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Issue 4 • Date Oct/Nov 2002

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  • Beyond 3G [cellular communications]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 18 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    3G wireless systems are still in the early stages of development. In fact, it may be another five to 10 years before we know their full market impact. However, there are already limitations and problems. Some of these problems are technical in nature, while others are business-related. Getting different access networks to interoperate in a seamless manner without a fixed infrastructure still holds... View full abstract»

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  • cdma2000 1×EV-DO [for 3G communications]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 10 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (1)
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    At the dawn of the new millennium, third generation (3G) advanced digital systems are being deployed worldwide. This latest generation is characterized by improvements to system capacity, reliability, extended services and, most importantly, expanded support for high-speed data communications. High speed means that bandwidth hungry multimedia applications can be provided to the mobile user. cdma20... View full abstract»

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  • Overlooking 3G

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 6 - 9
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Cellular systems have become enormously popular. As of early 2001, one out of 10 people in the world (680 million) used a cellular phone. Once thought of as a luxury, cell phones are now often considered a necessity and a lifeline in time of an emergency. As the cellular market becomes saturated, service providers see new data applications as the next step in providing customers with new products ... View full abstract»

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  • Standard politics

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 24 - 27
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    The definition of standards are manifold. The key words in such meanings are agreements and common consent. As a general rule, to be considered a standard, buy-in is required from others. And the others, e.g. companies, typically will only go along if they feel it will benefit them. Thus, worthwhile standards are usually good (not necessarily great) engineering solutions that allow the users to ma... View full abstract»

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  • VoP (voice over packet)

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 14 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    Organizations around the world want to reduce rising communications costs. The consolidation of separate voice and data networks offers an opportunity for significant savings. Accordingly, the challenge of integrating voice and data networks is becoming a rising priority for many network managers. Organizations are pursuing solutions that utilize excess capacity on broadband networks for voice and... View full abstract»

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  • Planning for the long haul [engineering profession]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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    This article focuses on a narrow aspect of possible engineering career strategies. In particular, these are ideas that may be helpful for engineers who begin their careers on the front line of technology, i.e. those who research, design, and/or produce new products and services. Furthermore, the primary focus is on formal and informal education and on-the-job training as the critical partners. Thr... View full abstract»

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  • Flash memory: towards single-electronics

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 35 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (13)
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    Since their invention in 1984, flash memories have evolved from single device components to megabit nonvolatile memory (NVM) arrays. Flash memories were born from the need to find easily scalable replacements for EPROMs (erasable programmable read only memory) and EEPROMs (electrically erasable programmable read only memory). Unlike EPROMs and EEPROMs, flash memory cells provide single-cell electr... View full abstract»

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  • Bluetooth [wireless connectivity]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 28 - 31
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    Bluetooth is a recently developed technology that uses radiofrequency transceivers to provide point-to-multipoint wireless connectivity within a personal space. Bluetooth was designed for both voice and data communication at low per-unit costs while consuming little power. This paper describes how Bluetooth is helping to usher in a new era of short-range wireless connectivity. As transceiver costs... View full abstract»

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