New digital modulation enables more spectrum, 4 times the distance and half the power for the next boost in wireless communication

Magnacom emerged from stealth mode claiming it has a new twist on digital modulation technology that provides big gains for any wired or wireless network. The company will license its technology on which it already has 14 US patents, all granted in less than a year.

The startup will demonstrate in a private suite at the Consumer Electronics Show an FPGA board using its technology to deliver a 10dB signaling advantage compared to QAM4096, the most powerful version of the quadrature amplitude modulation scheme widely used in communications today.

Magnacom WAM Integration is identical to QAM. It does NOT require any changes to the antennas, Radio or RF.

WAM technology is a pure digital new modulation scheme, using spectral compression that improves spectral efficiency. The spectral compression enables an increase of the signaling rate thereby affording the use of lower order alphabet, which reduces complexity. It provides inherent diversity of time and frequency domains and uses nonlinear signal shaping. The nonlinearities are handled digitally at the receiver side, allowing a lower-cost and lower-power transmitter design.

WAM is a multi-dimensional signal construction operating at the Euclidean domain breaking the orthogonality of signal construction (zero ISI in single carrier / zero ICI in OFDM) shown for the first time, to increase capacity and provide an optimal handling of nonlinear distortion, ultimately resulting in significant improvements versus todays’ legacy QAM systems, including:

* Up to 10dB system gain advantage
* Up to 400% the distance
* Up to 50% lower power
* Up to 50% spectrum savings
* Better noise tolerance
* Major increase in speed
* Lower cost and easier design
* 100% backward compatible

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