Two years ago I published an email I received about the internal workings of a cellphone, and
today, I received yet another email, from a fellow cow-orker about
that previous email:
In reference to: http://boston.conman.org/2013/01/22.2
I passed this link along to a friend who is as technically
talented as XXXX, but who is also as politically astute as he is
technically astute. Here is his response:
Last time I checked, they are separate because the
FCC says they have to be separate.
There was huge debate between focus and the phone
manufacturers. The phone manufacturers wanted a single
processor for both the air processor and the phone/app gui.
The FCC said no because of the possibility
of changing the radio firmware.
Disclaimer: I am not offering this for contradiction; just
FYI and for
discussion (if you wish). Both he and XXXX
are way beyond me in this area, so I offer no opinions or views of
my own. In other words, I am all ears.
jurisdiction over radio transmission, I think the
separation of general purpose CPU and baseband processor has more do to with
recertification than a legal mandate to be separated.
But I don't work for a cellphone manufacturer, so I might be
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