Mm Unit 6

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  • Mm Unit 6

    1. 1. Trends & Contemporary Technologies Topic 6: Multimedia Technology
    2. 2. Trends & Contemporary Technologies <ul><li>Communications Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Processing Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Display Technologies </li></ul>
    3. 3. Communications Technologies <ul><li>Buses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USB 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firewire </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WiFi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Storage Technologies <ul><li>Magnetic Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tapes, Floppy disc drives & Hard Disc drives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optical Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CD-ROMs, DVDs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holographic Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not currently available </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Processing Technologies <ul><li>Becoming smaller, faster & cheaper </li></ul><ul><li>Some now are multi-processor machines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have processors for individual tasks such as video compression & processing. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Display Technologies <ul><li>Flexible Displays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roll it up and carry it away </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual 3D </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulates 3D by providing separate images for each eye. Some need special glasses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Real 3D </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects a moving image in to space. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Converging Contemporary Technologies <ul><li>Smartphone: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>merging technologies of a mobile phone and a laptop. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pocket PC: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>merging technologies of a laptop, mobile phone and desktop operating system and application software. </li></ul></ul>

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