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Cornell Selects e2v Klystrons

e2v technologies has been selected to supply narrowband CW klystrons for use in Cornell University’s prototype energy-recovery linear accelerator (ERL), a new and advanced synchrotron radiation machine. The klystrons will aid the university with its research into building future machines for unprecedented materials science and bio-molecular structure analysis. The...
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Cambridge Consultants to Develop Next-generation Terminals

Iridium Satellite LLC has appointed Cambridge Consultants as a strategic wireless technology development consultant, charged with helping the company to evolve the design of its ground-based terminal equipment. The consultancy has assembled a multi-disciplinary engineering team with expertise in satellite communications to work on the multi-million dollar program. Specifically,...
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Bluetooth/UWB Compatibility Plans Introduced

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced its intent to work with the developers of the wireless technology commonly known as ultra-wideband (UWB) to combine strengths of both technologies. This decision will allow Bluetooth technology to extend its long-term roadmap to meet the high speed demands of synchronizing and...
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SOHO/Consumer WLAN Vendors Struggle for Profits

While SOHO/home WLAN equipment shipment volumes have increased strongly since Apple first launched its AirPort line of 802.11b-compliant consumer WLAN gear in 2000, prices have eroded sharply over the past several years, and few vendors are making much money in the market segment at present, reports In-stat. The SOHO/consumer...
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The Book End

Digital Communication Over Fading Channels, Second Edition Marvin K. Simon and Mohamed-Slim Alouini Wiley-Interscience 934 pages; $195 ISBN: 0-471-64953-8 Like its predecessor, this second edition discusses in detail, coherent and non-coherent communication systems as well as a large variety of fading channel models typical of communication links found in...
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