UART to Powerline Bridging for Bluetooth

In networking, technology bridges are being used for protocol translations. The existence of different home networking protocols and standards makes FPGA devices (Spartan-II) an ideal candidate for bridging functionality. Bridging between UART and powerline-based technologies can connect Bluetooth enabled devices to a powerline network. Powerline home networking technology allows consumers to use pre-existing electrical wiring system to connect home appliances to each other and to the Internet. Home networks that utilize high-speed power line technology can control anything that plugs into an outlet. The existing global powerline infrastructure makes it a cost effective and readily available medium for home networking. New powerline products are targeting data rates of 12 Mbps with solutions addressing data attenuation, security, and noise issues.

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