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Ring Around Transceiver

Abstract: 

The communications system of the present invention defines a complete feedback path consisting of first and second transceivers and an appropriate signal path. Each transceiver comprises a detector and a signal source capable of generating a signal at one of two frequencies. The detector in each of the transceivers is a two state device tuned to respond only to a predetermined desired difference frequency. If the desired difference frequency signal is present, the detector provides and output signal in a first state; if the desired difference signal is not present, the detector provides an output signal which is in a second state. The signal source can be a voltage controlled oscillator, a pair of single frequency oscillators, a synthesizer, or any signal source capable of being electrically switched between two frequencies. Data can be exchanged between the transceiver pair only when the desired difference frequency is present.

Patent Number: 
4,903,324
Date Of Issue: 
02/20/1990
Inventors: 

Thomas J. Warnagiris