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Title:Speckled Computing: Disruptive Technology For Networked Information Appliances
Authors: D.K. Arvind ; K. J. Wong
Date:Sep 2004
Publication Title:Procs of 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics
Publication Type:Conference Paper
Page Nos:219-223
Speckled Computing is an emerging technology in which data will be sensed in minute(ultimately around one cubic millimetre) semiconductor grains called Specks. Information will be extracted, exchanged and procecsed in a collaborative fashion in a wireless network of thousands of Specks, called a Specknet. The impact of Speckled Computing on consumer electronics, espcially future information appliances will be disruptive. Objects and the surrounding environment when treated with Specks, or "Speckled", will be endowed with sensing, processing and wireless networking capabilities. This would effectively 'smarten" everyday objects and surroundings post hoc, transforming them into networked information appliances. This paper introduces the concepts of Specks, Specknets and Speckled Computing, and outlines the challenges to be overcome to realise this technology. A prototype for Specks called Prospeckz (Programmable Specks over Zigbee Radio) which is currently used as a rapid development platform for speckled Computing is described. ProSpeckz is also intended as an enabler for integrating the technology of Speckled Computing into consumer electronics applications and some illustrative examp1es are described in this paper.
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author = { D.K. Arvind and K. J. Wong },
title = {Speckled Computing: Disruptive Technology For Networked Information Appliances},
book title = {Procs of 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics},
year = 2004,
month = {Sep},
pages = {219-223},
url = {},

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