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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009561D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-03
Document File: 3 page(s) / 138K

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Mark Constable


This paper describes a system/device that can be employed to increase the functionality of a primary electronic device with a negligible increase in weight, volume, and dimensions of the primary device as well as a lower design cost. The system uses either a cord or a radio frequency link to com- municate with a remote accessory device rather than adding internal circuitry or a large snap-on sec- ondary module. This allows increased functionality without the need to significantly increase the size of the primary device and the design challenges of including it with the primary device.