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A "capacitor" for burst-data transmission

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Concave, Mar 17, 2017.

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  1. Concave Trainee Engineer

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    I know a capacitor is ideal for situations where relatively large amounts of energy is delivered/stored for short amounts of time - is there something similar for sending data?

    The throughput of my 25 ESP8266 IoT units is ~7kb/s each, so is there a way to deliver 25 x 7 kb/s = 175 kb/s from a single source if they are all coordinated correctly? As in ultra-fast compression - where the system that the payload generation occurs on has faster computation power and can fragment an input instantly into 25 parts and send each of those to the ESP8266 "servers" which are in effect tiny-data centers that can handle at low speed and low power. The suggested 175 kb/s rate would be sufficient to send a [nearly] live security camera feed in a high enough resolution to be useful.

    This application would in effect provide a system that acts as a data "capacitor", that can deliver burst data every once in a while for short durations.

    tldr;; a motion triggers a live-internet-webcam feed long enough for the owner to be notified of the trigger and prepare a device to view a potential incident live
     
  2. Forcedminer Senior Engineer

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    ...........sounds like a new way to DDOS.....or overload a system and make it go slow or otherwise just crash from infomation overload......so a dos.
     
  3. Concave Trainee Engineer

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    The same thing happened with the Mirai botnet a few months ago on Dyn servers.
     
  4. Ghostickles Senior Engineer

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    ion traps resemble vertebrae, probably a coincidence.
     
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