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Communications & I/O

The plumbing on chip, between chips and between devices, that sends bits of data wirelessly or by wire.


Communications and I/O (input/output)—whether on a nano, micro or macro scale—is all about plumbing: pushing bits of data around using the physical plumbing of wires a on chip, through wires to and from other chips and sensors, or wirelessly via the electromagnetic spectrum. It’s about the hand off and receiving of signals, which can be translated into data, and the capacity of the pipes to carry the data.