Sunday, March 1, 2015

MagnaCom Demos its Multi-Carrier, OFDM Modulation

MagnaCom announced the release of its “WAM” technology for multi-carer OFDM to strategic partners. The company claims WAM enables an unprecedented 50% throughput gain and up to a 50% reduction in power, while remaining fully backwards compatible with QAM modulation.

The company said carriers can achieve substantially more data transmitted over the same spectrum, resulting in networks that deliver much higher speeds, have longer reach (coverage), and consume far less power. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) is a method of digital modulation in which a signal is split into several narrowband channels at different frequencies. OFDM is used in all modern cellular (LTE ) and WiFi (802.11n, 802.11ac).

“By extending our WAM technology into multi-carrier networks, MagnaCom continues to innovate with performance gains that were once thought impossible," said Yossi Cohen, co-founder and CEO of MagnaCom. “We have a vision of helping the mobile industry solve the 1000x mobile data by enabling carriers get much more out of their spectrum assets, dramatically lowering power consumption, and relentlessly challenging old assumptions. With the emergence of IoT and small wearable devices – the industry’s ability to miniaturize network devices, reduce power and increase distance will be paramount.”

MagnaCom is based in Petach-Tikvah, Israel.

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