Flash
memory (by default) or on-chip static RAM.
The vectored interrupt controller (VIC) accepts all of the
interrupt request inputs and categoriZes them as FIQ, vec
222) enables high speed 60 MHZ operation.
In-System/In-Application Programming (ISP/IAP) via on
tored IRQ, and non vectored IRQ as de?ned by program
chip boot-loader software. Single Flash sector or full
chip erase in 400 ms and programming of 256 bytes in 1
Ms. Embedded Trace interfaces (231) offer real-time
mable setting. The programmable assignment scheme means
that priorities of interrupts from the various peripherals can be
dynamically assigned and adjusted.
debugging With the on-chip real monitor softWare and
high speed tracing of instruction execution. One 8 chan
Fast interrupt request (FIQ) has the highest priority. If more
than one request is assigned to FIQ, the VIC combines the
requests to produce the FIQ signal to the ARM processor. The
nel 10-bit A/ D converters (226) provides a total of up to
16 analog inputs, With conversion times as loW as 244 ps
per channel.
Single 10-bit D/A converter (227) provides variable analog
output.
fastest possible FIQ latency is achieved When only one
request is classi?ed as FIQ, because then the FIQ service
routine can simply start dealing With that device. But if more
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TWo 32-bit timers/ counters (With four capture and four
than one request is assigned to the FIQ class, the FIQ services
routine can read a Word from the VIC that identi?es an FIQ
compare channels each) (225), PWM unit (six outputs)
source that is requesting an interrupt. Vectored IRAs have
(225) and Watchdog (248).
middle priority. Sixteen of the interrupts can be assigned to
this category. Any of the interrupt requests can be assigned to
any of the 16 vectored IRQ slots, among Which slot 0 has the
highest priority and slot 15 has the loWest. Non-vectored
Real-time clock (247) equipped With independent poWer
and clock supply permitting extremely loW poWer con
sumption in poWer-save modes. Multiple serial inter
faces including tWo UART (16C550) (246), tWo Fast
I2C-bus (400 Kb/s) (244), SP1 and SSP (245) With buff
ering and variable data length capabilities.
Vectored interrupt controller (253) With con?gurable pri
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IRQ’s have the loWest priority.
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orities and vector addresses.
Up to 47 5 V tolerant general purpose I/0 pins (228) in tiny
LQFP64 package.
highest-priority requesting IRAs service routine, otherWise it
Up to nine edge or level sensitive external interrupt pins
(224) available.
provides the address of a default routine that is shared by all
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60 MHZ maximum CPU clock available from program
mable on-chip PLL (241).
On-chip crystal oscillator With an operating range of 1
MHZ to 30 MHZ.
PoWer saving modes include idle and PoWer-doWn.
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Individual enable/ disable of peripheral functions as Well as
peripheral clock scaling doWn for additional poWer opti
miZation.
Processor Wake-up from PoWer-doWn mode via external
interrupt (224).
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Built in baud rate generator.
Standard modem interface signals included on UART 1.
12C (244) is a bi-directional bus for inter IC control using
only tWo Wires, a serial clock line (SCL) and a serial data line
can operate as either a receiver only device or a transmitter
With the capability both to receive and send information.
Transmitters and/or receivers can operate in either master
or slave mode, depending on Whether the chip has to initiate
application program may also erase and/ or program the ?ash
While the application is running, alloWing ?exibility for data
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loader is used, 64 KB ?ash memory is available for user code.
The LPC2132 ?ash memory provides a minimum of 100,000
erase/Write cycles and 20 years of data retention. On-chip
static RAM (213) may be used for code and/or data storage.
The SRAM may be accessed as 8 bits, 16 bits or 32 bits Wide.
The LPC 2132 contains tWo UARTs (246). One UART
provides a full modem control handshake interface, the other
provides only transmit and receive data lines. The features of
UART is listed beloW:
16 byte, receive and transmit FIFO s.
Register locations conform to ‘550’ industry standard.
(SDA). Each device is recogniZed by a unique address and
The LPC 2132’ s 64 KB of?ash memory (223) may be used
storage ?eld ?rm grade upgrades, etc. While the on chip boot
the non vectored IRAs. The default routine can read another
VIC register to see What IRAs are active.
Receiver, FIFO trigger points at 1, 4, 8, and 14 bytes.
Single poWer supply chip With POR and BOD circuits.
CPU operating voltage range of 3.0V to 36 V (33 V:10%)
With 5 V tolerant I/O pads.
for both code and data storage. Programming of the ?ash
memory may be accomplished in several Ways. It may be
programmed in the system via the serial port (245). The
The VIC combines the requests from all the vectored and
non-vectored IRAs to produce the IRQ signal to the ARM
processor. The IRQ service routine can start by reading the
register from the VIC and jumping there. If any of the vec
tored IRAs are requested, the VIC provides the address of the
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a data transfer or is only addressed. I2C is a multi-master bus
that can be controlled by more than one bus master connected
to it.
I2C implemented in LPC2132 support bit rate up to 400
kbit/ s (Fast 12C). The features of LPC2132 I2C bus is listed
beloW:
Standard I2C compliant bus interface.
are connected to a speci?c peripheral function are controlled
Easy to con?gure as master, slave, or line-select master or
slave.
by the GPIO registers. Pins may be dynamically con?gured as
inputs or outputs. Separate registers alloW setting or clearing
any number of outputs simultaneously. The value of the out
Programming clocks alloW versatile rate control.
Bi-directional data transfer betWeen masters and slaves.
Multi master bus (no center master)
General purpose parallel I/ O is supported by device pins that
put register may be read back, as Well as the current state of
the port pins. The GPIO lines have the folloWing features.
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Arbitration betWeen simultaneously transmitting masters
Without corruption of serial data on the bus.
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Serial clock synchronization allows devices With different
The keypad 8*13 matrix (406) is connected to the GPIO
lines of P89LPC931 micro controller (404). The keypad has 8
bit rates to communicate via one serial bus.
Serial clock synchronization can be used as a hand shack
mechanism to suspend and resume serial transfer.
return lines and 13 scan lines. The return lines are connected
to the keyboard port of the P89LPC93I micro controller. The
The 12C bus may be used for test diagnostics purposes.
P89LPC93I is connected to the main processor LPC2l32
through the 12C bus to minimize the number of pins on the
main processor.
The custom softWare is loaded into the ?ash program
The SP1 (245) is a full duplex serial 1/ 0 interface, designed
to be able to handle multiple masters and slaves connected to
a given bus. A single master and a single slave communicate
on the interface during a given data transfer. During a data
memory of the P89LPC93I micro controller Which scans the
transfer, the master alWays sends a byte of data to the slave,
and the slave alWays sends a byte of data to the master. The
features of the SP1 controller is listed beloW:
keypad and generates ASCII codes and communicates to the
main processor through the 12C bus. The P89LPC93I micro
controller is normally kept in poWer save mode, and it Will
aWaken in response to keyboard interrupts after the key press.
The keyboard port of P89LPC93I has a change on status
Compliant With serial peripheral interface (SP1) speci?ca
tion.
Synchronous, serial, full duplex, communication.
interrupt feature, and hence any key press Will generate the
keyboard interrupt. The key bounces are taken care of by the
softWare.
The QWERTY keyboard may have a Chinese character
Combined SP1 master and slave.
Maximum data bit rate of one eighth of the input clock rate.
The real time clock (RTC) (247) is designed to provide a set
of counters to measure time When normal or ideal operating
mode is selected. The RTC uses little poWer, making it suit
able for battery poWered systems Where the CPU is not run
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ning continuously (idle mode). The features of RTC are
described beloW.
sponding ASC11 codes to the main processor in Chinese key
entry mode.
The folloWing tables describe interfaces among the CPU
(100), keyboard controller (404) and matrix (406):
Measures the passage of time to maintain a calendar and
clock.
entry feature and the softWare transfers the Chinese corre
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Ultra loW poWer design to support battery poWered sys
tems.
Keyboard Controller to CPU Interface
Provides seconds, minutes, hours, day, month, year, day of
Week, and the day of year.
Programmable reference clock divider alloWs adjustment
of the RTC to match various crystal frequencies.
The 8051 based Philips LPC89LPC931 controller in FIG.
4 is suitable for keyboard interface. The P89LPC930/ 931
(404) is based on a high performance processor architecture
that executes instructions in tWo to four clocks, six times the
rate of standard 80C5l devices. Many system-level functions
have been incorporated into the P89LPC930/ 931 in order to
reduce component count, board space, and system cost. The
P89LPC93I has the folloWing enhanced features:
Signal
LPC2 l 32
P89LPC93
Remarks
Serial 12C Data
Serial 12C clock
SDA
SCL
SDA
SCL
12C interface
12C interface
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Keyboard Controller to Matrix Interface
P89LPC93
Signal
Name
key board
Remarks
instruction cycle times of 111 ns to 222 ns for instruc
Kl3l.0 Keybd input I
P0.0
RET LINE 1
Keybd Return
tions except multiply and divide, When executing at 18
KBI.l Keybd input 2
P0.l
RET LINE 2
Keybd Return
Kl3I.2 Keybd input 3
P0.2
RET LINE 3
Keybd Return
Kl3I.3 Keybd input 4
P0.3
RET LINE 4
A high performance ARM processor 80C5l CPU provides
MHZ. This is six times the performance of the standard
80C5l running at the same clock frequency. A loWer
clock frequency for the same performance results in
poWer savings and reduced EM1.
2.4 V to 3.6 V VDD operating range. I/O pins are 5 V
tolerant.
8 kB ?ash code memory With 1 kB sectors, and 64-byte
page size.
Byte-erase alloWing code memory to be used for data stor
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line I
line 2
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RET LINE 5
Keybd Return
Kl3I.5 Keybd input 6
P05
RET LINE 6
Keybd Return
Kl3I.6 Keybd input 7
P0.6
RET LINE 7
Keybd Return
Kl3I.7 Keybd input 8
P0.7
RET LINE 8
Keybd Return
Kl30.0 Keybd output I
P2.0
SCAN LINE 1
Keybd Scan
Kl30.l Keybd output 2
P2.l
SCAN LINE 2
line 6
line 7
line 8
line I
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Kl30.2 Keybd output 3
P2.2
SCAN LINE 3
reset components. A reset counter and reset glitch suppres
sion circuitry prevent spurious and incomplete resets. A soft
Ware reset function is also available.
Keybd Scan
line 3
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Kl30.3 Keybd output 4
P2.3
SCAN LINE 4
Keybd Scan
KBOA Keybd output 5
P2.4
SCAN LINE 5
Keybd Scan
Kl30.5 Keybd output 6
P25
SCAN LINE 6
Keybd Scan
Kl30.6 Keybd output 7
P2.6
SCAN LINE 7
line 4
line 5
Four interrupt priority levels.
On-chip poWer-on reset alloWs operation Without external
Keybd Scan
line 2
detect, framing error detection, automatic address detec
interrupt inputs.
P0.4
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Enhanced UART With fractional baud rate generator, break
Eight keypad interrupt inputs, plus tWo additional external
KBIA Keybd input 5
line 5
Real-time clock that can also be used as a system timer.
tion and versatile interrupt capabilities.
400 kHz byte-Wide 12C-bus communication port.
Keybd Return
line 4
age.
Flash program operation completes in 2 ms.
256-byte RAM data memory.
line 3
line 6
Keybd Scan
line 7
65 Kl30.7 Keybd output 8
P2.7
SCAN LINE 8
Keybd Scan
line 8
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tion sensor IC (121). This product combines silicon-based
image capture with a proprietary sensor control and matching
algorithms to deliver ability-to-acquire (ATA) ?ngerprint
Keyboard Controller to Matrix Interface
images and authentication. AuthenTec’s EntrePad AES3400
utilizes TruePrint Technology, allowing the sensor to look
past the easily obscured outer surface of the skin to the living
P89LPC93
Signal
Signal
Narne
K1308 Keybd output 9
P1.0
key board
SCAN LINE 9
Remarks
layer below where the unique ridge and valley patterns of the
Keybd Scan
?ngerprint originate. Trueprint is AuthenTec’s unique pat
ented imaging technology. During imaging, a small near-?eld
signal is generated between the IC and the ?nger’s living
line 9
K1309 Keybd output 10
P1.1
SCAN LINE 10
Keybd Scan
K130.10 Keybd
output 11
K130.11 Keybd
output 12
K130.12 Keybd
output 13
P1.4
SCAN LINE 11
P1.6
SCAN LINE 12
P1.7
SCAN LINE 13
Keybd Scan
line 11
Keybd Scan
line 12
Keybd Scan
line 13
line 10
tissue layer. 16,384 individual elements in the sensor matrix
form a planar antenna array that receives this signal, creating
a digital pattern that accurately reproduces the ?ngerprint’s
underlying structure. A powerful utility within TruePrint is
Dynamic Optimization. This tool analyzes each image, con
trolling up to 15 sensor parameters to optimize the ?ngerprint
image, regardless of unusual skin conditions or surface con
tamination. The TruePrint high-quality ?ngerprint imaging
The LCD display (133) DD12803AAD, in one embodi
ment, is a 128*32 dot matrix LCD module. The LCD Module
can be easily accessed via parallel micro controller GPIO
interface. Its features include:
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suited to Bluetooth communications. These sensors auto
matically generate interrupts and reduce system overhead
needed for ?nger detection.
Trans?ective display mode and positive type, B/W mode,
FSTN LCD.
Graphic 128*32 dot-matrix display format.
Parallel input data from micro controller.
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1/33 duty multiplexing ratio.
6 o’clock viewing direction.
array
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Active area 29.66(W)*8.45(W) mm.
Dots pitch 0.232(W)*0.265(H) mm.
Dots size 0.202(W)*0.235(H) mm.
The ITT Industries, Cannon TBWB2A00 trackball (123) is
a miniature all directional scanning switch developed for
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mobile, remote, PDA, notebook PC, and hand-held device
applications. It includes two perpendicular rollers actuated by
friction on the ball and two spring contacts which generate
(by contact closing and opening) the electrical pulses and a
light tactile effect (click) at each pulse. A switch called
“Select” is integrated in the trackball. Optimally, two LEDs
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6 or 12 MHz operation with crystal or supplied clock input
USB selective suspend support
Ultra-hard surface coating
1 million rubs w/o degradation
Highly scratch resistant
IEC 61000-4-2 level 3 ESD capability (+/—8 KV)
Built-in low power ?nger detection w/system interrupt
Low power operation; <6 mW/ imaging event.
The interface of these ?ngertip sensors is pin selectable
choices. The SPI interface ?nger chip sensor is selected
so that the ?nger tip sensor is connected to the SP1 port
(245) of the main processor.
The Zeevo ZV4301 in FIG. 5 used in one embodiment is a
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Bluetooth SOC adapted to provide a high bandwidth CPU
system to add wireless connectivity to their product. The ZV
4301 (502) incorporates the industry standard 32 bit
To track the ball movements, a simple electronic device
tied to the direction contacts converts the vertical and hori
zontal displacements of the both perpendicular rollers in lo gi
cal levels of X-axis and Y-axis displacements: Some pull-up
resistors (or respectively pull down resistors) are tied to the
500 pixels per inch (ppi)
Extended Range 2.7V to 3.6V single power supply
00 C. to +700 C. operating temperature range
Easy to integrate USB 2.0 full speed, synchronous & asyn
chronous serial, & 8-bit parallel system interfaces
capability
can be included with the trackball and driven according to the
wishes of the user. Several tactile effects can be obtained
according to the number of tooth integrated in the gear axle;
the standard resolution is 12 pulses perball rotation. When the
Trackball is activated, its relative position changes are ana
lyzed in two directions X andY. The two perpendicular rollers
are actuated by friction on the ball. During their revolution,
the rollers activate two spring contacts which generate (by
contact closing and opening) the electrical pulses.
Features of the ?ngerprint component, in one embodiment,
include:
TruePrint technology for ability to acquire (ATA)
Compact industry standard 100-Pin LQFP Package
High de?nition 128><128 TruePrint technology based pixel
1/16 bias.
Dimension outline 35(W)*28.9(H)*1.75(D) mm.
Resolution 128*32 dots.
technology enables reliable authentication.
The ?ngerprint sensor is small, battery friendly and well
ARM7TDM1 CPU core with high bandwidth processing
capability sul?cient to support a wide range of embedded
applications. The ZV4301 operates from —25 C to 85 C and
axis direction contacts while the common contact is tied to the
comes in a lead free version. The ZV4301 is implemented in
a 0.18 micro meter CMOS process and includes the integra
ground (or respectively to the power supply potential). The
tion of all RF components and digital circuitry. The only
change in state interrupts the main LPC2132 processor (100).
external components needed are an antenna, crystal, refer
The output pulse frequency is directly proportional to the
moving speed and the direction. The pulse frequency is pro
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sleep and deep sleep modes, and operates from a single 3.3V
cessed by the main processor LPC2132 and the correspond
ing PS2 data sent to the host system.
Alternatively, the ITT Industries, Cannon Omni- or Vari
Point joystick or the Omni- or Vari-Disk navigation disk can
be used instead of a trackball.
The AuthenTec EntrePad, AES3400, AuthenTec’ 5 3rd gen
eration low power, small form-factor ?ngerprint identi?ca
ence resister, decoupling capacitors, and ?ash memory. The
ZV4301 is designed for low power applications including
supply. The ZV4301 is manufactured in an 8.6><8.6><1.65 mm
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LTCC BGA package with 100 balls.
The ZV4301 is supplied with a link library for a complete
lower layer protocol stack and source code to the blueOS
operating system, target manager and link manager API.
Upper layers are supported through the Zeevo partner pro
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The external bus interface includes:
8, 16-bit data bus.
23-bit address bus.
Support for 2 memory banks. Each bank supports up to 16
gram with ?rmware, Bluetooth protocol stack software and
Bluetooth pro?les available from Zeevo’s extensive partner
list.
The Zeevo4301 typical application supports AV equip
ment, smart phones, personal digital assistants, printers, cel
Mbytes ?ash and SRAM, with independent timing con
lular peripherals, access points and industry controls. Fea
trol for each bank.
tures include:
GPIO can function as additional interrupts.
Bluetooth 1.2 compliant.
High bandwidth ARM7TDM1 processor subsystem.
3 dedicated chip selects, each with independent timing
12, 24 and 48 MHZ CPU clocksiselectable on chip PLL
3 indicated interrupt lines.
control.
from single 12 MHZ input.
Highly integrated low cost solution: Radio, link control
The UART includes:
16450 register set compatible UART.
and CPU are integrated.
High throughput.
9600, 192K, 384K, 57.61K, 115.2K, 2304K, 4608K,
Tested quali?ed software stack available.
RTS and CTS ?ow control signals for UART.
Direct Memory Access (DMA) for low overhead UART
control.
The USB support includes:
USB version 2.0 compliant interface.
and 921.6 Kbs UART baud rates.
Support for very low power modesisleep and deep sleep.
Audio capability on an SCO channel.
On chip crystal tuning and power calibration.
Complete co-location and co-existence solutions with
802.11 supported through AWMA, AFH and SFH.
The CPU and memory support include:
USB wakeup and detach sideband signals supported.
Direct Memory Access (DMA) for low overhead USB
ARM7TDMI processor core.
control.
12 24 and 48 MHZ operation.
32/16 bit RISC architecture, 32 bit ARM instruction.
16 bit Thumb instruction set for increased code density.
The general purpose I/O features:
Sixteen individually programmable general purpose I/O.
Con?gurable for UART wake up hand shaking.
Base band and CPU activity indication.
32 bit ALU and high performance multiplier.
Extensive debug facilitiesiJTAG.
8 K bytes of boot ROM.
64 K bytes of SRAM.
The radio features include:
Integrated RF interface connects directly to antenna.
Integrated power ampli?er supports up to +4 dBm output
power for class 2 & 3 operation.
USB/UART mode select.
Each GPIO can be used as interrupt.
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PCM_IN, PCM_CLK, and
PCM SYNC.
Linear u-Law and A-Law codes supported.
High sensitive design (-86 dBm typically).
Interface to OKI MSM 7732-01 and OKI 7716 codec.
Class 1 operation is supported with an external power
Direct Memory Access (DMA) for low overhead PCM
ampli?er/LNA interface.
IF-enhanced direct conversion receiver architecture.
Integrated TX/Rx switch, balun, and matching network in
an LTCC package.
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Low power consumption receiver design.
Multiplexed RX/TX antenna interface.
Fully integrated PLL synthesiZer and loop ?lterirequires
external 12 MHZ crystal.
The baseband and software features include:
Required and optional Bluetooth 1.2 features faster con
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nection, extended SCO link, adaptive frequency hop
ping (AFH), QOS, ?ow control.
Direct memory access (DMA) for low overhead UART
control.
Standard Bluetooth HCI interface over UART and USB.
Support for a range of Bluetooth data rates (57.6-723
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LPC2132 (100) through the UART port. The 8 Mb Flash
memory AT49BV802A (501) is interfaced with ZV4301
through the external bus interface. The single rail linear codec
(141) is interfaced with the ZV4301 through the PCM inter
face.
Debugging of the remote is supported by JTAG header and
BDM header is used in the board for the debugging purposes.
This section gives the details of the JTAG header and BDM
header.
The processor complies with the IEEE 1149.1A JTAG
testing standard. The JTAG test pins are multiplexed with
The system is fed with 5 volts input power. The input power
is passed through a diode to provide the protection against
Park, sniff, and hold modes.
Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and scatter net.
Demodulator, modulator, RX/TX self calibration, burst
timing control and transmitter burst spectral shaping.
FEC encoder/decoder, data whitening, encryption-decryp
tion, and cyclic redundancy check.
Link controller for synchroniZation, frequency hope con
trol, and receiver/transmitter slot timing.
control
A 12 MHZ crystal serves as the primary clock crystal.
FIG. 5 shows the ZV4301 to other CPU and peripheral
interfaces. The ZV4301 is interfaced with the main processor
background debug pins.
Kb/ sec)
Support for multiple ACL and HC-SCO packet types.
Up to 7 slaves and up to 4 Pico nets supported.
u-Law, A-Law and CVSD transcoders on SCO channel
Full 8- to 128 bit encryption.
The baseband modem includes:
The pulse code modulator support includes:
PCM interface for audio applications: PCM-OUT,
reverse polarity. The power to the digital butler remote comes
from an external power supply module. The external power
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supply module will provide power to the remote and for
charging the battery. The input power is fed through a con
nector. From the 5 volts input, the following voltages are
derived on the CPU card: Processor core voltage: The core
supply for the processor is generated through a low dropout
regulator that can support current up to 1.5 A operating from
a 5V-input. The output 1 .8V is fed to the core of the processor.
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PLL voltage: The core voltage is the input to the PLL through
a ferrite bead, which supplies power to clock generation and
PLL circuits of the processor.
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Data sheets publicly available for the major IC components
phones also might be used. Data is transmitted and received
include:
1. LPC213x Philips User manual Nov. 22, 2004.
2. Zeevo ZV4301 Datasheet Jan. 24, 2005.
3. P89LPC930/931 Data Sheet, Rev. 05i15 Dec. 2004.
4. DDG128032AAD Data sheet, Rev1.0, Issue date: 2004
Oct. 6
over Bluetooth or another Wireless connection betWeen the
console and the palm-held remote in a custom data format. In
this format, a record may have ?elds including start of packet,
packet type, links, data and checksum. Different packet types
are assigned to keyboard, trackball, ?ngerprint and LCD
packets. The start of packet ?eld indicates that the packet
5. ITT Cannon, Miniature all direction scanning sWitch
starts here. For instance, 0x7C can be used as a start of packet
Data sheet.
6. Authentec Fingerprint sensor AES 3400 Data sheet.
7. MSM7716 OKI Datasheet Version August 1998.
8. AT49BV802A Datasheet, Document 3405DiFlash
March/2005.
In addition, a camera can be incorporated into the remote,
?ag. A data ?eld ofjust tWo bytes may be suf?cient. When the
checksum contains an XOR of all the data, link and packet
type ?elds, the checksum ?eld can be used to discard cor
rupted data packets.
Audio support enables the remote to act as a remote
speaker and/or microphone system for the ho st system. Audio
support can be for mono, stereo or other advanced sound
reproduction modes. The audio can function in an on-the-ear
mode (e.g., like a telephone headset), With a headset or as a
thereby enabling video conferencing and other visual fea
tures. The camera is complemented by a glue logic applica
tion supplied for or native to a communications and/or multi
media console, such as one running under WindoWs, OS X or
Linux. A CMOS camera commercially available for incorpo
ration in camera phones may be suitable for this application.
This is illustrated in FIG. 7.
FIG. 7 depicts building the digital butler remote board as an
speaker phone. These audio features can enable telephonic
capabilities for voice, place-shifting audio from the host loca
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that the audio reproduced at the remote is different from the
audio reproduced on speakers Wired to the host.
XScale processor based solution With a camera module and/
or memory card reader. This remote is built around the Intel
XScale micro controller or a digital signal processor (DSP).
The LCD connected to the main controller uses the GPIO
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The main processor provides interfaces for the Keypad, Joy
stick, 320*240 graphics LCD module, ?ngerprint sensor,
Bluetooth SOC, WiFi 802.11b/g module, audio codec, cam
could be received in an HTML or HTML subset format and
signed packet format could be used for LCD data. This format
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phone could interface through the Bluetooth module, as
described in the context of FIG. 1. A general USB dongle
interface (not shoWn) could be provided to alloW the user to
module operates in tWo modes, a so-called font mode and a
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tion for the host.
From FIG. 7, the components include the main processor
700, Which couples to the Bluetooth module 732, WiFi mod
ule 751 and audio codec 741. The audio codec couples to
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speaker 752, microphone 751, audio jack 753. The main
processor also may couple to a ?ngerprint sensor 721 and a
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760 can support one or more memory card formats. Currently
used memory card formats, as of submission of this disclo
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sure, include PC Card, CompactFlash I and II, SmartMedia,
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo and Micro M2, Multime
dia regular, reduced siZe and micro, Secure digital regular,
mini and micro, xD-Picture card and p. card. The main pro
cessor 700 provides an array of ports for interfacing With
these various components. While currently available compo
nents are generally identi?ed, such as by resolution or Wire
less standard, one of skill in the art Will recogniZe that these
for Bluetooth. Wireless protocols developed for cordless tele
alloWs the user to design their oWn shapes. X- andY-position
coordinates indicate the roW and column position on the
LCD.
The remote control can duplicate the visual operation of an
on-screen display generated by a controlled device, using a
display on the remote. The on-screen display interface is
device. HoWever, most remotes provide an array of buttons
and much different interface than the on-screen display.
Sometimes, the array of buttons anticipates that no screen Will
be available for display. Other times, the manufacturer over
builds the remote control. They attempt to expose all of the
functionality of the ho st device through individual keys on the
remote. The sheer number of keys sometimes pushes con
trolled devices into states of operation that are surprising,
confusing and dif?cult to undo. A high resolution display on
the remote control can enhance the user interface. For devices
that accept keyboard or joystick/mouse responses to an on
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screen display, the remote can substantially duplicate the look
and feel of the on-screen display. In this instance, substan
tially means to the extent alloWed by the form factor of the
remote display. For instance, the same HTML code may be
differently rendered to the on-screen display and the remote
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display, given the different dimensions of the displays.
components Will evolve over the 20 year life of a patent.
Remote SoftWare
SoftWare components of the palm-held remote include an
LCD interface module, a keyboard interface module, a ?n
gerprint sensor module, trackball or other directional device
interface module and a Bluetooth module. Other Wireless
protocols such as IEEE 802.1/x protocols can be substituted
byte mode. In a phone mode, the given string is displayed on
the LCD display in the prede?ned font shape and siZe. In the
byte mode, the given date is displayed as raW data, Which
designed to provide easy, smooth, seamless operation of the
battery pack 712. A battery charger and poWer management
component 724, such as a cradle, couples to a DC poWer input
713 and charges the battery 712. The main processor also may
couple to a camera module 750, a display 733, a keypad 711
and joy stick 723. The camera module may, for instance, be a
3 mega pixel CMOS component. The memory card reader
includes eight ?elds: start of packet, packet type, link, mode,
x-position, y-position, data and checksum. The mode ?eld
indicates the mode in Which the data is to be displayed. This
utilities. Alternatively, the microphone, speaker and head
use the USB port as if it resided on the host device. The USB
port of the remote Would function as a remote USB connec
interface, including data and control lines. The LCD can be
used to display data received over the Wireless link. The data
rendered by a compact broWser module. Or, a custom-de
era module and memory card reader. The audio codec inter
faces With a microphone, speaker and headphone for voice
tion to another room or ?oor in a home, private listening via a
Wired or Wireless headset and multiple stream playback, so
An on-screen menu and controls module can render a con
trol interface, translating a device menu and controls display
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that Would normally appear on a TV or monitor for reproduc
tion on a display that is part of the remote. To implement this
capability, a menu-generating device can assemble on-screen
menus and controls as a separate data stream, apart from any
video image that the menus and controls overlay. The data
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stream can be supplied both to the device’s oWn on-screen
to the remote. The remote uses the data stream to render the
?ngerprint, such as voice over IP, instant messaging, Web
conferencing and e-mail; electronic Wallet access, automati
cally looking up credit card information and other account
on-screen display in a legible format, adapted to the reduced
authorization information; and sharing of information by per
size of a screen on the remote. Preferably, the menu and
nologies such as a subset of HTML and JavaScript alloW a
designer to specify a menu and control layout in terms that
son logged in.
The trackball or other pointing device interface module
uses sampling techniques to read the ball movement and click
button states. The outputs of the trackball are connected to
general-purpose l/ O channels. The modules sense the state of
permit rendering to a variety of display sizes. Remote display
the general-purpose l/O’s at a predetermined frequency, such
of the on-screen menu and control data stream may preempt
as 1 kHz.
a video image display or may be overlaid on top of the video
image. Optionally, the device’ s on-screen menu and controls
Zeevo ZV4301 Bluetooth SOC or a Broadcom or RFMD
overlay generator and to a communications module coupled
control organization format on the remote mimics What the
vieWer can see on the screen, to minimize confusion. Tech
A Bluetooth Wireless interface module may be based on
design With headset and serial port pro?le (SPP) ?rmware.
can be supplied to the remote exclusively as a data stream and
not as part of a rendered video stream, to avoid confusing
This module is coupled to the main controller through a
UART. The module is adapted to convey Wirelessly a mix of
menus of different sizes. Alternatively, the on-screen menus
and controls may just appear on the remote’s display as a
consequence of being rendered to a TV or monitor that is
reproduced on the remote’s display.
One of skill in the art Will recognize that a display in the
palm of the hand Will be useful to many people, because it
reduces demands for eye-hand coordination and short-term
memory. The form factor is convenient. A single remote can
control for many devices. Depending on the features com
bined into the remote, varying complexity can be delivered at
keyboard data, trackball data, ?ngerprint sensor data for
authentication and data to be displayed on the remote mod
ule’s display.
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varying prices.
The on-screen display module can be more or less stateful.
J avaScript, for instance, canbe used to keep track of the user’ s
intermediate selections until they are sent to the host. Or, a
Java or similar application could replicate the states of the
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host. More simply, the display could be essentially stateless
and rerendered by the host after each data transfer from the
Console HardWare
Introduction
The core component of the console or host system may be
a standard mini ITX mother board With ports to add periph
erals. A USB Bluetooth module and USB WLAN module
may be connected to the motherboard through USB ports. A
display is connected through VGA connector and the socket
modern with R11 1 connector is connected through serial port
2. The remaining ports can be used for external interface. The
Wireless remote communicates over Bluetooth With the USB
Bluetooth module.
Features
FIG. 6 is a block diagram of the console (606). The host
remote to the host.
The form factor of the remote display could alternatively
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console of the system may be built on a standard Mini-ITX
motherboard and an additional add-on board to support the
features like WAP, Bluetooth, and a MODEM for PSTN and
a PCl-VGA Card. A standard Mini ITX is available in a 17
cm><17 cm form factor. The motherboard and/ or add-on board
may include tWo VGA connectors; for example, a VGA con
nector from motherboard (613) and a second VGA connector
mode. Here, the 8051 acts as a master and the LPC2132 acts 45
using a PCI add-on card (614). The design also may include
a serial port for external interface (611A) and another serial
port for a modem (611B), tWo USB ports (612B), support for
a USB-hub, an 802.11g WLAN module (632), preferably
interoperable With 802.11 b, With a separately connected
be a full display With touch sensitive areas and rendered
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buttons that provide visual and/or audio feedback (as opposed
to the tactile feedback of pressed buttons.)
The keyboard module of the remote is implemented using
an 8051. The key press data is sent to the main microcontrol
ler through an 12C interface for further processing. The key
board is a matrix keyboard including 13 scan lines and eight
return lines.A key press causes the 8051 to generate make and
break codes along With key press values. This data is given to
the main micro controller, Which operates in an interrupt
antenna. Other console components may include a USB to
as a slave.
Fingerprint sensor softWare uses SP1 code on the main
controller. The ?ngerprint data Will be sent in a particular
packet format over the Wireless link to be processed on the
host side. Authentec provides a useable appropriate library of
routines for ?ngerprint authentication.
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sor at operating at 1.0-1.5 GHz or another rate, integrated
Castle Rock graphics With MPEG-2 decoder (optionally an
Coupled to the ?ngerprint sensor softWare is a personal
ization module. If a user does not identify himself by sWiping
the ?ngerprint sensor, then a generic pro?le is applied to
personalization of music, movies, photos, videos, ?les and
Bluetooth module (632) With chip antenna, a standard PC
hard disk drive (623) and DVD drive (624) and anATX poWer
supply or Mini-ITX poWer module.
Motherboard support may include aVlA Eden/C3 proces
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telephone access. If the user sWipes the ?ngerprint sensor,
then personalization can be applied, analogous to sWitching
users in current WindoWs XP implementations. This degree
of context shifting based on a single action at a remote control
is neW in this disclosure. The personalization may include:
favorite channels/movies/shoWs in a streaming video envi
ronment; favorite music, photos or video in an on demand
environment; approved access to DRM-controlled content
using one or more keys linked to the ?ngerprint; history of
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searches, recent topics, personal interest (a la Google Sidebar
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MPEG-4 decoder for video), a memory socket, such as al
DDR266 SODIMM socket, a PCI slot, tWo UltraDMA
66/ 100/133 connectors (SATA connectors can be used), a
10/ 100 Base-T Ethernet physical connection, PS2 mouse and
keyboard ports; a parallel port, an RJ-45 LAN port, a serial
port, tWo USB 2.0 ports and a VGA port.
A socket modem module (634) is one component used to
connect the motherboard to a POTS telephone system. Alter
natively, modules can interface the motherboard to a cellular
or similar telephone system or to a voice over IP (VoIP)
system. One suitable module is a WMV34-0-TSM-100 from
Analog Devices. This serial socket modem provides complete
WorldWide support. AnAnalog Devices serial socket modem
or Claria PersonalWeb), recently accessed ?les; automatic
features a solid state DAA that supports international opera
authenticated access to communication channels linked to the
tion With compliance to international telephone standards.
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The modem module can be plugged on the carrier board by
tooth remote and the authentication code libraries provided
means of board to board connectors and Will be interfaced to
by the vendor to achieve the matching operation.
The console may support the folloWing functions:
the additional serial port available on the motherboard header.
The socket modem module is poWered by 3.3V DC supply
Bluetooth remote access.
and the interfacing signals are in the 3.3V LVTTL level. The
socket modem module has the connections for a telephone
line. This connection Will be terminated to a R111 jack (635)
on the carrier board for this purpose. The serial port signals in
WLAN enabled for netWork communication.
Socket modem module for dial-up netWork connection.
The folloWing combinations of hardWare and softWare fea
tures are Within the scope of this disclosure for providing
services described. Supported by the console, one or any
the motherboard are terminated to header COM2 Which is in
RS232 level. A RS232 transceiver interfaces (631) to the
combination of the folloWing:
modem (634).
General Purpose Computer
TV Set Top Box W/optional personal video recorder (PVR)
Terrestrial, Cable, Satellite, IP
A standard, off-the-shelf 802.1 1 g WLAN module (632) is
available module With USB interface. The module can be
connected to the USB port available on the motherboard
header. An external antenna may be positioned at the rear
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panel of the host system for maximum sensitivity. Some
suitable modules include the Linksys-WUSB54GP and Net
Video
NetWork Port
Gear-WG111. These modules are interoperable With 802.11
TV and/ or Monitor Out
b. A WLAN module may be an alternative to a Bluetooth
module for communications With the remote, or can provide
a netWork interface for the console.
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Media Card Reader (non-volatile memory)
CD/DVD (Writable versions possible)
able module With USB interface. The module may be con
nected to the USB port available on the motherboard header.
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FingerprintiOptional
Speaker/Mic/Vol control
Display
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Thumb-board (Alphanumeric)
+3.3V, and +5V DC, similar to an ATX poWer supply. These
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email, and text/voice/video messenger
Entertainment, including Multimedia apps, including TV,
PVR, DVD, Video, Photo, Music, Radio, and Games.
A Linux core runs on the VIA Eden processor. The module
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Productivity apps, such as a personal information manager
(PIM), contacts, calendar, editor.
devices. A dedicated softWare application running parses data
received Wirelessly, such as over Bluetooth. It also redirects
SOME PARTICULAR EMBODIMENTS
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socket modem module as a portable one.
The present invention may be practiced as a method or
device adapted to practice the method. The same method can
be vieWed from the perspective of a console adapted for use
With a remote, a remote adapted to control a console or a
On the console or host system processor side, the serial
driver initialiZes and con?gures the serial port baud rate equal
Applied to the folloWing services:
Communication, including Phone (LL/Cell/IP), Internet,
Console Software
Introduction
the data to corresponding modules.
Modules
The modem connected With the host system motherboard
is used to make the dial-up connections. This makes the
Cursor Control
Video Camera
Media Reader
USB port
poWer supply tapping is used in the carrier board to supply
drivers loaded on the OS core takes control the peripheral
Wireless netWork router
Supported by the hand-held remote, one or any combina
tion of the folloWing:
DC converters to provide output voltages of +12V, —12V,
poWer to the add on modules such as socket modem, WLAN,
and Bluetooth modules.
Optionally
Hard Drive
A standard, off-the-shelf Bluetooth module (633) is avail
The module Will be connected to the host system by the USB
port available on the motherboard header. The modules built
around CSR chipset may be suitable.
The poWer supply used may be a standard mini ITX poWer
supply. A standard 12 volts DC poWer module also can be
used for this purpose. The poWer supply board includes DC
Messaging console (one or any combo)
Text (SMS/Webpages)
Voice (Landline/cell/IP)
combination of console and remote.
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to the modem baud rate. An appropriate modem driver is
loaded to manipulate the connected socket modem. A WLAN
module is a port of the Linux-WLAN driver, adapted to the
host board. The USB WLAN modules identi?ed from Link
While the present invention is disclosed by reference to the
preferred embodiments and examples detailed above, it is
Ware is connected to the USB port, it is logically connected to
understood that these examples are intended in an illustrative
rather than in a limiting sense. It is contemplated that modi
?cations and combinations Will readily occur to those skilled
in the art, Which modi?cations and combinations Will be
Within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the folloW
the access point using the WLAN control utility.
ing claims.
sys and NetGear use the same driver. Once the WLAN hard
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We claim as folloWs:
A suitable Linux Bluetooth softWare stack is BlueZ. Pro
cessing data from the stack involves developing parsing the
data received from the remote. The communication With the
remote is established using the BlueZ utilities from the host
for remote headset and serial port functionalities. Once the
application knoWs the source of the data packet, it redirects
the data to the appropriate module for the required function
ality. The softWare also provides a facility to send the data to
the LCD available on the remote side. The application devel
oper can use the ?ngerprint raW data received from the Blue
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1. A multi-media and communications system, including:
a palm-held remote; and
a console component in Wireless communication With the
remote;
Wherein the palm-held remote integrates at least:
a speaker, microphone and volume control adapted for
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use as a telephone,
a display at least capable of shoWing a telephone num
ber,
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a cursor control and trigger adapted to select and control
resources of the console,
a limited range radio for communicating With the con
sole component via a lightWeight Wireless protocol;
a compact keypad including numeric keys usable for
Wherein the console component integrates at least a DVD/
CD player, a netWork port and logic and resources
telephone dialing,
the compact keypad further including alphabetic keys
adapted to:
connect the palm-held remote to the telephone netWork,
usable for Web broWsing, and
a limited range radio for communicating With the con
send and receive messages across a communications
netWork, displaying the messages on a monitor or
sole component via a lightWeight Wireless protocol;
television,
Wherein the console component integrates at least a DVD/
CD player, a netWork port and logic and resources
control channels accessed by a video receiver,
drive speakers and provide volume control,
provide playback control for the DVD/ CD player, and
adapted to
connect the palm-held remote to a telephone netWork,
connect the palm-held remote to the lntemet and display
decode VolP to a remote control device format and
decode DVD video,
implement the lightWeight Wireless protocol used to for
Web pages on a monitor or television,
control channels accessed by a video receiver,
Ward signals in the remote control device format to the
limited range radio of the palm-held remote;
Whereby the palm-held remote alloWs a user to select
among and use the console component’s telephone net
drive speakers and provide volume control,
provide playback control for the DVD/ CD player, and
access and playback digitally stored music;
decode VolP to a remote control device format and
decode DVD video and at least one of IPTV, MPEG-2
or MPEG-4 video; and
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control, and DVD/CD playback control Without per
forming the decoding of VoIP or DVD video performed
implement the lightWeight Wireless protocol used to for
Ward signals in the remote control device format to the
limited range radio of the palm-held remote;
Whereby the palm-held remote alloWs a user to select
among and use the console component’s telephone net
by the resources of the console.
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8. The system of claim 6, Wherein:
the palm-held remote further integrates a ?ngerprint reader
tally stored music access and playback, Without per
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resources of the console.
the logic and resources of the console component are fur
ther adapted
to authenticate users based on processing the raW ?nger
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and personaliZe their telephone netWork connection and their
messaging based on processing the raW ?ngerprint data
received from the palm-held remote.
4. The system of claim 3, Wherein the logic and resources
of the console component to authenticate users based on
broWsing and digitally stored music.
9. The system of claim 6, Wherein the palm-held remote
further integrates a USB connector and port and the logic and
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a display at least capable of shoWing a telephone num
ber,
resources of the console component are further adapted to
treat the USB connector and port as local to the console.
a cursor control and trigger adapted to select and control
resources of the console,
a compact keypad including numeric keys usable for
telephone dialing,
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remote;
Wherein the palm-held remote integrates at least:
a speaker, microphone and volume control adapted for
usable for Web broWsing,
sole component via a lightWeight Wireless protocol;
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ber,
connect the palm-held remote to the telephone netWork,
control With the palm-held remote retrieval, transfer and
playback of digital
a compact keypad including numeric keys usable for
usable for messaging, and
Wherein the console component integrates at least a media
card reader or hard drive, a netWork port and logic and
resources adapted to
a cursor control and trigger adapted to select and control
resources of the console,
the compact keypad further including alphabetic keys
the compact keypad further including alphabetic keys
a limited range radio for communications With the con
use a telephone,
telephone dialing,
remote;
Wherein the palm-held remote integrates at least
a speaker, microphone and volume control adapted for
use as a telephone,
5. The system of claim 1, Wherein the palm-held remote
further integrates a USB connector and port and the logic and
a display at least capable of shoWing a telephone num
resources of the console component are further adapted to
treat the USB connector and port as local to the console.
10. A multi-media and communications system, including:
a palm-held remote; and
a console component in Wireless communication With the
?ngerprints is further adapted to personaliZe the users’ lists of
favorite channels, Web broWsing and digitally stored music.
6. A multi-media and communications system, including:
a palm-held remote; and
a console component in Wireless communication With the
print data and
to personaliZe the users’ lists of favorite channels, Web
3. The system of claim 1, Wherein the palm-held remote
further integrates a ?ngerprint reader and logic to transmit
raW ?ngerprint data to the console component for processing
and the logic and resources of the console component are
further adapted to authenticate users of the palm-held remote
and logic to transmit raW ?ngerprint data to the console
component for processing; and
2. The system of claim 1, Wherein the palm-held remote
further integrates a media card reader and the logic and
resources of the console are further adapted to treat the media
card reader as local to the console component.
7. The system of claim 6, Wherein the palm-held remote
further integrates a media card reader and the logic and
resources of the console are further adapted to treat the media
card reader as local to the console component.
Work connection, Internet broWsing, channel control,
volume control, DVD/CD playback control, and digi
forming the decoding of VoIP or video performed by the
Work connection, messaging, channel control, volume
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content from the media card reader,
control channels accessed by a video receiver,
drive speakers and provide volume control,
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a decoder logic running on the hardWare resources, logi
decode VolP to a remote control device format and
cally coupled to the light Weight protocol stack, adapted
decode digital content from the media card reader or
hard drive, and
implement the lightweight Wireless protocol used to for
to receive the packets processed by the master device
Ward signals in the remote control device format to the
limited range radio of the palm-held remote; and
Whereby the palm-held remote alloWs a user of to select
among and use the console component’s telephone net
remote control device format into signals to drive the
into a remote control device format and to decode the
slaved outputs;
Wherein the remote control
depends on the master device to process at least one
Work connection, media card reader functions, channel
control, and volume control Without performing the
audio stream from one or more source formats into the
remote control device format,
depends on the master device to transcode input from
and output to the slaved microphone and audio output
betWeen VolP and the remote control device format,
decoding of VoIP or digital content from the media card
reader or hard drive Performed by the resources of the
console component.
11. The system of claim 10, Wherein the palm-held remote
further integrates a media card reader and the logic and
relies on the master device to respond to the control
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12. The system of claim 10, Wherein the palm-held remote
further integrates a ?ngerprint reader and logic to transmit
raW ?ngerprint data to the console component for processing
and the console component integrates logic and resources
further adapted to authenticate users of the palm-held remote
and personaliZe their telephone netWork connection and their
messaging based on ?ngerprints received from the palm-held
signals to change the audio stream delivered in the
packets, and
resources of the console are further adapted to treat the media
card reader as local to the console component.
sends raW ?ngerprint data to the master device for inter
pretation.
18. The device of claim 17, Wherein the limited range radio
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is one of:
compliant With a Bluetooth standard,
complaint With an 802.11n standard,
compliant With an 802.1 lb/g standard, or
13. The system of claim 12, Wherein the logic and
utiliZes a cordless home telephone technology.
19. The device of claim 17, Wherein the slaved display is
capable of at least shoWing a photograph or shoWing a caller
resources of the console component to authenticate users
on a video conference and the remote control further depends
remote.
based on ?ngerprints is further adapted to personaliZe the
users’ lists of favorite channels, Web broWsing and digitally
stored music.
14. The system of claim 10, Wherein the palm-held remote
further integrates a USB connector and port and the logic and
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on the master device to process a video stream from one or
more source formats into the remote control device format.
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20. The device of claim 17, Wherein the slaved display is
capable of at least displaying text both received from the
master device and generated by the remote control.
21. The device of claim 17, Wherein the slaved display is
capable of at least displaying text responsive to the packets
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received from the master device.
resources of the console are further adapted to treat the USB
connector and port as local to the console component.
15. The system of claim 10, Wherein:
the display on the palm-held remote is adapted to shoW
22. The device of claim 17, Wherein the light Weight pro
tocol stack is a Bluetooth protocol stack.
23. The device of claim 19, Wherein:
menu and control information from the media center;
the palm-held remote further integrates logic and resources
adapted to reproduce menu and control information
received from the media center on the display and to
the light Weight protocol stack is a Bluetooth protocol
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invoke glue logic running on the media center by Wire
lessly directing menu and control navigation input to the
media center; and
the glue logic invoked Wirelessly by the remote control is
adapted to process the menu and control navigation
input and control features of the media center.
16. The system of claim 6, Wherein the palm-held remote
further integrates a ?ngerprint reader and logic to transmit
raW ?ngerprint data to the console component for processing
and the logic and resources are further adapted to authenticate
users of the palm-held remote and personaliZe their telephone
netWork connection and their messaging based on processing
the raW ?ngerprint data received from the palm-held remote.
17. A hand held remote control device With slaved audio
and video reproduction, the device including:
audio packets are Bluetooth compliant.
24. The device of claim 17, Wherein the remote control
device format is compliant With a Bluetooth standard.
25. The device of claim 17, Wherein the decoder logic
running on the hardWare is implemented by a Bluetooth sys
tem-on-a-chip.
26. The device of claim 17, Wherein the decoder logic
handles pulse code modulation decoding.
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navigation control;
a light Weight protocol stack running on the hardWare
resources and exchanging packets With a master device;
27. The device of claim 19, Wherein the decoder logic relies
on the master device handle decoding of IPTV and MPEG-2
and MPEG-4.
28. The device of claim 19, Wherein the decoder logic relies
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a limited range radio;
a plurality of slaved inputs and outputs built into the hand
held remote control, including at least a slaved micro
phone, a slaved ?ngerprint reader, a slaved display and a
slaved audio output;
a keyboard and navigation control built into the hand held
remote control;
hardWare resources coupled betWeen the radio and the
slaved inputs, the slaved outputs, the keyboard and the
stack;
and the remote control device formats for the video and
on the master device to handle DVD video decoding.
29. The device of claim 17, Wherein the remote control
further includes memory coupled to the hardWare resources
that holds a DRM key and logic running on the hardWare
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resources to automatically transmit the DRM key to a DRM
enabled device.
30. The device of claim 17, Wherein the remote control
further includes a camera coupled to the and logic running on
hardWare resources adapted to send camera signals to the
master device.
31. The device of claim 17, Wherein the remote control
further includes a USB port coupled to the hardWare
resources that the remote control makes accessible to the
master device as a port local to the master device.
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