WIT Press


System Verification Test Of Serial Infrared Communications Software

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQE970321

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

762 kb

Author(s)

D. Ho & R. Ho

Abstract

Serial Infrared (SIR) communications use an infrared (IR) signal path for computer and devices to communicate in a Universal Asynchronous Receiver or Transmitter UART-based wireless manner. The Infrared Data Association (IrDA) has defined specifications for the SIR physical layer, link access protocol, and link management protocol. IBM has developed SIR adapters that adhere to the IrDA standard, and has integrated the SIR driver with an application that co- ordinates the transfer and management of files between desktop and laptop computers. This report captures the experience of the IBM Microelectronics Toronto Laboratory in system verification test (SVT) of the communications software. It introduces the basics of SIR communications and describes our test configuration. Procedures and

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