ECE Alum helps develop new radio technology at Cornell University

March 21, 2017

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new radio on a chip that would allow for cheaper, easier to use wireless systems. The new technology would allow for the signal to be adjusted as needed, thus enabling users to more easily adapt their cell phones when traveling abroad. With many countries configuring their frequency bands to suit their specific needs, the ability for a device to be able to be programmed to each specific country’s need would be highly desired.

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“We can enable this function at any frequency, just by tuning some parameters,” said Apsel. “So we can make a radio that is truly reconfigurable, changed on the fly to spectrum in your location.”

Alyssa Apsel is a member of the research group who developed the technology. Apsel studied under Professor Andreas Andreou and received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Since 2002, she has been an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University.

Read more at PC World.

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