New approach speeds up testing of traffic management solutions for data center networks
Mar 22, 2017
The transmission control protocol, or TCP, which manages traffic on the Internet, was first proposed in 1974. Some version of TCP still regulates data transfer in most major data centers, the huge warehouses of servers maintained ...
IEEE P802.3bz: New Ethernet standard ratified
Oct 02, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—A new Ethernet standard is born. The IEEE has set the new standard for five times the speed without disruptive cable changes, said Network World.
Programmable network routers provide more flexible traffic management without sacrificing speed
Aug 23, 2016
Like all data networks, the networks that connect servers in giant server farms, or servers and workstations in large organizations, are prone to congestion. When network traffic is heavy, packets of data can get backed up ...
Wi-Fi Alliance continues tech advance with WiFi 802.11ac Wave 2
Jun 30, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—A new Wi-Fi standard carries a promising impact on products meeting the new standard. Tech watchers are saying that 802.11ac Wave 2 certification means one can expect better performance and capacity in Wi-Fi.
Wireless study predicts trouble and solution for 5G cellular
May 25, 2016
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), comprising seven telecommunications standard development organizations, will soon choose among channel models to adopt as testing standards for 5G cellular systems. However, ...
New world record in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency
May 18, 2016
A team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund has once again set a new world record for wireless spectrum efficiency, less than two months after setting the first one.
Australia project turns vehicles into emergency network
May 16, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—We are quite accustomed to hearing about the wonders of enjoying a global experience in a connected universe where communications ignores limitations of borders, arrival gates and physical walls. Not everyone ...
Transmission of digital communication signals through meat
Apr 16, 2016
Eye rubbing time—New Scientist had the headline "Wireless signal sent through meat fast enough to watch Netflix" and there were no typos. They meant what they said. RT explained further that "researchers have developed ...
Engineers develop the first on-chip RF circulator that doubles WiFi speeds with a single antenna
Apr 15, 2016
Last year, Columbia Engineering researchers were the first to invent a technology—full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)—that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception ...
1970s technology solution to Internet 'capacity crunch'
Feb 29, 2016
Exactly 50 years ago, Noble prize winner Charles Kao and his colleagues demonstrated the feasibility of using fibre optical cables to transmit information over long distance.