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Re: Laws of Physics still apply
rick merritt   1/29/2015 11:56:18 AM
Thanks for chiming in Afshin!
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Re: Laws of Physics still apply   1/28/2015 6:27:47 PM
This is Afshin Zand.

The IoTFreeway website will be up shortly, and have more details. 

Meanwhile carriers, equipment manufacturers or those with self-contained verticals seeking corporate partnership may reach me at:

I thank the readers for comments posted. It is a given that a revolutionary technology, otherwise referred to as disruptive technology, would cause knee-jerk reactions as well as elicit wise observations and commentary; I observe both in the comments.  I have disclosed it under NDA to a major semiconductor manufacturer here in Silicon Valley, which stated they would pursue it when there is a corporate customer.  I have begun to approach corp. clients. Since I have designed the system to operate on unlicensed bands, thus saving billions in spectrum purchase.  For them what it does is what is important; how it does it is more a curiosity.


Dear EmeryRay:

Thank you for your post. It is a good calculation, but your starting assumptions about my system are not correct. You have inferred data beyond what is stated in the article.  As to how it works, the author of the article pressed me several time for describing to him how the system works.  Such information in the industry is exchanged under Non-Compete's and NDAs.


Dear Sheetal.Pandey:

Thank you for your post. I concur with you, and find your observation wise.  While this technology can do internet, I am not too focused on internet. 


Dear adaudet1:

Thank you for your post. You appear to be riled and commenting on a system you do not know in sufficient detail. As for the information in the article, it is clear that it refers to claims made. I provided that information at a WCA meeting  last week in Silicon Valley.  Review took place prior to the publication when my website was up.  The website is being revised.  I trust you realize, without words from us, possible contradictions in your critique : If such a thinmg came forth from an existing or generally established company, it would not be likely a revolutionary, disruptive technology. The high tech news media report on the vanguard as well as established ones. I state you ought to know when to expect established ones and when to expect vanguard. 

Best Regards,




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adaudet1   1/28/2015 2:00:03 PM
Is there no editorial review at eetimes? This post is unfit of an Engineering site and reads like a parody...

Absurd vague pointless statements? Check. Zero challenge of one random guy statements? Check. Non-existant company? Check. Name-dropping? Check.

For reference, the way to vastly increase the range of a communication device without increasing the emmitted power is well known in information theory. It involves (in one way or another) lowering the data-rate in proportion (and can be coupled to error correction). And this law is as solid as the conservation of energy... (see: Channel capacity)

Such principles have been used for deep space probes, or GPS, and, in other (somewhat more sofisticated) forms, is now being used for IoT in LORA systems or in future long-range bluetooth communications.

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Re: Laws of Physics still apply
Sheetal.Pandey   1/28/2015 12:04:08 PM
IOT has different needs them just having internet. It will help evolve new technology and standards.for sure only start ups can bring these new ideas .

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Laws of Physics still apply
emeryray02   1/28/2015 9:09:29 AM
Free space loss @ 3GHz and 50km is 136dB, 100uW = -10dBm, so required sensitivity is -146dBm.  To achieve Gb/s at -146 dBm is impossible, unless a new physical channel has been discovered. is achieving >-140dBm sensitivity and building IOT networks around it, but at that sensitivity, data rates are very low.

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