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OnLive CEO: we've made super-efficient wireless radios

updated 02:00 pm EDT, Thu June 30, 2011

Rearden developed radios that break Shannon's Law

At a recent speech at the Columbia University in New York, OnLive CEO Steve Perlman spoke about one of his companies, Rearden, finding a way to go beyond Shannon's Law in wireless technology. Shannon's Law sets the limits for wireless data capacity but Rearden's invention is said to beat what Shannon's Law says is possible by a factor of ten. As for current wireless networks, the new radios are said to be able to send 100 times the data using the same spectrum.

Perlman's speech begins approaching the subject at just after about 55 minutes into the video below. He goes on to say the new radios are simpler than current radios and are capable of 30-mile transmissions and could one day send wireless broadband transmissions as far away as 250 miles.

Unfortunately, Perlman points out the radios may not be able to see commonplace usage as the lack of funding and alleged pressure from telecommunications companies stand in the way. [via DSLReports]

by MacNN Staff



  1. RonC

    Joined: Dec 1969


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    Really? I have a carburetor that gets 300mpg but the auto and oil companies are prohibiting me from selling it.

    I'm not buying anybody blowing up the Shannon limit until some reputable journal publishes the article - until then, it's all marketing BS.

    (but I really do have that carburetor, the powers-that-be just won't publish the paper either)

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