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Performance Analysis of OFDM

Introduction Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) — essentially identical to Coded OFDM (COFDM) — is a digital multi-carrier modulation scheme, which uses a large number of closely-spaced orthogonal sub-carriers. Each sub-carrier is modulated with a conventional modulation scheme (such as quadrature amplitude modulation) at a low symbol rate, maintaining data...
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Recent Advances in Fresnel Zone Plate Antenna Technology

This paper outlines some of the recent advances in Fresnel zone plate antenna technology. Sidelobe reduction and control over sidelobe location are two developments, which are useful for interference reduction. Another development is the focusing resolution of Fresnel zone plate antennas for sub-wavelength focal distances. Designs will be given...
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ESI Releases New Version of Its PAM-CEM Solutions Simulation Software

ESI Group, a provider of physics-based simulation software, announced the release of the new version of its PAM-CEM Solutions software package. This product is aimed at performing realistic and predictive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) simulations in various industries including aerospace and defense, electronics, transportation and telecommunications. When dealing with industrial...
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Expert Advice Responses Page (March)

Published Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Last Update 3.04.08 Here are your replies to the Febuary Expert Advice column The modern age of Vector Network Analyzers (VNA) started with the introduction of the HP 8510, in 1984. This was the first, fully integrated, fully automated VNA, and was the...
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NEC and Alcatel-Lucent Announce LTE Joint Venture

Alcatel-Lucent and NEC have announced the start of a broad collaboration to market advanced end-to-end communications solutions. As an important first step in this collaboration, the two companies have formed a joint venture that will focus on the development of Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband access solutions. Leveraging...
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Nokia Opens Satellite Design Studio in Rio

Reflecting the increasing impact that Latin American style and culture is expected to have on the future design of mobile devices and services, Nokia has opened a satellite design studio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Based at the Design School of UniverCidade, it will bring together Nokia designers, students...
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China a Huge and Growing Market for RFID

China boasts not just the world’s largest RFID-enabled government ID card initiative, but a wide range of other RFID application projects in transportation ticketing, animal tagging, anti-counterfeiting, real-time location systems (RTLS), asset tracking, e-ticketing and contactless payments. According to a new study from ABI Research, their total market revenue...
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