EU gives cautious go-ahead to research institute News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment European Union ministers have agreed in principle to establish a research organization to spur innovation and growth, but funding remained unresolved even as several countries jostled to host the so called "European Institute of Innovation and Technology."
Go ahead given for European "super-satellite" News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment Satellite operator Inmarsat and the European Space Agency have given the go-ahead for a Euros 260 million project to build another satellite for broadband access. Engineers at Astrium (Stevenage, England) will design and build the Alphasat payload that will be able to handle more than 750 channels in the L band.
Compromise emerging on Galileo sat-nav funding News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment Europe's fledgling satellite navigation project Galileo cleared a major hurdle in its long-running attempts to sort out future funding as EU member states agreed on a compromise deal on the financing of the project.
Broadcom wins a further round against Qualcomm News & Analysis 11/23/2007 Post a comment A federal judge has upheld a decision in favor of Braodcom Corp against archrival Qualcomm Inc. that the latter infringed on three Broadcom patents related to video compression, and technology that enables a handset to simultaneously access data and voice networks.
C-band users, WiMAX hopefuls welcome WRC spectrum allocations News & Analysis 11/16/2007 Post a comment Satellite operators and equipment vendors hailed the outcome of their campaign at the World Radicommunications Conference to protect the users of its C-band spectrum from terrestrial interference. Backers of WiMAX also won the last of their hard-fought battles to cement the technology's acceptance as a mobile broadband standard.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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