One key feature that draws customers to Gennum products, certainly within the professional video broadcast market, is the fact that our products are all 100% production tested. This test ensures that customers get products that meet or exceed our datasheet maximum specifications 100% of the time rather than relying on product characterization data alone. This can be a key decision making criteria when designing cable drivers, reclockers, equalizers and SerDes parts into SD/HD/3G-SDI end equipment that cannot afford to fail in the field.
I have a question about wirelessly connecting two microcontrollers. I would like to create a custom hand-held controller for a a simple remotely operated rc car I am planning to make. I want a sending device to be able to read analog signals from my hand-held controller analog joysticks on several channels and have it be sent over wirelessly to the microcontroller on the car. I am aware that I can use IR, but I am unsure whether IR would allow me to send an analog signal so that I could, for example, change the speed of the motors. Also, I am unsure whether IR would be convenient since the led would have to be pointed directly at the IR sensor on the other end. On the other hand, I can use a hobby radio controller, but what I don't like is that it is very bulky and not very convenient for something so small. Radio is very convenient in the sense that you don't have to point it directly at what you're controlling in order for it to work and there is a large range. I also know that there is the Xbee, but those are relatively expensive. In my case, the cheaper, the better. Are there any boards that would let me have a radio transmitter with inputs from one microcontroller sending information to a receiver on another? What would be the best solution to this problem? Thanks for your time.
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