Faster, faster ... engineers are hoping to convert the wireless link between a cell phone tower and a smartphone from a trickle to fire hose
Electrical engineering professors (and wireless pioneers) Gabriel Rebeiz, Lawrence Larson, Peter Asbeck and James Buckwalter and their students
Electrical engineers from University of California San Diego (UCSD) are building the foundations for wireless networks of the future. Hoping to bring mass access to the the kind of high capacity, extremely low power wireless networks found only in expensive defense and satellite applications, the researchers are merging silicon chip technologies with sophisticated wireless communications tools in the millimeter and microwave range. This work, according to UCSD, could result in personal wireless networks that make current high-speed wireless connections feel slower than the dial-up connections from the early 1990s.
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